Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Survey Statistics

Canberra, Australia
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Level B/C - Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Survey Statistics)
Salary package: $96,087 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% superannuation (Research Fellow) or
                           $115,729 - $128,825 (Senior Research Fellow) per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms:  Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

  • Opportunity to work with cross-disciplinary team of statisticians and social scientists
  • Strong links with Social Research Centre and ability to trial and evaluate innovative survey experiments
  • Chance to develop and shape your own research agenda

Position overview

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is seeking an expert in the design and analysis of quantitative surveys to work with a team of social scientists and methodologists in a new and expanding centre. The successful application will be integral to the expansion of methods teaching within the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and the ANU more broadly.       

The applicant will work closely with senior staff in the centre to develop new and innovative research methods, with a particular focus on survey design and analysis. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods to develop and deliver methods training, co-ordinating with other staff within the College. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on independent research and be encouraged to collaborate with staff within the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

For more information, please contact A/Prof Nicholas Biddle E:

Closing date: 8 December 2017

Position description: Survey Statistician - Level B_C (revised).docx

The Centre for Social Research and Methods explicitly encourages females and applicants of non-binary gender to apply for this position. The Centre is committed to developing a diverse staffing profile, and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account caring responsibilities. If desired, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with senior females within the Centre, Research School and College, and the Centre will support mentoring opportunities.

The University and the Centre for Social Research and Methods actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.