Senior Research Officer in Qualitative

Randwick, Australia
15 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) is a multidisciplinary Centre located within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at University of NSW. The SPRC receives its research funding primarily from Commonwealth and State governments, including the ARC, as well and community, industry and the corporate sector. The Centre’s client focus is accompanied by a strong reputation in the academic community, lending authority to its findings and extending its influence on policy formation.

SPRC is committed to workforce diversity and strongly encourages Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to apply.

About the role

  • $90K-$97K plus (9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading)
  • Fixed Term for a period of 12 months, with option to extend.
  • Full-time (35 hours per week), or negotiable part-time

To manage small qualitative/quantitative research projects or sections of larger scale projects. The incumbent will be engaged in all aspects of research, including: project management, conceptualisation, design, communication with clients and other stakeholders, data collection and analysis, and writing for commissioned reports and for articles in scholarly journals. 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be able to exercise initiative in the research process and have the ability to identify and research complex social issues drawing on relevant concepts and theories
  • Be able to manage the collection and analysis of interview focus group and other qualitative data
  • Have experience in qualitative social science research techniques, especially research with people with disability, children and young people, Aboriginal communities and/or people from disadvantaged and marginalised groups 
  • Be able to work independently
  • Ability to travel is desirable

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Mr David Cami, Associate Director SPRC


T: (61 2) 9385 7588

Applications close: 26th November 2017