Research Officer in Demography

Canberra, Australia
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5/6 (Research)
Salary package: $68,704 - $81,030 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Fixed Term, 12 months. Part time hours would be considered.  

Position Summary

The ANU School of Demography is seeking a Research Officer with specialist skills in conducting quantitative research and preparing reports to provide research assistance towards an externally funded project on ‘the demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia.’   

Position Overview

This appointment is in the field of Demography with an encouraged specialty in demography. The appointee will have specialist skills in conducting quantitative research and preparing reports, and will work with the investigators to meet their research objectives.

The Research Officer is expected to make contributions to the research of the School of Demography. Specifically, this position is to provide research assistance towards an externally funded project on ‘the demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia.’

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated specialist skills in conducting quantitative research and preparing reports. This position is based at the Australian National University in Canberra.

The position may be also be offered as two half-time positions or one full-time position, depending upon the preferred candidate(s).

The School of Demography is situated within the Research School of Social Sciences and has the largest concentration of demographers in Australia actively engaged in a broad range of demographic research areas, including fertility, family, ageing, mortality and migration, as well as the interdisciplinary research areas of social networks, gender, modelling, forecasting and the environment.

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.

Enquiries: James Raymer T +61 2 6125 3699  E:

Closing date: 26 March 2018

Position description: RO March 2018 PD.pdf

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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.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.