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Research Administrator

The Social Research Centre
  • Use your strong customer service skills and commitment to high levels of attention to detail to support the administration of a major education research project
  • Play a key role in managing data requests and research applications
  • Hybrid work arrangement – Melbourne CBD office and work from home

The Social Research Centre is dedicated to conducting world-class research that informs decision making and advances our understanding of Australian Society. We are Australia’s leading provider of social research services and provide the social research community with access to superior survey research services and the full range of survey design, survey data management, statistical consulting, analytical thinking and qualitative skills. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian National University (ANU), we enjoy unprecedented access to ANU researchers and ANU’s illustrious/premier research environment.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Administrator, with a dedicated passion for administration and customer service, to join our Major Projects team. You will take a key role in servicing enquiries and applications from prospective data users and ensuring proposed publications comply with data and reporting guidelines for a high profile, Australia wide major education research project. This role is suited to a highly organised individual, with existing skills or demonstrated capacity to quickly learn skills in data management processes and/or compliance to data and reporting guidelines.

This is a permanent, part-time position (0.6 FTE) and will be based at our Melbourne CBD office with hybrid work arrangements available. A suitable home workspace and computer setup, and reliable internet connection are required to work from home.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • 12+ months’ experience in an administration role / research role
  • Demonstrated passion for administration and customer service
  • Strong organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve or know where to seek answers
  • Ability to work independently and take action where necessary
  • Collegiate, consultative approach to working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Existing skills, or demonstrated capacity to quickly learn skills, in data management processes, an advantage
  • Basic level data analysis skills and/or demonstrated experience extracting data from databases an advantage

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You must have full working rights in Australia to be eligible to apply.

For more information or for a copy of the position description, please contact our Human Resources team at recruitment@srcentre.com.au using the subject line: Research Administrator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Social Research Centre values diversity and believes that an inclusive and fair work environment has a positive impact on the wellbeing of employees, job satisfaction and productivity. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply.

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