Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (Statistician) @ Griffith University

Closing Date: 15h October

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About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI) is a consolidation of one of the largest and most impressive interdisciplinary communities of criminology and crime and justice researchers in Australia and internationally.

The opportunity
The primary focus of this role is to work with GCI researchers and data providers to maximise usage of SAL’s administrative datasets. This role involves negotiating with data providers and end users, managing the ingest of raw data, developing a detailed knowledge of various datasets, advising researchers on datasets, providing training and assistance to data end-users, and writing policy-relevant briefings based on data holdings. Success in this role requires collaboration with the GCI researchers and external providers.

This is a fixed term, 12 month, full time appointment based at the Mt Gravatt campus. 

About you
To be successful within this role, you will be able to demonstrate experience with large-scale administrative data collections, and a good understanding of how that data is collected and used for social science research purposes. You will have the ability to manage and manipulate large-scale datasets, including experience with RDBMS and SQL applications. Knowledge of spatial aspects of data would be desirable. You will have advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive working relationships across all levels of an organisation and negotiate successfully with a range of external stakeholders, including government.

Salary range
Senior Research Fellow: $113,326 – $130,675 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $132,593 – $152,891 per annum.

Research Fellow, Grade 2: $92,511 – $109,860 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,239 – $128,537 per annum.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • Please address the selection criteria for the level for which you are applying
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
Obtain the position description and application process by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University Jobs Page.

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Janet Ransley, Director, GCI on +61 (0) 7 37355612.

For application queries, please contact Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6548.

Closing date: Monday 15 October 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.

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