Research Officers (Social Research, Behavioural Economics and Evaluation) Australian National University, Centre for Social Research and Methods Australia

Research Officers (Social Research, Behavioural Economics and Evaluation)


Job no: 528094

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Canberra / ACT

Categories: Professional


Classification: ANU Officer 4 (or ANU Officer 5/6 depending on skills and experience)

Salary package: $63,301 - $68,663 (ANUO4), $70,078 - $82,651 (ANUO5/6) pro rata plus 17%
Term: Full time, Fixed-term (12 months); Part time (17.5 hours per week) will be considered
  • Develop and expand skills in Behavioural Economics or Evaluation
  • Work with an experienced and growing team of social scientists and methodologists
  • Develop or expand a publication track record
  • Involvement in all aspects of the policy research cycle


Position overview

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is seeking to appoint up to 2 Research Officers in Behavioural Economics and Evaluation to work with a team of social scientists and methodologists in a new and expanding centre. The applicant will work closely with academic staff in the centre to undertake and support empirical analysis on economic and social policy issues. The successful applicant will be integral to the development of a Policy Experiments Lab (PELab) at the ANU. The Research Officers will provide support on a diverse range of research activities, including literature reviews, preparation/analysis of data, preparation of teaching material, drafting of written reports, and administrative duties.


It is expected that the Research Officer will have a background in economics or social research. Experience in behavioural economics is desirable. However, those with relevant supporting experience and a desire to develop their skills in this area are strongly encouraged to apply.


Either full-time or part-time (at least 17.5 hours per week) appointments will be considered.


The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one 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 three 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 further information please contact A/Prof Nicholas Biddle T:(02) 6125 8206 E:


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, relevant to the level you are applying for.
  • 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.

Position Description & Selection Criteria


Advertised: 04 Feb 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 25 Feb 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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