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The Australia Institute

About the Australia Institute

The Australia Institute is Australia’s leading progressive independent think tank. We conduct original research that contributes to a more just, sustainable and peaceful society. Our research covers a broad range of economic, social, accountability & integrity and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.

We are looking for a researcher to assist and conduct research and analysis on wide range of policy and economic issues.

We are looking for a doer, someone who enjoys working with a high-performing team to get results and create impact.

The Successful Applicant will:

  • Produce high-quality research as part of a team
  • Have skills in data analysis, report writing, editing, proofreading and undertaking literature reviews
  • Assist in promoting Australia Institute research, including fact-checking op-eds and other written material, media releases and other research content
  • Review research work produced by staff and critique evidence argument and conclusion
  • Special Projects at the direction of the Executive Director
  • Support fundraising activities

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated tertiary level research skills, or similar relevant experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deliver projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Advanced MS Word and Excel skills

The position is full time, on a twelve-month contract, with the possibility for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications are especially invited from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of colour, people with disabilities, and other marginalised communities.

A full position description is available below.

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