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Senior Data Analyst

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Area:Institute for Social Science Research
Salary (FTE):Research Professional Level 07 ($85,222.69 - $93,085.99)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Institute for Social Science Research

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is the flagship unit for applied social science research at UQ and one of the largest social science research institutes in Australia. ISSR’s mission is to advance solution-oriented social research, and Institute researchers address some of the most important issues and challenges facing Australia and the world today in areas such as family dynamics, education, social wellbeing, data science, and health. ISSR is self-funded with a high performing culture with academic flexibility that brings together leading researchers, policy experts, and management professionals whose multidisciplinary approach benefits diverse end-users, from all levels of government to private industry, community organisations, and the not-for-profit sector.

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of the position will include the management and analysis of linked administrative data sets and survey data, and under supervision, day-to-day management of a research partnership between ISSR and industry partners.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide advice to partner organisations on how to organise and manage their administrative and other data holdings;
  • Conduct advanced quantitative research;
  • Assist in preparation of research proposals, tenders and contract grant applications;
  • Prepare and present reports and papers on research outcomes to stakeholders;
  • Develop and manager relationships with government, community and industry research partners;
  • Perform a range of administrative functions in ISSR, as required.

This position is located at our Long Pocket Campus.

Our Ideal Candidate

With a degree in a relevant field of social sciences or a cognate discipline with a component of advanced quantitative data analysis and data management, you will also have the following;

  • An understanding of Australian social policy and social welfare systems;
  • High level computer programming skills, with experience using statistical software such as, Stata, SAS or R;
  • Research leadership and management skills or demonstrated ability to develop these skills;
  • Experience analysing large administrative data sets;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with research colleagues.

You must be an Australian Citizen to apply for this opportunity, and be eligible for baseline security clearance.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position, for 3 years at HEW 7.

The full-time base salary will be in the range $85,222.69 - $93,085, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

Position Description

Download File 508430 Senior Data Analyst PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Jenny Povey at

For any questions about the application process, please contact Recruitment at

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter with responses to selection criteria
  • Resume

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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