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Important Message

On 31 October 2013, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, announced interim recruiting arrangements for the Australian Public Service.

As a result of these arrangements only current ongoing APS employees are eligible to apply for the following vacancies.

Further information regarding the interim arrangements is available on the APSC website.

Current Vacancies

**Please Note that this opportunity is only available to current ongoing Australian Public Service employees**

Supporting Documents

Applications for advertised vacancies should be sent to:

Email: (preferred)

Recruitment Officer
Australian Research Council
GPO Box 2702
Canberra ACT 2601


Position: Senior Project Officer, Data Analysis
Classification: APS 6
Employment Status: Ongoing
Position Contact: Ms Penny Knox
Apply Address:   
Applications Close: Wednesday, 4 February 2015

About the Opportunity:
The position is part of a small team that assists the ARC in analysing and reporting on research supported through the National Competitive Grants Program. Tasks of the position may include:

  • extracting and analysing data about the NCGP for both internal and external clients
  • conducting specialised data analyses to inform policy development
  • preparing reports and presentations based on these analyses
  • supervising staff as required
  • undertaking other tasks for the Strategy Branch and the ARC.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel essential; skills in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint required; skills in SQL and Access desirable
  • Ability to provide basic descriptive statistics, e.g. analysis of trends etc.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse issues, undertake research and inform policy development
  • Demonstrated ability to work to tight timelines and manage competing tasks
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of research matters and stakeholders relevant to the Commonwealth’s interest in research and research training and the ARC’s objectives and programs

Selection documentation - PDF Format (335KB) - Word Format (420KB)

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