AGRC - Research Officer, Senior Research Officer or Research Fellow

Position Title Research Officer (APS 3–4), Senior Research Officer (APS 5–6) or Research Fellow (EL1)
Organisation Unit Research
Agency classification APS 3–4, APS 5–6 or EL1
Immediate Manager Senior Research Fellow, Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Term Non-ongoing for an initial period of up to 12–18 months.
Status Full-time or part-time
Location Melbourne
Review date:  November 2018

Are you keen to put your research experience to work in an organisation committed to having a social and public health impact? This role is for you if you have a track record in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies, including conducting fieldwork, data management and analysis, and translation and dissemination of findings.

Who are we? We are the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC). Based in Melbourne but with a national reach, the AGRC conducts policy-relevant research into gambling and related behaviours in Australia, provides independent advice, and communicates findings to policy makers, academics, service providers and the wider community. We work to advance knowledge of ways to prevent and reduce gambling-related harm for people who gamble, their families and communities.

We are part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian Government’s key independent research body in the area of family wellbeing. In 2018, AIFS was ranked in the top 10 Australian Government agencies for employee engagement and wellbeing and innovation.

The AGRC is expanding and we’re looking for researchers to fill a range of new positions.

Join us and you will be working as part of a tight, dynamic team to execute a number of exciting and cutting-edge research projects in the gambling domain.

We are seeking experienced researchers across a range of levels (Research Officer, Senior Research Officer and Executive Level 1; positions could be full-time or part-time). The roles are offered on a non-ongoing basis for a period of 12–18 months, with the possibility of extension.

Key duties include: synthesis and critique of existing research; assisting with or leading the design, development, conduct and analysis of research projects; writing and producing publications; and liaising with government agencies, community organisations and research participants.

A Research Officer role is APS Level 3–4 with a salary range of $57,596 to $69,698 per annum (full-time equivalent). A Senior Research Officer role is APS Level 5–6 with a salary range of $72,070 to $88,827 per annum (full-time equivalent). A Research Fellow role is EL1 with a salary range of $99,133 to $109,475 (full-time equivalent). The appointment level of the successful applicant will be determined by their skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Please read through the application requirements and download a full Position description [Word, 258 KB].

Please email your AIFS application form [Word, 119 KB], CV and covering letter to

Apply now! Applications are being considered on an ongoing basis. As soon as quality applicants are identified, they will be interviewed.

For further information, contact Human Resources on (03) 9214 7888.

The Institute welcomes applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.