Research Assistant, Plenary Council Project

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) is seeking to engage a Research Assistant to work as a member of its National Centre for Pastoral Research (NCPR).   This is a part-time (22.5 hours/week), maximum term position located at the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in Canberra.  The position is expected to end in 2021.

As the Research Assistant – Plenary Council Project you will

  • Assist NCPR researchers at all stages of the implementation of the Plenary Council research project
  • Assist with research and manuscript preparation for publication and dissemination of results, including conducting literature searches, article summaries, and basic coding and analysis
  • Contribute to the development of documents and materials for the project
  • Monitor the status of the project and manage a database
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of workshops, seminars and other programs

You will have a tertiary qualification in social sciences or a related discipline and a demonstrated ability to carry out quantitative and/or qualitative research.  An understanding of confidentiality and privacy will be important.  You will be competent in using Microsoft Office applications and a working knowledge of NVivo will be an advantage.  You will have a high level of communication skills, excellent time management skills and an ability to work effectively in a small team.

Download a full position description Research Assistant Plenary Council Project

To be considered for this role, applications should address the Knowledge, Skills and Experience as listed in the position description.

Enquiries Trudy Dantis 02 6201 9812 or

Applications including three referees to be submitted via email to Giulia Savery

Applications close on 20 August 2018, 5pm

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family friendly workplace. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

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