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Research Assistant

Website ORIMA Research

Do you have an analytical mind? Do you like problem solving? Is evidence-based decision making important for you? Do you want to make a positive difference for our society? We have a position for a Research Assistant to join our team in Melbourne. The successful candidate will be exposed to a broad range of research and consulting skills as well as the technical and non-technical skills required for a successful career in the research consulting industry.

ORIMA Research is a profit-for-purpose consultancy company that conducts research for Australian and State / Territory Government clients on a range of topics including healthcare and wellbeing, education, environmental assets, policy, sports programs, communications and more.

Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of people by contributing to high quality, evidence-based public policy, public administration, service delivery and management decisions through our market and social research, data analytics and advisory services.

We have offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane and employ around 60 permanent staff as well as a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Field Force of over 35 casual interviewers.

ORIMA’s Social Systems Measurement team is responsible for conducting robust, large-scale and high-quality quantitative research, most commonly in areas related to education, health and wellbeing. The team’s projects are predominantly quantitative online surveys with vast respondent groups. Such projects result in large data sets that require both topline and detailed analysis and reporting, with outputs carefully designed to appeal to various stakeholder groups.

Some of the key duties will include:

  • understanding and designing research methodologies and survey questionnaires
  • analysing and interpreting quantitative (using SPSS and Excel) data
  • data visualisation, producing charts and descriptive statistics, and coding of qualitative data
  • organising and conducting research fieldwork
  • project management and co-ordination
  • quality assurance processes including proofreading and data checking
  • problem solving, analysis and report writing.

Please go to our website for the full position description which includes the selection criteria and application process.

For further information please contact Arlene Hendricks via or 03 9526 9000.

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