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Principal Research Officer

Fortitude Valley

If you're a talented, motivated and intellectually curious person who is committed to delivering high quality research and enjoys inspiring teams, then this is the role for you. We want to hear from you if you have extensive research and policy experience in the criminal justice sector, a passion for leading and mentoring researchers, and value the work of the Crime and Corruption Commission. The challenge of driving reform and innovation excites you, as does exploring crime and corruption issues from new data analytic perspectives.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Research
Classification PO6
Workplace Location Brisbane - North
Job ad reference QLD/QLD/CCC/VRN/58/17
Closing date 19-Jan-2018
Job duration 5 years
Contact person Helene Wells
Contact details (07) 3360 6215 /

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.  Our functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001. 

We are looking for an individual to conduct major research and evaluation projects, and provide high level advice about research methodology and analysis.

The Principal Research Officer is responsible for:

  • Becoming an active member of the Research team and making a significant contribution to our high quality research and evaluation projects.
  • Helping steer the direction of the unit and leading, guiding and supporting more junior staff.
  • Designing and/or carrying out research and evaluation projects.
  • Providing high level methodological and analytical advice within the context of the Commission’s work.
  • Coordinating and managing, major research and evaluation projects and research officers allocated to those projects.
  • Contributing to the professional development of research officers.
  • Writing and editing reports, and guiding and assisting other staff to write reports suitable for multiple audiences, arising out of the research.
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, particularly in relation to obtaining data and disseminating findings.

Qualifications/ Professional Registrations/ Other Requirements:

  • Mandatory: Tertiary qualifications relevant to the role (e.g., social science, public administration, criminology, law)
  • Preferred:      Ph.D. or research Masters relevant to the role.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, see the position description for vacancy VRN 58/17. For any inquiries, please contact Helene Wells on telephone (07) 3360 6215 or email

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