First listed on: 12 December 2017

Senior Research Officer

You’re an experienced research project manager, who relishes the opportunity to analyse quantitative data about crime and corruption issues. You enjoy managing small teams of researchers and have excellent attention to detail when it comes to producing quality research products. Does this resonate with you? If so, we want to hear from you if you are an effective communicator and have extensive research and policy experience in the criminal justice sector.

The 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:

  • investigate organised crime, paedophilia, terrorist activity and other serious crime referred to us for investigation
  • receive and investigate allegations of serious or systemic corrupt conduct
  • have a statutory function for crime and corruption prevention
  • help recover the proceeds of crime
  • provide the witness protection service for the state of Queensland, and
  • conduct research on crime, policing and other relevant matters.

The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:

  • Extensive experience conceptualising, designing and conducting public policy related research, preferably in a context relevant to the work of the Commission.
  • Extensive experience designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses of social science data, using programs such as SPSS, R, STATA and/or SAS.
  • Extensive experience managing research projects (preferably in the public sector), including preparing project plans, monitoring quality and timeliness, and supervising staff.
  • Experience in policy analysis and policy reform, preferably in a context relevant to the work of the Commission.
  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain effective networks with internal and external stakeholders, and working collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to prepare a variety of research and policy outputs in a timely manner.

Qualifications/ Professional Registrations/ Other Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications relevant to the role (e.g., social science, criminology, psychology, statistics) are mandatory; a Ph.D. or research Masters is desirable.
  • A certified copy of all qualifications must be produced at the time of interview.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, see the position description for vacancy VRN 62/17, available via the CCC website For any inquiries, please contact Helene Wells on telephone (07) 3360 6215 or email

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