Economic Data Analyst/Modeller, Data61

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Economic Data Analyst/Modeller, Data61 2016-10-15T05:48:01+00:00

Project Description

Economic Data Analyst/Modeller

  • Use your statistical analysis and modelling skills to help shape the future.
  • Be part of a dynamic team of dedicated professionals
  • Join DATA61 – the largest data innovation group in Australia.

The Position

As a Research Projects Officer you will contribute to the portfolio of research projects carried out by the Organisational and Socio-Economic Sciences team within CSIRO’s Data61. This role offers the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from a range of disciplines to address research questions of national importance to Australia. Key research areas include the digital economy, superannuation and health service delivery. Your tasks will include statistical analysis, economic modelling, literature reviews and report writing. You will also contribute to engaging with clients to deliver existing and develop new projects.

Key duties will include:

  • Statistical analysis and modelling, including time series data and databases containing large volumes of transactional data.
  • Identifying and reviewing literature, data and other information sources relevant to various aspects of the digital economy; developing and communicating future scenarios and trends.
  • Writing clear and succinct reports for non-specialist audiences, along with technical reports and contributing to academic papers.
  • Adapt and/or develop original experimental methods/equipment/software/concepts/ ideas in support of existing and further research.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary, research team, to carry out tasks under limited direction in support of scientific research.

Location:      Acton, ACT or Brisbane, QLD
Salary:          $78K –  $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:        Indefinite
Reference:  5382

To be successful you will need:

  • A relevant Bachelors/Masters Degree &/or equivalent experience in statistics and/or economics.
  • Experience in statistical analysis and modelling.
  • Experience in economic analysis.
  • Experience in dealing with large datasets.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, and carry out tasks autonomously in support of scientific research.
  • Demonstrated ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.
  • Knowledge of Australian health and superannuation systems and/or behavioural economics would be an advantage.

Who we are:The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

AT CSIRO WE INVENT THE FUTURE – We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet.  As Australia’s national science agency, we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. WE COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE

Data61 is the largest data innovation group in Australia. Bringing together our Digital Productivity team and National ICT Australia (NICTA), we are unrivalled in our intellectual capital and our network with the global technology marketplace.

Selection Criteria:

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed

Pre-Requisites:

  • Education/Qualifications: Relevant Bachelors/Masters Degree &/or equivalent experience in statistics and/or economics.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis and modelling.
  2. Demonstrated experience in economic analysis.
  3. Demonstrated experience in dealing with large datasets.
  4. The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, and carry out tasks autonomously in support of scientific research.
  5. Demonstrated ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Knowledge of Australian health and superannuation systems.
  2. Knowledge of behavioural economics.

To be appointable to this role you must also demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to anticipate the interests and knowledge level of an audience and present information and feedback accordingly.
  • Behaviours: A history of professional and respectful behaviours and attitudes in a collaborative environment.
  • Adaptability: The ability to effectively manage a number of competing priorities simultaneously, and carry out non-routine tasks under limited direction.
  • Problem Solving: Proven ability to investigate underlying issues of complex and ill-defined problems and develop appropriate responses by adapting/creating and testing alternative solutions.

CSIRO is a values based organisation. You will need to demonstrate behaviours aligned to our values of:

  • Integrity of Excellent Science
  • Trust & Respect
  • Creative Spirit
  • Delivering on Commitments
  • Health, Safety & Sustainability

 

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