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Perceptions of Electoral Integrity Research Project Officer

The Electoral Integrity Project is recruiting a Research Project Officer for the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity expert survey. The Part-Time casual appointment will be for a three month period in the first instance, starting as soon as possible, with the possibility of a further 12 months extension. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an early career researcher to develop research skills in a leading project on electoral integrity led by Professor Pippa Norris.

Responsibilities in this role will be to:

  • Administer the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity expert survey on electoral integrity, as part of the team, operating under the supervision of the Project Director and Project Manager.

  • Supervise the work of part-time research assistants

  • Maintain the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity expert survey database and conduct the survey fieldwork

  • Help to disseminate the results through developing and editing the bi-annual EIP Year in Elections report and publishing highlights in social media.

To be successful the candidate will need: 

  • An Honours or Master’s degree in Comparative Politics, Political Science, Law, International Relations, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Studies, Political Sociology, Political Economy, Social Sciences or a related field

  • Research interests in comparative politics and elections

  • Professional skills in editing, writing and research

  • Experience in working within collaborative teams and projects

  • Excellent analytical, time management, written and oral communication skills

Experience with the use of standard statistical packages (such as Stata, R, Qualtrics, or SPSS) is desired but not essential.

The position will commence as soon as possible and be filled for a 3 month period, with possible continuation for a further 12 month period. The time commitment is 15 to 20 hours per week.

To apply, send a copy of your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to megan.capriccio@sydney.edu.au. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are invited to submit an application as soon as possible.

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged. © The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

For further information, please feel free to contact megan.capriccio@sydney.edu.au