Quantitative Researcher, Melbourne

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The opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills. The chance to do work that is meaningful. The prospect of being around passionate people, every day. That’s the kind of work you can expect at SGS.

We are an employee-owned organisation dedicated to helping business and government make successful policy and strategy decisions for the public interest.

We attract a range of original thinkers – from planners and economists, to programmers and creatives. A certified B Corp, we are part of a global movement of leaders using business as a force for good and we work to the highest social and environ-mental standards. An important member of our team, you’ll be using and advancing your skills to help shape a more equitable and sustainable future for people across Australia and overseas.

We offer an inclusive workplace with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with senior team members. We also pro-vide formal training, career development and the chance to build consulting expertise across a range of interesting and chal-lenging projects.

Our Melbourne office is looking for a casual researcher to provide quantitative analysis support across a range of projects over the next 12 months. As a casual role, hours will be flexible and you will be called upon to provide assistance as projects arise and as suits your needs.

Functions of this role would include:

  • Data collection, preparation and analysis
  • Applying existing in-house models to real-world problems, and interpreting results to guide policy advice
  • Communicating quantitative outputs in well-written reports and presentations
  • Assisting in the development of new quantitative techniques and models (using Excel and various programming languages)
  • Contributing to the development of the business by assisting with proposals for new work involving quantitative analysis

This position would be ideally suited to a 3rd year, honours or postgraduate student majoring in economics, econometrics, actuarial science or mathematics. A high level of proficiency in MS Excel is a must, with experience in Python, R or other pro-gramming languages viewed favourably. You will be familiar with a range of econometric techniques and models, have an un-derstanding of ABS and other datasets and have well developed report writing skills.

SGS provides an inclusive workplace with opportunities to learn through direct contact with SGS Principals and clients who bring together a wide range of skills and experience. In addition, opportunities are provided to develop general consulting and project management skills across a range of interesting and challenging projects.

Highly sought applicants are those who can demonstrate:

  • Attention to detail and pride in a high standard of work
  • Adaptability and initiative
  • Strong conceptual skills
  • A strong desire and ability to learn new techniques and concepts, both autonomously and by working with others

Come and join our enthusiastic team of economists, planners, statisticians, environmental scientists and urban geographers who are passionate about making a difference to public policy.

Apply today

If this role sounds like you, please send a cover letter and resume that addresses the role requirements to [email protected] before Friday 18 January 2019.

Note: Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.