First listed on: 30 September 2020

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW is an independent, research focused organisation. We undertake high quality applied social research and analysis to identify the legal and related needs of the community and ‘what works’ to address these needs, to inform policy development and service delivery. The Foundation has established a reputation for rigorous and policy-relevant work that is relied upon nationally and globally.

The Foundation works actively with government and all parts of the legal assistance sector (including Legal Aid Commissions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, and Community Legal Centres) and the broader justice system to inform policy and support the planning and delivery of effective legal assistance services.

The Foundation’s research program involves innovative social research across a range of themes, depending on the Foundation’s priorities.

The Foundation now wishes to recruit a Senior Researcher (Quantitative) to join its well-respected team.

Working arrangements: Fixed term contract – two years with potential for permanent role.Full time or part time. Flexible working hours and home working arrangements may be available. This role is based in the Foundation’s Sydney CBD offices.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary range $110K to $130K plus super.

Responsible to: Principal Researcher

Role: Please click on the hyperlink Senior Researcher - Quantitative to the Foundation’s website for a detailed position description of this role, including the essential criteria and how to apply.

Skills/Selection Criteria

The Senior Researcher (Quantitative) role requires a post graduate qualification in a quantitative social science, statistics, data science or other relevant discipline and demonstrated experience in undertaking data analysis for research purposes, such as in an academic, public-sector, not-for-profit or applied research organisation. Recruitment at the Senior Researcher position requires at least 8 years’ relevant experience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a command of the Core Competencies required of Foundation research staff (by level) as outlined on the Foundation’s website, as well as appropriate experience in the essential criteria. Your application should include a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and must succinctly specify how you meet the requirements of the role you are applying for.

Please send your applications to: Richard Wood at


Applications close on Sunday 18 October 2020 but may also be considered upon receipt.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to undertake a short task either on-line or at the Foundation’s offices.

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