Project Manager (Research Consulting)

  • Design and deliver research to influence social policy in Australia
  • Work with industry experts in the social research space
  • Become part of a growing, dedicated and motivated organisation
  • Hybrid work arrangement – Melbourne CBD office and work from home

The Social Research Centre is dedicated to conducting world-class research that informs decision making and advances our understanding of Australian Society. We are the only agency in Australia attached to a university but we remain a fully commercial business committed to being an industry leader in quality research and evaluation.

We currently have an opportunity available for a Project Manager to join our Quantitative Research Consulting team. This role has a focus on high quality end-to-end consulting and project management services. You will take a key role in managing the planning, and conduct of research, client management and contribute to design, analysis and reporting. You’ll need to be comfortable working with a range of people across internal teams and having a strong presence in external client servicing.

We offer a flexible, inclusive and collaborative team culture, as well as ongoing career and professional development. This is a permanent, full-time position and will be based at our Melbourne CBD office. The successful candidate will have the ability and motivation to work remotely as required but also engage in a return to the office as appropriate.

Key success factors for this role:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the social or market research industry working directly with clients to deliver their projects
  • Experience in managing online and / or telephone surveys
  • Excellent end-to-end project management skills
  • Experience in research design, analysis, and reporting (including charting and tabulation)
  • Experience in using SPSS (or similar programs), Microsoft Office and other packages relevant to research projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Skills in efficiently managing multiple projects
  • Ability to respond to changing situations, work under pressure and to tight timelines
  • Ability to pick up concepts quickly and apply them to new scenarios
  • A client service focused mindset including a preparedness to be client facing and an ability to actively nurture and manage these relationships
  • Ability to proactively communicate and work collaboratively with different teams, show empathy and maintain momentum

To apply for this position:

Please submit your resume and a one-page response to the key success factors for this role to

You must have full working rights in Australia to be eligible to apply. A suitable home workspace and computer setup, and reliable internet connection are required.

For more information or to see the Position Description, please reach out to our HR team at

The Social Research Centre values diversity and believes that an inclusive and fair work environment has a positive impact on the wellbeing of employees, job satisfaction and productivity. We encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply.