The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is always looking for people who want to be part of solution-oriented social science.

If you are a research leader, social scientist, or management professional interested in creating public value through quality social research and training, we want to hear from you.

ISSR employs great people in a range of full-time, part-time and casual roles to provide comprehensive research and training services, including:

  • Conducting quantitative research, qualitative research, and/or evaluations for projects commissioned by external clients or supported by competitive grants.
  • Designing, developing and delivering advanced social analysis methods training.
  • Developing new technologies and approaches to enable better research outcomes.
  • Communicating research science effectively to academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Producing persuasive, compelling and accurate proposals to secure research funding.
  • Professional services in administration, finance, human resources, event management, and research administration.

For a confidential discussion about how you could contribute to social science leadership for a better world at ISSR, contact us at

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Current opportunities

Research Development Officer

The Research Development Officer will support the ISSR Strategy and Operations team in tasks related to management of a large consulting and research portfolio, including proposal development, corporate communications, and research management.

Senior Evaluation Manager

This position is critical to advancing ISSR’s research and evaluation capability to respond to demand for these capabilities by our partners in government and industry contexts. 

Senior Research Fellow in Quantitative Methods

This position is targeted at an advanced social data analyst with substantial experience working with large-scale longitudinal social surveys and/or administrative data sets.

Research Partnerships Manager

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Research Partnerships Manager for a 12 month Maternity cover position, within our renowned Institute.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Education Research

The opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Education Research to join the Institute for Social Science Research, situated within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland (UQ).


Postgraduate Studies

Visiting scholars or research opportunities

  • To request information about visiting scholars or research opportunities, email or contact the group leader of a relevant research area featured on our research page