Research Graduates plan and conduct research into a variety of issues and areas to assist their IT agency/department within the Queensland Government. The Research Graduate utilises a strategic view and will undertake research to validate current thinking, look for trends, compare policies, understand best practice and uncover emerging issues or improvements that may impact their workplace.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • To contribute to research and analysis on IT public policy and strategy
  • Assist with the preparation of data and information reports, publications and presentations
  • Contribute to writing briefs, submissions, and correspondence
  • Assist with projects, initiatives, administration and support

The ideal candidate will have:

  • strong organisational skills and problem-solving skills
  • ability to analyse and collate information
  • effective communication and time management skills
  • a high level of interpersonal and liaison skills
  • an ability to produce detailed and accurate work including high level writing skills
  • integrity, be discreet and be able to maturely deal with sensitive issues

Technical skills and qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • modern research techniques and project management

Understanding of:

  • government writing styles
  • project, data capture and research reporting
  • Research forums and information sharing

Your degree may be in:

Information technology, telecommunications, law, business, information management, engineering, commerce or accounting.


Last Reviewed: 14 June 2019