Positions Vacant

Research Assistant/Project Coordinator

  • Develop your research profile in a well-supported, collaborative environment
  • Provide high level research support to the Centre’s CEO
  • Immediate start casual position, up to 35 hours per week for 6 months
  • Hourly rate $42 per hour

The United States Studies Centre is seeking a full time Research Assistant/Project Coordinator to conduct research and provide administrative assistance in support of two current US Studies Centre projects Rising China and the Future of New American Security Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific and Research Network on America’s Role in the Asia-Pacific.

The ideal candidate should be an advanced undergraduate or postgraduate, with demonstrated high-level skills in conducting research, distilling extensive information, preparing written and oral summaries of findings, and delivering initial draft copy for final reports. The candidate should have a well-grounded understanding of US-Asia Pacific relations, and particularly US relations in Southeast Asia, and conversancy in the primary, secondary, and tertiary sources relevant to that relationship and where to search for additional source material. Ability to work under and meet deadlines while handling several tasks is essential. Additionally, the ideal candidate will work with the project leaders and USSC support staff to arrange forums and workshops and manage the travel arrangements for project staff as well as assisting with website updates and assisting in survey data analysis.

Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications for the position, a resume detailing education and work experience, and one short writing sample (for example, a term paper or published article) relevant to US-Asia Pacific relations which they have written.

Applications should be received no later than 4pm Friday, 7th August 2015 and sent to Mr Craig Purcell, Head of Administration – craig.purcell@sydney.edu.au.



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