The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential public policy think-tanks. Based in Canberra, we conduct high impact research that combines rigorous fact-driven material with cutting-edge communication strategies.

When we talk about ‘research that matters’ we are talking about making real, tangible changes that would not have happened if we were not there to make them happen.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Australia Institute is recruiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Postdoctoral Research Fellows will use the skills and knowledge gained in their PhDs to work on Australia Institute research projects and learn how to extend their research past academia and create real impact.

Download the Position Description and apply via Seek, Higher Ed Jobs or The Conversation.


Postdoctoral Research Program Manager

The Australia Institute is seeking an experienced Postdoctoral Research Program Manager to oversee the new Postdoctoral Research Program. The Postdoctoral Research Program Manager will help Postdoctoral researchers learn how to put their research into action by developing skills to make it easier to communicate and disseminate research to policymakers, key stakeholders, and the general public. You will manage and supervise the program, while assisting Postdoctoral Research Fellows to use the skills and knowledge gained in their PhDs to work on Australia Institute research projects.

Download the Position Description and apply via Seek, Higher Ed Jobs or The Conversation.


The Anne Kantor Fellowship Program

The Anne Kantor Fellowship is a unique graduate style program to provide on-the-job training to help equip and encourage new voices in Australia’s future policy and democratic debates.

Expressions of interest are currently being sought from interested individuals and organisations who would like to participate in the Australia Institute’s Anne Kantor Fellowship program as either an individual participant or program partner.

For more information on the program and how to apply, go to annekantorfellowship.org.au.

Anne Kantor Fellowship – Communications & Media Fellow

We are looking for people who have an interest in media, journalism, communications and politics and who are keen to make an impact on big issues such as inequality, climate change and accountability.

Apply via Enviro Jobs, Ethical Jobs and Seek.