Director of Quant

Permanent / Full Time
to $200K package


Committed to inspiring change and operating differently, our client is revolutionising the social research space. Deep partnerships mean that most pitches are non-competitive, our client is finding themselves in the enviable position of turning away work, and selecting only the most interesting and influential projects to work on. Furthermore, they cultivate social change and impact the mind and mood of all Australians.

Our client
Our client works across health, education, government, commercial, and environmental sectors. They are aimed at assisting governments, organisations, enterprises, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), policymakers and institutions in making data-driven, informed strategic decisions.
They have multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, analysts, statisticians, data scientists and strategists dedicated to providing accurate and excellent services to exceed clients’ expectations. They are experts in the provision of evidence-based insights to drive behavioural change, identifying levers for change and working with the government to integrate these into communication and engagement strategies. They are well-known for providing quality insights to solve complex problems.
They are committed to diversity and inclusion, welcome applicants from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender or any other individual characteristics.
The Role
As a Research Director, you will be in charge of managing and carrying out all quantitative research projects. You will also serve as a point of contact for clients, improving outcomes and keeping them updated on the development. You will also be in charge of supervising team members, monitoring data collecting and analysis procedures, creating insights and formulating a sound plan of action.

What you’ll do

  • Oversee all quantitative research process & projects
  • Advise on research strategies and approaches
  • Recruit and supervise researchers as well as commission and oversee policy work and identify potential collaborators and look for new opportunities
  • Analyse quantitative data using robust methods – interpret, describe and publish findings
  • Produce high-quality reports, proposals, papers, presentations and articles of a publishable standard based on the analysis of data and literature with a clear and engaging writing style
  • Manage external relationships with clients and other stakeholders
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, persevere and solve problems as they arise
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other members of the team as required


Knowledge and experience

  • University degree in a relevant field such as sociology, anthropology, public policy, market research or other
  • 10+ years of experience in quantitative research in the relevant settings
  • Strong planning, coordination and project management skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Curious and with a growth mindset
  • Creative and passionate about the power of research
  • Ability to work independently


What we offer

  • Diverse and multi-disciplinary team
  • Inclusive working culture
  • Immense career growth opportunities
  • Opportunity to socialise with industry leaders
  • Regular company team building and social events


Please note that you must have permanent residency/citizenship for Australia to be considered for this role.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a copy of your CV to, highlighting your competencies that fulfil the selection criteria.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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