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Research roles conduct systematic investigation, study and analysis to establish facts and conclusions about a subject or organisation.

Job function Job role Job role code Description
*ANZSCO description
Evaluation Evaluation 270101 Evaluation professionals work with stakeholders to develop and implement evaluation plans that identify and prioritise evaluation activities.
Performance Analysis & Reporting / Benefits Realisation 270102 Performance Analysis & Reporting / Benefits Realisation professionals identify and analyse performance data, plan and undertake reporting of performance against agreed performance criteria and targets and provide input to inform policy, program and service development and improvement.
Numerical Analysis Actuary 270201 Actuaries analyse mathematical, statistical, demographic, financial or economic data to predict and assess the long-term risk involved in financial decisions and planning.*
Data Analyst 270205 Data analysts analyse datasets with a variety of tools to research and solve organisational issues and identify trends and insights in support of organisational outcomes.
Economist 270202 Economists perform economic research and analysis, develop and apply theories about production and distribution of goods and services and people's spending and financial behaviour, and provide advice to governments and organisations on economic policy issues.*
Mathematician 270203 Mathematicians develop and apply mathematical principles and techniques to solve problems in all areas of the sciences, engineering, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce.*
Statistician 270204 Statisticians design and apply statistical principles and techniques for collecting, organising and interpreting quantifiable data, and use statistical methodologies to produce statistical reports and analyses for government, commercial and other purposes.*
Research Business Analyst 270304 Business Analyst professionals articulate and document business requirements and elicit high level requirements and capture business needs. ICT/Business Change/Business Process Analyst Design 150101 incorporated into this role.
Research 270302 Research professionals gather and analyse data in a systematic way, research topics and theories and supervise research projects.
Research Design 270305 Research design professionals plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.
Survey Development 270303 Survey developers develop, target and oversee surveys, record responses, and produce research.
User Research 270306 New Role suggested by BDC: User Researchers design, organise, participate in and carry out research and testing with users of government services, developing a deep understanding of the users and their experiences with government services to inform policy, program and service design, delivery and improvement.
Last reviewed: 
25 March 2019