Student Data Scientists (casual), Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is currently seeking several Student Data Scientists to join our Statistical Data Integration Division in the Canberra, Perth and Adelaide offices.

We are seeking students who are available to work an average of at least 2 days a week over a period of at least 3 months.  This average could be achieved in a flexible way, through increased hours during semester breaks, and decreased (or zero) hours during peak exam/study periods.

About the Roles

Vacancies currently exist for Student Data Scientists in the Data Linkage Centre (DLC) and the Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE) sections to work with data under the supervision of experienced team members – to understand large datasets, link datasets together, and create datasets that enable insights.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with and understanding large datasets, including cleaning, coding and standardising data items
  • Implementing linking strategies
  • Observing and implementing ABS data security policies and procedures to preserve the privacy of the individuals represented in the data
  • Building new analytical datasets by merging data items via linking concordances, including the derivation of new data items for specific analytical needs

Your qualities, experiences and skills

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate all or most of the following skills, qualities and experience:

  • Programming experience (SAS preferred, other languages acceptable) and a passion for data
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to work effectively in a team
  • Initiative, good judgement and the ability to organise, prioritise and complete tasks

Studies in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science and Engineering all have relevance to this role, but we are open to candidates from a range of backgrounds.

Read More:

To read more about the roles, please view the attached document and also see the information on the ABS Website

Applications must be submitted through our online portal (from the link above), emailed applications will not be accepted.

Applications close 11:30 AEST on Wednesday 8th July 2020.

It is a general expectation that employees of the Australian Public Service (APS) are Australian citizens.



Application closing date

8 July 2020
Applications open for this opportunity: 
24 Jun 2020
Study level: 

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