Research officers plan and conduct research into a variety of issues or areas.
Duties & Tasks
Research officers may perform the following tasks:telephone members of the public, organisation representatives or special interest groups to gather information
conduct research using a variety of sources including the internet, journals and publications or other relevant literature
collate and write up the results of their research for statistical or publication purposes
collect and analyse biological, meteorological or other types of data or samples for scientific study
study long-term and short-term trends in population growth and health, in the areas of biological, medical and health research
study the behaviour of animals for the purposes of zoological research
study economic or social trends in order to assist development with the policy
perform administrative, record keeping or statistical tasks related to research
pursue funding for further research.
Research officers can work in a wide variety of research fields, including medical, biological, educational, social, academic, economic, mathematical, legislation and human rights, human resources, business operations, the arts and creative arts, exploration and mining, communications technologies, logistics, information sciences, operations and political areas.
enthusiasm for research
able to analyse and collate information
good oral and written communication skills
able to work as part of a team
able to manage workload and meet deadlines
good organisational skills