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 informationconduct research using a variety of sources including the internet, journals and publications or other relevant literaturecollate and write up the results of their research for statistical or publication purposescollect and analyse biological, meteorological or other types of data or samples for scientific studystudy long-term and short-term trends in population growth and health, in the areas of biological, medical and health researchstudy the behaviour of animals for the purposes of zoological researchstudy economic or social trends in order to assist development with the policyperform administrative, record keeping or statistical tasks related to researchpursue 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 proactive.