Current Vacancies


  • Shape the future of Australia’s transport policy
  • Independent public profile
  • Attractive remuneration

Based in Melbourne, we have an exciting opportunity to establish the Transport Program at Grattan Institute and work alongside some of the leading public-policy thinkers influencing the direction of Australian policy.

The Transport Program will consider fundamental transport policy issues such as pricing, privatisation, infrastructure choices and governance.

Grattan Institute will offer you a platform to shape the public debate on Australia’s transport policy. You will define and deliver Grattan Institute’s Transport Program. Your publications, effective in shifting public opinion and influencing senior decisions makers, will be based on rigorous analysis and offer insights “that we didn’t know”. You will be supported by some of Australia’s leading public policy analysts. Research will cross disciplinary boundaries and focus on “what we should do”. You will have a key role as a Grattan spokesperson in media, and directly with senior decision makers.

You have a deep understanding of policy through your experience in academia, public sector, industry or consulting. You instinctively use rigorous quantitative approaches when appropriate. You are well known in your field for making original contributions that cut through ambiguity and complexity. You present confidently, write well for a general audience, and are likely to have published in the media. You are an experienced researcher, and can direct the research of others.

You are passionate about public policy, enjoy collaboration and public visibility, and are driven to make a difference in the longer term. An attractive and flexible executive remuneration package is available.

If you have any queries or would like further information about the position, please contact Mary Hannebery, Manager – People & Development at or on (03) 8344 2636.


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