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Why choose a career in research
Young Researcher Network
Young Researcher of the Year Award
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Are you interested in or setting out upon a career in research? We’ll inspire you, we’ll help you to find your path, and inform you about changing trends in the industry.

Why choose a career in research?

Market research offers the chance to work in a wide variety of areas – from fast moving consumer goods, to car marketing, financial products, pharmaceuticals, media – in fact almost anything you can think of. In a market research company, you will have the opportunity to work on lots of these products at the same time, making every day fascinating and different.

You also get to learn how various businesses work from the inside, and particularly every aspect of the marketing chain. You will learn the important analytical and communication skills that you can use in almost any business walk of life.

In social research you have the opportunity to help government authorities plan communications strategies to make us a healthier community, save lives, build a sustainable future, or to conduct polls that shape our political direction.

Over time you will have the opportunity to specialise, perhaps in specific research techniques, or on types of products and services that most interest you. Market and social research is one of the best ways to become a ‘guru’ on a product, a service, or an entire industry. Good researchers with strong expertise command high incomes and employment packages with many additional benefits.

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Young Researcher Network

Young Researchers Networks have been established in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, providing those new to the market and social research industries with an opportunity to meet other researchers and to discuss issues of common concern and interest.

YRN events and activities are designed for those under 30 years of age, in the early stages of their market research career. These include both professional development events and networking opportunities for those new to the industry. Some of these events may also be of interest to the general Research Society membership.

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Young Researcher of the Year Award

The Research Society Young Researcher of the Year Award aims to promote the importance of passionate young researchers in our industry.

Winning the Young Researcher Award is about successfully demonstrating the nominated young researcher’s passion and interest in the research industry.

The Young Researcher Award is open to all young researchers under 30 years old, in the first 5 years of their career and current Research Society members. They must be nominated by a senior researcher in the industry who is also an Research Society member.

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Useful Reading

The Research Society Young Researcher of the Year Award aims to promote the importance of passionate young researchers in our industry.

Research News LIVE is an online news portal where researchers are able to find latest industry news, updates, opinion pieces and look for new career opportunities on the Job Board. The portal is available at www.researchnewslive.com.au.

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