Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melbourne, Australia
Monday, 11 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term until 31 December 2025
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $105,232 - $124,958 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces.

About the role

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow (Project Manager) to assist in the delivery of the ARC-funded Life Patterns research program.  The Research Fellow will be responsible for managing the long-term planning and scheduling of research activities; documenting project activity; providing oversight of the data management plan, budgets and communications with the university‚Äôs finance and research personnel; communicating with the investigator team and stakeholders; and developing communication and publication plans. The Research Fellow will play a key role in managing the recruitment of a new cohort of research participants to be drawn from 58 schools in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and the ACT, as well as the retention of participants from the two existing cohorts in the study, as well as contributing to collection and analysis of data, and associated publications.

About you

As the successful candidate for the Research Fellow position, you will hold a PhD in Sociology or Education and be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in managing large, complex research projects including the supervision of staff;
  • Experience managing qualitative and quantitative research projects, including project administration, data management, budgeting and tracking project progress;
  • Capacity to publish in peer reviewed journals with multiple authors from shared research endeavours;
  • Excellent report writing skills and interpersonal and written communication skills; and the
  • Capacity to travel locally and interstate for purposes of recruitment and data collection.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme;
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions;
  • Working for one of Australia's top Universities;
  • Growing your expertise and innovative thinking in an environment that leaves an impact; and
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your complete application will include your Cover Letter (which includes your address of the selection criteria) and your CV.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Position Description

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Applications close: 31 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time