Research Associate in Psychology
Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.
We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Fixed-term, part-time (0.6 FTE) available for 12 months
Research Academic Level A
$76,955 - $93,259 (FTE)
Vice-President and Executive Dean
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
The Research Associate will undertake research in Psychology under the direction of Prof Mike Kyrios (VPED). In doing so, the Research Associate will work with the relevant research team from the Be Well Innovation Lab to assist in the design and execution of various research projects investigating wellbeing and mental health, including face-to-face and digitally delivered evidence-based prevention and intervention programs.
The Be Well Innovation Lab is a collaboration between Flinders University’s Órama Institute and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), conducting translational research into wellbeing and mental health. Through the development of technology solutions, interventions, and assessment methods, the team facilitates improvements in both psychological wellbeing and mental illness.
The Research Associate will engage in the full range of research activities, inclusive of literature reviews, the preparation and submission of research grants and ethics applications, participation recruitment, data collection and analysis, presentation and publication of research findings, liaising with partners and stakeholders, and assisting with supervision of student projects. There may be limited opportunities for teaching.
Key Position Responsibilities
The Research Associate is accountable for:
- Coordinating the planning and execution of research, by offering new ideas, reviewing relevant literatures and other sources of information, actively participating in the collection of data and attending seminars, meetings and conferences as well as collaborating with industry partners as directed.
- Assisting the research team to successfully deliver multiple, existing and future project deliverables and outcomes.
- Contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations that align with the College areas of research strength and focus.
- Aiding in the facilitation of wellbeing interventions in a variety of research and translational projects.
- Assisting with or undertaking supervision of honours and postgraduate students where appropriate.
- Assisting as directed by the Supervisor in the establishment and maintenance of collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.
- Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel may be required.
- Establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with the Supervisor and the research team.
- Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.
Key Position Capabilities
- Completion of a PhD or significant progress towards completion of a PhD in Psychology or similar fields, or any of the following:
- Evidence of independent research and a record of scholarly/professional achievements demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the relevant discipline area.
- Evidence of professional standing reputation, and qualifications and the record of scholarly/professional achievements demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the relevant discipline area.
- Demonstrated research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.
- Demonstrated experience in research methodology.
- Demonstrated ability to deliver project targets on time.
- An understanding of contemporary issues in mental health and wellbeing.
- Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.
- Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.
- Demonstrated ability to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment and community and industry contexts.
- Ability to use own car if required to travel away from campus.
- Knowledge and previous experience in mental health and wellbeing (Desired)
- Demonstrated ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications (Desired)
For application enquiries please contact: Dr Dan Fassnacht
Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.
Information for Applicants:
You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.
A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.
Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.
Applications Close 11:59 pm:
30 May 2021