Research Assistant

Melbourne, Australia
Monday, 2 August 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Casual
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 10% 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

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is a vibrant and exciting place to study and work. Our environment is supportive and student-focussed, and our courses are challenging. Our buildings are designed for graduate education students, offering a range of contemporary learning and social spaces.

The MGSE is seeking a casual Research Assistant to be responsible for developing, executing and reporting of the quantitative analytic approaches required for each evaluation project, under the direction of senior investigators and working with a team of research assistants.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Be tertiary qualified at the Honours/Masters level in the disciplines of statistics, evaluation, education, psychology, public health or social sciences;
  • Have high level quantitative research skills, including data analysis and interpretation;
  • Demonstrate experience using statistical packages such as SPSS and/or R;
  • Demonstrate experience in longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses;
  • Be highly motivated and reliable with strong time management skills, and
  • Demonstrate meticulousness in data management.


  • 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: 15 Aug 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time