Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melbourne, Australia
Jun 04, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 27, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super
Level A - $75,289 - $102,163 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Level B - $107,547 - $127,707 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Plus 17% superannuation
Level of appointment dependent upon qualification, skills and experience of successful applicant/s

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 two Research Fellows to support the ARC-funded Life Patterns research program.  The Research Fellows will be responsible for the recruitment and retention of a new cohort (Cohort 3) of participants into the program, including school visits, establishing and maintaining a record system for recruitment and retention and on-going administrative support to facilitate these activities. The Research Fellows will also support the project through the on-going data collection, analysis and write up of data from all three cohorts in the Life Patterns study and undertake analyses of quantitative and/or qualitative data, draft research reports and oversee the writing and publication of research participant reports.

About you

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

  • Experience in managing ethics applications and reporting requirements;
  • Expertise in designing the collection of qualitative data (i.e., interviews, workshops) OR qualitative data (i.e., surveys);
  • Experience in analysing qualitative OR quantitative data, including the use of software packages designed to facilitate analysis;
  • Report writing skills that employ both qualitative and quantitative data for dissemination to a wide range of audiences and strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Capacity to publish in peer reviewed journals with multiple authors from shared research endeavours; 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

Applications close: 27 Jun 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time