Research Fellow in Public Health

Banyule, Australia
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, Fixed Term contract for 2 years
  • Located at Bundoora Campus
  • $92,248 - $109,258 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society (ARCSHS) is one of La Trobe’s major research centres and a globally recognised centre of research excellence for over 25 years. Staff and students within ARCSHS examine many aspects of sexuality, sexual health and the social dimensions of human relationships. The Centre includes particular expertise in the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) populations and houses a unique and specialist team that facilitates the integration of research in this field into policy and practice.

About the position

An opportunity exists for a full-time Level B Research Fellow for a fixed term of two years to work within a multidisciplinary team across two major new research projects:

  1. Private Lives 3, a national study of the health and well-being of LGBTI Australians and;
  2. Writing Themselves In 4, a national study of the sexual health and well-being of same-sex attracted and gender diverse young Australians.

The position will contribute to all aspects of the research project cycle including: the design of surveys; participant recruitment and data collection; data entry and analysis; publication and dissemination of research findings; production of other knowledge translation outputs such as fact sheets, presentations, and policy recommendations; coordination of project teams, advisory committees, and external stakeholders.

Skills and Experience


  • A PhD in public health, psychology, sociology or other related fields.
  • A record of academic publications, conference papers and/or reports evidencing strong research potential.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills, including capacity for conducting multivariate statistical analyses.
  • Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a range of collaborators nationally and/or internationally and with industry/community partners.


  • Experience in conducting research involving LGBTI populations.
  • Experience working with young people in a professional capacity.
  • Experience utilising online techniques for participant recruitment (e.g. via social media)

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this role.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to apply

Closing date: Sunday, 11 November 2018 by 11.55 pm AEDST.

Position Enquiries: Adam Bourne, Tel:  +61 3 9479 8732, Email:

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 3 9479 1241 or

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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