Research Associate, Built Environment

29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Academic Leadership role in One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

We shape future cities. Cities that are resilient, informed, healthy and smart – that are connected, green, liveable and inclusive.

Our vision is to be a global leader through high impact research and education that transforms built environments and improves the lives of the people who live and work in these communities. We have an intentionally broad focus to foster cross-cutting collaboration: from future focused products, design, and development, through to the policy and planning needed to support and promote innovation. We are tackling pressing environmental and societal challenges such as urban heat and urban health, and the spatial inequality so present in many of our cities globally.

We are focused on high performing built environments that are sustainable and resilient, anticipating future ecological needs – always based on a design ethos that promotes, and responds to, the needs of the individuals, communities and the broader cultural landscape. To do this we are building an agile platform for education, research and exchange that can respond to the changing needs of the built environment professions. We also engender a culture and capacity to anticipate the unknown; by developing skilled and enquiring graduates, with conscience, who can positively engage, adapt and shape future cities – but always in a way that puts the planet, and its people, first.

Please see Built Environment website

About the role

  • $75,069- $100,090 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading (Pro Rata)
  • 3 year- Part-Time 
  • 14 hours per week 

The role of the Research Assistant (RA) is to support the research activities associated with ARC Linkage Grant LP170100670 and other relevant activities.

The RA will be required to engaged in all aspects of research activity including: proposals; conceptualisation; design; data collection and analysis; publication of articles in scholarly journals; and is expected to work with minimal supervision and to establish their own priorities to ensure all work is completed to the highest standard and within established time frames.

The main duties of this role include:

  • Assist Project Manager (PM) and CIs in carrying out research project, and apply knowledge of research procedures;
  • Undertake data collection and analysis in the field required in the delivery of the research project under the instruction of CIs and PM
  • Undertake library and web-based research to identify and collect up to date literature and materials relevant to given research questions and aims;
  • Assist Project Manager in the preparation and publication of research reports by the provision of research information for those reports as required;
  • Engage with stakeholders and research community to ensure they receive the highest level of service;
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that their actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others in the university.
  • Assist Project Manager in project managing the project (program, deadlines etc)
  • Assist Project Manager in liaising with and manage communications with partners
  • Assist Project Manager to prepare quarterly newsletters for partners
  • Assist Project Manager to prepare end of project Final report
  • Attend all project management meetings The role of Research Associate reports to Professor Martin Loosemore has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Achieve overall effective contribution to ARC Linkage Grant LP170100670;
  • Provide adequate support for the ARC project through the sourcing and obtaining of relevant literature and materials; and preparation of data collection instruments and protocols and undertaking of data collection and analysis at all stages of the project;
  • Ensure relevant approvals are obtained; and data collection, entry and analysis are accurate and complete;
  • Demonstrate a professional approach to undertaking administrative and research tasks;
  • Ensure that all tasks undertaken are of a high standard in order to obtain accuracy and achieve valuable research outcomes;
  • Coordinate reports and other relevant documentation in a timely manner and meet all required project objectives;
  • Successfully establish effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders are produced and maintained
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online- applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Steve Lalic, Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 26th Nov  2018 11 pm