Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

Glen Eira, Australia
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Caulfield campus
Employment Type: Full-time 
Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $116,737 - $134,606 pa Level C (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Lead an applied social research team focused on improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families
  • Live and work in Melbourne at one of the top universities in Australia
  • Work with internationally recognised leaders in child and family services, child protection and implementation science

At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The Department of Social Work is looking to recruit a Senior Research Fellow to support the department through the development of an advanced analytic team that, on its own and/or in collaboration with staff and/or industry, conducts cutting edge, applied quantitative social work research in the area of services for vulnerable children and families.

Within this position you will be responsible for working with the University on existing research projects, actively pursuing competitive grants and contracts to build and support the team; assisting the department to train research higher degree students in study design and applied statistics, maintaining a secure computing environment; and training staff and students in data handling and analysis.

The Department of Social Work is a leader in Social Work education in Australia. It is an academic unit in the School of Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is located at Caulfield. The mission of the department is to provide leadership in the delivery of high-quality education, research and community service in the discipline of Social Work. The department conducts academic teaching for the accredited programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. It also has research higher degrees programs. Our programs are offered internally and by Distance Education.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area or equivalent accreditation and standing together with subsequent research experience
  • Demonstrated and strong record of publications, conference papers, reports and/or professional and/or technical contributions in a relevant discipline area
  • Experience in successfully supervising, mentoring and coaching to support the development of research staff and in establishing and leading a successful research team and/or demonstrated evidence of leadership capability
  • Demonstrated ability to design studies, organise and manage large amounts of governmental and non-governmental data, and conduct complex statistical and analytic procedures
  • Substantial experience working with government, funders, and industry partners in the conduct of implementation and impact evaluations

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check and a valid Poice Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash jobs".


Professor Aron Shlonsky, Head of Department, +61 3 9903 1131.

Position Description

Download File Senior Research Fellow

Closing Date

Wednesday 26 December 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT