Research Assistant in Audiology

Brisbane, Australia
15 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences includes the professional disciplines of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.

Undergraduate programs are available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with graduate entry programs available in all disciplines. Students gain supervised professional experience as part of their academic program and graduates are ready for immediate entry to their profession on completion of their degree. Each of the undergraduate degree programs is of four years’ duration and includes both preclinical and clinical study offered in an integrated way.

All of our programs place considerable emphasis on problem solving and diagnostic decision-making and students are guided in the processes of systematic and holistic assessment and the selection and effective implementation of management approaches.  Each discipline prepares students to operate within the health, education and related systems and to contribute meaningfully to teams. There is an emphasis on interprofessional education and research in the school.

All disciplines within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are active in research and are making significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in their professions. The School offers Research Higher Degree programs in all disciplines.

Within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a team of researchers who are involved in hearing rehabilitation research. Professor Louise Hickson leads this team and works collaboratively with other researchers in the School including Dr Katie Ekberg, Dr Barbra Timmer, Assoc. Prof Nerina Scarinci, Dr Monique Waite, and Dr Carly Meyer. Collectively, their research aims to improve outcomes for people with hearing impairment and their families, with a particular focus on the implementation of patient- and family-centred models of care in audiological practice.

The role

The role of the Research Assistant is to work with the project investigators on a multidisciplinary research project investigating the experiences of stigma for adults with hearing impairment and their families. You will contribute to a range of tasks associated with the studies including participant recruitment, research protocol design and implementation, data collection (qualitative and quantitative), data analysis and presentation of findings.

The person

Candidates must have a a professional degree in Audiology, Speech Pathology or Psychology, and be highly motivated with excellent organisational and communication skills. Research experience in a related field will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a 0.8FTE position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term appointment until end August 2021 at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $77,400.25 - $83,267.08 FTE p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $90,558.29- $97,422.48 FTE p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File 507196_Research Assistant_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Katie Ekberg on +61 7 33658547 or or Dr Barbra Timmer on +61 7 33652016 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.