Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Level A/Level B

Melbourne, Australia
20 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is at the forefront of innovation in education, working with partners in schools, early childhood settings, communities, government and beyond, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia's education system.

About the role

This role includes contribution to the research agenda of the Assessment Curriculum and Technology Research Centre (ACTRC), a partnership between the University of Melbourne and University of the Philippines, supported by the Australian government. ACTRC plays a pro-active role in understanding and addressing key issues in assessment, curriculum and technology in an educational context. A major activity of the Centre is research capacity building within the Philippine education sector. The physical centre is based at the University of the Philippines, Manila, with staff from Melbourne and Manila working collaboratively on research projects with a variety of stakeholders.

The Research Fellow will be required to participate in research design, the writing of ethics applications, test and questionnaire design, qualitative and quantitative data analyses, report writing and dissemination of research through presentations and workshops. The role would also contribute to the design and presentation of teaching and training programs for the capacity building of educators. The position involves working as part of a research team, also involving a high degree of independent work, under the guidance of the project lead.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A Masters or PhD in the field of Education, Psychology, Statistics or a related field.
  • An excellent research record relative to career opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team and work under the guidance of a project lead, particularly, a willingness to help others and demonstrate cooperation, compromise and constructive feedback.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to foster effective working relationships with colleagues and teams to achieve project goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate research and project activities to colleagues, stakeholders and the wider community via high quality written and oral communications.
  • Ability to work independently and align activities to meet the goals of the project.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, have strong organisational and time management skills.

If you can demonstrate your talent in these areas, you are encouraged to apply for the position and join a team of highly talented and motivated researchers.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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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.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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.

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Position Description

Advertised: 20 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Apr 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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