Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Melbourne, Australia
13 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces.

About the role

Applications are invited for a Project Manager (Research Fellow) to assist in the delivery of several large-scale policy evaluations funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET). These evaluations involve investigating the implementation and impact of several DET policy initiatives as part of the Education State reforms over the next three years. Initiatives being evaluated are focussed on improving the quality of education through whole-school change, leader and teacher development.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day tasks associated with conducting each evaluation, under the direction of senior investigators and working with a team of research assistants. Tasks will include supervising research assistants, monitoring adherence to ethical guidelines, liaising with key stakeholders, managing the client relationship, developing data collection tools (i.e. surveys), data management systems, recruiting and retaining participants, conducting data analyses, report writing and organising investigator and stakeholder meetings.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will have completed your Honours/Masters in a related discipline and be able to demonstrate:

  • Outstanding organizational skills;
  • Experience in the conduct of research or evaluation projects
  • Meticulousness in data collection and data management
  • Experience with data analysis software such as SPSS, Stata and/or NVivo
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, and sensitivity to confidentiality and privacy


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme;
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions;
  • Working for one of Australia's top Universities;
  • Growing your expertise and innovative thinking in an environment that leaves an impact; and
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.

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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.

How to apply

Your complete application will include a Cover Letter, address of the Selection Criteria and your CV.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

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.

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Position Description

Applications close: 02 Feb 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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