Research Officer, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research

Banyule, Australia
20 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 3 year fixed term role
  • Based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $67,796 - $90,821  per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

CAPR (The Centre for Alcohol Policy Research) is looking for outstanding applicants who are interested in alcohol-related research, to work on a new qualitative research project funded by the Australian Research Council and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). This project will collect ethnographic and qualitative interview data, along with survey data to comprehensively investigate drinking cultures among nurses and lawyers. The Project is a collaboration between CAPR at La Trobe University, Monash University, VicHealth, Eastern Health, Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) and Jarryd Bartle Consulting (JBC).

The Research Officer will play a critical role in the small team working on the project. Your responsibilities will include managing day-to-day aspects of the project (e.g., preparation or research materials, ethics applications), organising and keeping records of team and advisory panel meetings, conducting field research (ethnographic research in settings where nurses or lawyers drink), interviews and surveys, analysing data and contributing to write-up of findings in reports and scientific journal articles. The successful applicant may also have the opportunity to work on other qualitative alcohol projects at CAPR.

About you

You will hold an Honours degree in anthropology, sociology, criminology, gender studies, or a related discipline (e.g., youth studies) and evidence of experience in research (this may include research conducted as part of an Honours or Masters degree). You will have the ability to work independently under limited supervision, a high level of oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in a cooperative and collegial manner. You will be able to undertake some work in the evenings and on weekends. Experience of qualitative research in a relevant field will be highly regarded.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 11 pm Sunday 23rd February 2020

Position Enquiries: Dr Robyn Dwyer on (03) 9479-8791 or email:

Position Description below:

Download File PD Research Officer, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research.pdf

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position. Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  1. Provide a cover letter describing yourself and outlining your suitability for the position;
  2. Please address and respond in writing to the key selection criteria in your application;
  3. Attach a CV that summarises personal details, qualifications, previous positions and experience, including any research publications;
  4. Include the names and contact details for two Referees, preferably previous employers or academic supervisors. Please note that Referee checks will be conducted prior to the position being offered to the successful candidate. 

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 558937 under current vacancies.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.