Research Fellow, Centre for Design Innovation

Hawthorn, Australia
27 May 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join our distinguished Centre for Design Innovation
  • Full time, 2-year fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level B1 $98,744 + 17% superannuation

About the Job

We are seeking an accomplished Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) located in the Future Self Living Lab Program. As the Research Fellow you will support existing research agendas within the Centre and play a vital role in combining major aspects of a research project and coordinating research across the two disciplines of design and software engineering.

You will be involved in developing, conducting and project managing a 2-year funded project with older adults which will investigate the concept of engagement in technology development and use through motivational modelling. The successful appointee will collaborate with industry partners and members of the community and assist with supervising and mentoring PhD students.

Making a significant contribution to the daily project management activities including data collection and analysis, the Reseach Fellow will act as a member of an interdisciplinary team in order to support meeting CDI objectives. In this role, you will maintain and build on your scholarly, research and professional expertise.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Be the innovator in the face of technological and social change with Swinburne’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand humanity deeply, bring the real world to focus and make your mark.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A PhD in Software Engineering, HCI, Design or another related discipline
  • An understanding of user requirements and experience with conducting user studies
  • A demonstrated publication record as evidenced by a track record of peer-reviewed articles
  • An ability to create reports and extensive literature reviews

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Free access to the HALC swimming pools
  • Onsite health services
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Weekly yoga and Pilates classes

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How to apply and further information

Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Associate Professor Sonja Pedell via email at

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Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5 pm on 10 June 2020