Research Associate

Adelaide, Australia
20 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, part-time (0.4 FTE) available for 2 years

Compensation Grade:

Research Academic Level A

Salary Range:

$76,955 - $93,259 FTE

Reporting to the Lecturer, Lifespan Development in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, and working under general direction, the Research Associate will assist with the delivery of translational research projects aiming to improve the quality and safety of aged and dementia care.

The incumbent will conduct a range of activities including project coordination, data collection and management, writing academic articles, and preparing grants.

The position will support the Lecturer, Lifespan Development to meet research project timelines as specified by grant funders. The incumbent will also be supported to develop their own independent research track record via grant development and student supervision.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Research Associate is accountable for:

  • Conducting research activities as advised by the Supervisor, which may include preparing applications for ethical review, managing stakeholders, organising events as needed, assisting with recruitment, data collection, management and analysis, writing academic papers, and preparing grant applications.
  • Making a meaningful contribution to the lab culture via mentoring of junior lab members (e.g. research assistant, HDR students) and participating in lab activities.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent (or nearing completion) in the fields of psychology, public health, health sciences, health services, or a similar discipline.
  • Evidence of an active contribution to the conduct of research
  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish articles in high quality academic journals
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis using appropriate software
  • Experience working in a health or aged care-related role (desirable)

For application enquiries please contact: Dr Monica Cations

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before:

03 Nov 2020