Research Assistant

Melbourne, Australia
17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education was established as a department within the Melbourne Medical School in 2015.  It has responsibility for the delivery of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course, research in medical education and a range of professional development postgraduate and non-award programs.

About the Role

The Research Assistant provides support to the MD Evaluation Program by undertaking a range of activities to gather, quality assure and report on evaluation data that informs continuous improvement of our programs.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Provide academic and administrative support to the MD evaluation program to undertake high-quality evaluations of teaching, learning and assessment in the Department of Medical Education
  • Assist with the development of course evaluation activities, and analyse and produce reports on their outcomes
  • Conduct literature reviews and contribute to research syntheses
  • Design and maintain databases for the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data relevant to the DME’s evaluation activities

About You

You have experience in analysing and reporting on complex quantitative datasets accurately as well as reviewing research literature competently. You will be a keen problem-solver who has the ability to independently manage competing work priorities on tight timelines in a high-stakes context.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • An honours degree or postgraduate degree (Masters or doctoral degree) in medical education, psychology or education
  • Demonstrated ability to apply quantitative/qualitative research methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal form across a range of mediums e.g. reports and/or publications, ethics submissions, grants, presentations

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

Position Description: 0040867 PD Research Assistant.pdf

Applications close: 06 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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