Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow, School and Psychology and Public Health

Melbourne, Australia
Level C or D – $140,281 - $184,775 inclusive of 17% superannuation
03 May 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-Time, 5 year-fixed-term position
  • Contribute to shaping the University’s strategic vision for research and engagement
  • Level C or D – $140,281 - $184,775 inclusive of 17% superannuation

About the Position

This position is located in the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) within the School and Psychology and Public Health. ARCSHS is a leading institution in Australia conducting social research into sexuality, gender, health and human relationships. Established in 1993, the Centre works collaboratively and in partnership with other researchers, communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals in relevant fields to advance knowledge and promote positive change in policy, practice and people’s lives.

You will be primarily responsible for leading the development of internationally recognised research programs in sexuality with a focus on: HIV; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities; diversity, health and rights; quantitative research methodologies; and theoretical fields related to sexuality, gender, health and policy. Years 1, 2 and 3 will be dedicated research-only. Depending on funding and workload, years 4 and 5 may also entail development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will possess a PhD or equivalent accreditation and a strong reputation and profile in the Social or Behavioural Sciences together with research expertise in the social or behavioural aspects of HIV (preferred), LGBTIQ health or sexual health.

High-level expertise in quantitative data collection and analysis skills, particularly as they relate to large-scale survey data, is essential.

Please refer to the Position Description for further information on the duties, skills and experience required for this position at each academic appointment level and indicate which position you are applying for.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. La Trobe staff are creative and highly motivated to pursue new ideas to create new knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. 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.

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How to apply

Closing Date: 3 June, 2022

Position Enquiries: 

Recruitment Enquiries: Melissa Magaton

In order to work onsite in higher education, TAFE, training and adult education settings, the Victorian Government requires workers to provide evidence to their employers that they are fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner. This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.

Please submit an online application ONLY. This should include the following documents:

  • cover letter;
  • up-to-date curriculum vitae; and
  • separate document addressing each essential and desirable selection criterion in the Key Selection Criteria list, which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe Cultural Qualities:

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply, including those from culturally diverse communities, LGBTIQ people and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in particular, and those living with HIV or viral hepatitis.

La Trobe University will consider acting as visa sponsor for this position, however, preference will be given to those with existing residency/working visas.

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.