Research Fellow, School of Psychology and the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development

Melbourne, Australia
AC_B $100,837 - $119,266 + 17% Superannuation
19 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based at the Burwood Campus  
  • Part-time 0.5 FTE and fixed term until March 2023
  • AC_B $100,837 - $119,266 + 17% Superannuation

The Research Fellow will work as part of Deakin’s School of Psychology and the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) at Deakin University in partnership with Eastern Health.

SEED conducts original research into the developmental origins of mental health and disorder with the aim of promoting a secure start to social and emotional life for all children and young people.

The successful candidate will manage a small team of research assistants investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FHWs and their families, initiate research activities, and contribute to the development of clinical practice guidelines and briefs based on the research outcomes. The Research Fellow is also expected to contribute to and coordinate grants applications and publications in this area of research.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Initiate, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Initiate, design, conduct and may lead innovation and translation into policies, frameworks, strategy, priority setting and other outcomes to create positive impact
  • Engage collaboratively with team and external partners to develop novel and high-quality research
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the community
  • Support seeking funding for research
  • Demonstrate timely delivery of outcomes
  • Supervise honours students with timely completions and productive, high quality outcomes
  • Provide effective mentoring to research assistants in team to support professional and career development and employability
  • Assist the implementation of local citizenship activities and contribute to effectiveness as influencer
  • Contribute to the implementation of specific aspects of University’s strategic agenda

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD (completed or nearing completion) in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Demonstrated skills in the coordination of data collection, data entry and data analysis using relevant databases (such as R, SPSS) and Excel.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to maintain a high standard of laboratory and data record keeping and a demonstrated ability to meet competing deadline.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with (and or negotiate with) research partners and manage complex client and stakeholder expectations and needs.
  • Capacity to contribute to leadership of research and administration within a team.

Applications for this position close on the 1st of July, 2022.


  • Working with Children Check
  • Infrequent travel will be required describe further (e.g., interstate travel may be required or occasional travel to project events)
  • Drivers Licence

Offers of employment from Deakin University are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

Please submit your resume and a short cover letter outlining your experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact A/Prof Jade Sheen, Associate Professor at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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