Research Fellow in Humanitarian Settlement

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 – $104,717 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) plus 17% super
05 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time 0.4FTE ; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Health Equity
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About The Centre for Health Equity

The Centre for Health Equity consolidates the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health's social, behavioural and public health expertise into a single, world-class Centre. Our core focus is on creating and exchanging knowledge that fosters health equity and wellbeing. Our approach is to work at a population level to produce evidence-based research and programs that improve lives. By connecting with health professionals, policy-makers, consumer groups and the broader community, we aim to improve fair access to good health and wellbeing.

About the Role

This position is part of a research team working on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project, titled “Settling well: a longitudinal study of refugees in regional Australia”. Regional humanitarian settlement is a key priority across all levels of government in Australia. This study aims to provide a longitudinal assessment of the impacts of regional settlement for humanitarian migrants and destination communities.

This Research Fellow position involves the design of quantitative data collection tools to be distributed to humanitarian entrants living in regional Australia and host community members.

Responsibilities include:

  • Significantly contributing to the research effort of the team and develop research expertise with an increasing degree of autonomy.
  • Undertaking and supporting original research, including quantitative research design, data collection, and data analysis
  • Working collaboratively with members of the research team and partner organisations to conduct nationally and internationally significant research.
  • Contributing to and publishing high impact academic papers and other scholarly outputs on topics relevant to the ARC Linkage project.

About You

You are an experienced researcher, looking to develop your career in academic research. a sound publication record in relevant areas, commensurate with experience and opportunities. You will have the ability to work co-operatively and positively in a multi-disciplinary research-based team environment and liaise with people from diverse backgrounds. You will be able to draw on your excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, to meet deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion.

You will also have:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in social sciences, social epidemiology, or a related discipline, with a focus on quantitative research
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research with a focus on quantitative survey design and analysis
  • Experience with systematic reviews and knowledge of key sources of bias in quantitative/epidemiological studies
  • Experience of analysing population-based datasets (preferably longitudinal) and selecting appropriate statistical tools

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.

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

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, 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

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Position Description: Research Fellow PD ARC Linkage regional settlement.pdf

Applications close: 1st September 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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