Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

Melbourne, Australia
$100,480 - $140,478 + 17% Superannuation
10 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Part time or Full-time options available
  • Fixed Term contracts until the end of 2025
  • Level B or C - $100,480 - $140,478 + 17% Superannuation  
  • Position Based at La Trobe University Bundoora campus

La Trobe University is seeking to appoint outstanding emerging scholars in the field of autism research within the world class Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellows are expected to make independent and original contributions to research which have a significant impact in one or more of the following research program areas: Identification and Diagnosis, Supports and Practices for Daily Living, Educational and Vocational Engagement, and Health and Wellbeing. These positions will work as a member of a growing team of research and professional staff at the centre towards creating knowledge that promotes the best outcomes for Autistic people, their families and carers. In addition, opportunities exist for these positions to be jointly appointed with either the School of Education or the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University.   

OTARC is committed to supporting a neuro-inclusive workplace. Applicants who identify as a member of a neuro-minority group are encouraged to apply. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have an emerging  research record aligned with one of OTARC’s four research program areas.  All applicants should demonstrate evidence of a publication track record and external income success commensurate with either a Research Fellow (Level B) or Senior Research Fellow (Level C) appointment. The successful candidate will be able to explain how they will develop an outstanding program of research in an area of high importance to the Autistic and autism communities. This is an exciting opportunity for an established and/or aspiring research leader with ambition to grow and shape a team in a novel, innovative and dynamic research environment.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date: 11pm Sunday 19th February 2023

Position Enquiries: Professor Alison Lane;

Recruitment Enquiries: Justin Bolton via email 

This position is open to candidates who require assistance to work in Australia.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The University’s Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures, requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognised medical contraindication.  This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.  As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter,
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

Please indicate which level position(s) you are applying for in your application.

Interviews for this position are scheduled to take place in the last week of February. Candidates shortlisted for interviews can opt between Face to Face or Zoom interviews

Candidates who have previously applied for this position are not required to re-apply.

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Why La Trobe: 

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact. 
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics 
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future

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.

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