Research Officer (GeVARA)

Melbourne, Australia
$171,216 pro rota + 17% super
06 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Sandy Chen
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Part time (0.6 FTE), Fixed term (14 months) position
  • $171,216 pro rota + 17% super

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies has three research centres that link to the School's areas of focus:

  • Centre for Applied Social Research
  • Centre for Urban Research, incorporating the AHURI Research Centre
  • Centre for Global Research

The role and your responsibilities

The Research Officer will work closely with the co-Convenors of the Gendered Violence and Abuse Research Alliance (GeVARA), contributing to existing projects on gender-based violence. You will be required to undertake some support activities associated with GeVARA, such as event management, social media communications, and contributing to research issues papers. Furthermore, you will undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy. It is expected that the Research Officer will work with an increasing degree of autonomy as skills and experience develop.

Skills and experience required

The ideal candidate will have an emerging research track record in applied research on issues of gendered violence. Your experience working in collaborative Research Groups and Centres and contributing to future research development will be critical to your success in this role. Key to this role will be your experience in consulting and writing for a range of academic, government and non-government stakeholders to maximise research performance and knowledge translation. Furthermore, you will have a developing capacity to attract external research funding and contribute to future funding applications.

A qualification in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology or allied discipline is required.

To apply

To view a Position Description and apply online please go to quoting job ref #554794 or for further information please contact Anastasia Powell, Senior Research Fellow on +61 3 9925 3566. Applications close on Sunday 23rd October 2016.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.