Research Officer

Sydney, Australia
$77,894 - $85,982 pro rata p.a.
12 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) is a University-wide initiative designed to provide undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities with a range of local, regional and international partners.  A key objective of the University's Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework (2015) is to expand experiential learning programs to further enhance the employability of Macquarie graduates. One of the key strategies to achieve this objective will be to build on the PACE initiative through providing full internship opportunities and Co-operative Education (Co-op) across undergraduate programs.

 Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role 

PACE is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Research Officer to join our Research and Evaluation Team. Under the leadership of the Senior Academic Developer, the Research Officer will contribute to and support planning, implementation and dissemination of PACE related research and evaluation. The successful candidate will contribute to the planning, implementation and dissemination of PACE related research and evaluation, through contribution to a number of key projects assessing program impact through a Theory of Change framework. These projects include programmatic evaluation related to students, staff, partners and other stakeholders.

The primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • coordinating, initiating and conducting research activities to support the collection of research data;
  • contributing to the writing of research publications and to the development of PACE research instruments and curriculum resources;
  • building and maintaining strong relationships with PACE stakeholders, including academic staff, students and PACE partners, and the broader community; and
  • co-ordinating and developing materials to communicate PACE Research and Evaluation information, including preparing, updating, reviewing and uploading content to the relevant section of the PACE website and other media.
  • servicing a key PACE committee including the documentation, dissemination and actioning of meeting items.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

  • Knowledge of research design and methodology together with experience in working on research projects
  • Demonstrated capacity in building and managing relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders in a complex organisation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing for a diverse range of purposes.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Capacity to be adaptable and prioritise projects and tasks to meet competing deadlines
  • Experience in developing project materials and using the web to disseminate information.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Position Description:  Research Officer

Salary Package:  from $77,894 - $85,982 pro rata p.a. (Level 6), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Part-time (3 days per week), fixed-term until 31 December 2016.

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Kate Lloyd

Applications Close:  Sunday, 30 October 2016 at 11.55 pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.