Research Assistant in Sociology

Clayton, Australia
$74,891 - $80,835 pa
27 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Arts
School of Social Sciences


Clayton campus

Employment Type:

Part-time (0.5)


Fixed-term appointment from February 2017 to August 2019


Pro-rata of $74,891 - $80,835 pa HEW Level 06
(plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Achieve at one of the top 100 universities in the world
  • Where international collaboration is pursued
  • Plenty of reasons to be inspired

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

This part-time, fixed-term role over 2.5 years involves providing critical research assistance to the 'Early Menopause: Implementation Research using Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Professionals to Translate Evidence into Practice' NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1116008). This is an interdisciplinary project bringing together leading social sciences and medical researchers in partnership with key NGOs (National Breast Cancer Foundation, Women's Health Victoria, Breast Cancer Network Australia) and scientific societies (Endocrine Society of Australia, Australasian Menopause Society), a major metropolitan health service (Monash Health), and national health information and advice provider Healthdirect Australia.

The successful candidate will provide research and administrative support to the development of one of the key project outcomes – an innovative Healthtalk Australia online resource containing film and audio accounts of women's lived experience of early menopause and health professionals' experiences of treating women with this condition, as well as downloadable resources for women and health professionals. Relevant training will be provided.

This busy and challenging role will expose the successful candidate to experienced research colleagues from a range of entities.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • participate in relevant training
  • provide a high level of administrative and project management support to the project
  • provide significant assistance with the preparation of the online resource and launch event
  • have a professional approach to liaison with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • keep abreast of research, policy and practice relevant to early menopause and patient experiences
  • assist with preparing conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles, grant applications, and preparation of results and reports.

This role is a part-time position involving a five day fortnight in the first two years, and three days a week in the final six months. The days of work will be negotiated between the successful candidate and their supervisor.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Ms Kate Johnston-Ataata, Coordinator – Social Studies of Health, Society and Medicine Research Program, 03 9903 1063

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Assistant

Closing Date

Monday 5 December 2016, 11:55pm AEDT