Research Associate in Built Environment

Randwick, Australia
28 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Built Environment (BE) is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of multidisciplinary degree programs.

About the role

  • $72K-$96K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • 12 Months  Fixed Term
  • Full-time

The Enabling Built Environments Program (EBEP) is an initiative of the Built Environment faculty at UNSW.

EBEP’s research is concerned with how the built environment, from home to town centre design level, impacts human function, quality of life and health/care costs for older people, young people with disability, and carers. Funded projects range from the macro level to the micro level.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

Administrative Tasks

  • Provide research support to the EBEP Director and Research staff as required

Research Tasks

  • Assist in report writing, journal publication preparation, filing and distribution
  • Timely and accurate production of designated research deliverables in line with HMinfo Publication Policy and Procedures
  • Provide peer review and editing support to other researchers as requested by the Director
  • Actively participate as a member of a team in the completion of Research Team goals
  • Present research outputs at relevant forums, conferences and in-services as requested by the Director
  • Participate in the content development and upload for the HMinfo website as requested by the Director
  • Experience and ability to work within existing UNSW administrative processes and requirements
  • An understanding of the relationship between funding providers and research groups


  • Postgraduate qualifications in a related field
  • Experience working in teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of the operation and rules associated with research grants, grant application processes, commercialization and IP (Intellectual properly) management of the willingness to develop this knowledge
  • Demonstrated high level computing skills in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, desktop publishing software and web maintenance. Microsoft Outlook or similar email/calendar/contacts management system
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate provide advice and liaise with a wide range of individuals and agencies 

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Applications close: 22 October 2017