Research Assistant in Psychology

Sippy Downs, Australia
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type

Salary Classification: Level 4 ($39.29 gross per hour) plus up to 9.5% employer superannuation contributions

Appointment: Casual

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

Overview of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

The Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems was established in 2013 with the aim of developing a leading research capability in the areas of Human Factors, Sociotechnical Systems, and Systems thinking. The Centre was officially recognised as a research centre by the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2015 and currently comprises various academic, teaching and research support staff, and postgraduate students.

The core philosophy underpinning the Centre’s research activities is the application of Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems theory and methods to optimise the behaviour of complex sociotechnical systems. A significant focus of the Centre’s activities is on translating research findings into practice – ensuring that the Centre’s leading-edge research has impact and benefit in the real world.

Overview of the Role

The Research Assistant will undertake project specific data entry on the Australian Research Council funded project titled Driving as a model for investigating and improving visual search abilities. This will include the coding of survey responses using a template provided by the Supervisor, and coding the directions of eye movements from existing project video footage. The Research Assistant will also transcribe interviews, and will undertake any other research tasks as directed.

The successful candidate will have experience in data entry and basic data coding using software such as Microsoft Excel, SPSS and Nvivo, as well as excellent attention to detail. It is preferable that the successful candidate has either completed, or is in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree majoring or minoring in psychology or a related discipline.

Contact for Further Information

Dr Vanessa Beanland

USC Research Fellow

Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

Ph: 07 5456 3565


Closing Date

Midnight Wednesday 22 November 2017

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USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.