Senior Research Assistant in Psychology

Boroondara, Australia
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • We are driven to find innovative research solutions to real world problems
  • RSCHA 3, $60,816 plus up to 17% super
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed-term contract, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

This position is within the Student Engagement department, which sits in Office of PVC Student Advancement. This position will complement the existing researchers and research agendas within the Office of PVC Student advancement. 

The position of Senior Research Assistant is intended to support the research activities undertaken by the Office of PVC Student Engagement. The research focus area is about how to reduce loneliness in students and, or young people. The office of PVC Student Advancement manages a number of HEPPP projects in the areas of Health and Wellbeing, Academic Development and Professional Development and the incumbent may be involved in a number of different projects. The projects are quantitative and qualitative in nature, so a knowledge of both research methodologies would be particularly valuable. The position will work closely with project staff and units within the Office of PVC Student Advancement relevant to specific HEPPP projects. 

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree with a major study in Psychology
  • Honours, Masters, or Doctoral Degree in Psychology 
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking research projects in psychology and/or student engagement

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Robert Eres on +61 3 9214 4868

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm, Friday 24 November 2017