Research Assistant, Lives Lived Well Substance Use Research

Brisbane, Australia
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology, and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. It possesses good links, often through cross-appointed staff, with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

The role

The successful applicant will provide research and administrative support for research with the Lives Lived Well Substance Use Research team led by Professor Leanne Hides on the topic of youth substance abuse and wellbeing. The appointee will recruit research participants, administer surveys, and undertake data entry and basic data analysis, as well as assisting with publication preparation and write-up.

The person

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in psychology or related discipline, preferably with honours, and have experience working with young people, substance use, well-being and eHealth. He or she will be competent in statistical analyses and data management, and have strong communication and organisational skills with a dedication to subject confidentiality and research ethics.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment from 1 February 2018 until 30 June 2019 at HEW level 5.

The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579 - $84,648 p.a).  

Position Description

Download File 501441_New_Research Assistant.pdf


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