Research Assistant in Education

Brisbane, Australia
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term

The School of Education

The School of Education is consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions in the field of education. It has a strong commitment to addressing issues of education and equity in the context of rapid social, economic and cultural change. The School’s education programs and research agendas have focused on driving state and national educational innovation and reform.

The role

In conjunction with the Chief Investigators the appointee(s) will be responsible for supporting the different components of the ARC funded project Developing classroom norms of inquiry based learning in mathematics including organising and driving the fieldwork, data collection and other associated project outputs.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in a field related to education. You should have excellent general research skills, a strong background in qualitative and quantitative data gathering in an educational setting, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams. Applicants should have the ability to travel to sites other than the UQ St Lucia campus to carry out data collection.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a fixed term, full-time or part-time (job share) at HEW Level 6 until 28 February 2019 with the potential for extension. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a. (full-time equivalent), plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,558 p.a. (full-time equivalent)).

Position Description

502942_NEW_Research Assistant_HEW6.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Katie Makar on +61 7 3365 6227 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must provide a Resume and Cover letter which briefly outlines how your experience and skills meet the selection criteria and be no more than 2 A4 pages in length.

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