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Research Fellow

Private Company - Deakin, ACT

Biotech, R&D, Science
Source: uWorkin


Apply nowJob no:507463
Work type:Part-time
Location:Melbourne - Burwood
Categories:Research, Health

  • Based at our Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Part-time (0.4) and fixed term to 31st December 2023
  • Level A $70,293 or Level B $99,3446 + 17% superannuation

Deakin’s School of Psychology is one of the largest and most progressive psychology departments in Australia. We are one of five Schools within the Faculty of Health, and have a strong presence in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool.

We are currently seeking a Level A or Level B Research Fellow to manage activities associated with the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index (AUWI) study. Developed in partnership with Australian Unity and Deakin University, the AUWI is the nation’s most comprehensive measure wellbeing in Australia. Research on the Index is conducted through the School of Psychology at Deakin University, within the Australian centre on Quality of Life, in collaboration with Australian Unity.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage day-to-day operations of research on the AUWI, and to develop a research career in fields of mental health and subjective wellbeing. The Research Fellow will ensure the project is managed in accordance with human research ethical standards, thus ensuring the safety and protection of research participants and the integrity of research data. The appointee will work with the project investigators and steering committee to ensure every aspect of the study runs smoothly, including data collection, data preparation and analysis, and report preparation and publication, through to media and science communication.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Liaison with Australian Unity on behalf of the research project/team and with other external partners as required
  • Management of Deakin team meetings and partnership meeting with Australian Unity and the Steering Committee
  • Oversight of the project to ensure that all aspects of the work are completed in a timely manner and with attention to high-level scientific quality
  • Oversight of a team of research assistant support staff working on the AUWI
  • Involvement in science communication of study results via media releases
  • Coordinating ethics amendments and overseeing adherence to ethics requirements
  • Oversight of data collection and management, including analysis of data for reports and scientific publications. This extends to new data collection and to the extensive body of data collected over the past 20 years
  • Maintain integrity of information in databases, taking steps to collect the data, checking the consistency and accuracy of data and making appropriate corrections
  • Annual production of scientific peer review publications and industry reports for the purposes of science communication
  • Administrative and communications support including word processing, and other tasks as directed by the study investigators
  • Regular reporting on progress and problem solving
  • Assist with the preparation of Annual Progress Reports for the HREC and other funding bodies, as required
  • Overall, demonstrate excellence in process and judgement to conduct high-quality research in accordance with research protocols and standards

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in a health or social sciences related field such as psychology
  • Research experience in the area of mental health and/or wellbeing
  • Experience in the management of industry-research partnerships
  • Project management experience including oversight of a research team, and the day to day running of a research project, including data collection, management, and high-level statistical (quantitative) data analysis experience
  • Excellent communication skills including experience in science communication (i.e., media)
  • Experience managing large scale databases and/or longitudinal studies
  • Experience preparing ethics applications and managing study ethics
  • Experience leading industry reports and high quality scientific (peer review) publications
  • High-level organisational skills, including ability to maintain a high standard of data recordkeeping, reporting, meeting competing deadlines, and setting priorities
  • Proven ability to adhere to protocols, standards and guidelines, including a thorough understanding of confidentiality, privacy and research ethics principles as required
  • Experience preparing grant applications for external funding
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft SharePoint, Redcap, Qualtrics, and major statistical packages (Stata, Mplus, SPSS)

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 .Position Description - Research Fellow Level A - 507463.pdf

 .Position Description - Research Fellow Level B - 507463.pdf

Applications for this position close on 21st February.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Delyse Hutchinson, Associate Professor, at, delyse.hutchinson@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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