Graduate Research Assistants

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 17 Jul 2022

Job no:509914
Work type:part time, full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Research support


School of Psychological Science

Emotional Wellbeing Lab

  • Gain a range of research, administrative, and leadership skills working on a large, multidisciplinary research project focused on improving mental health
  • Excellent experience for people considering a PhD in psychology and/or master’s of clinical psychology (or related degrees) in the future
  • 2x positions (part-time or full-time; 1.4 FTE to be shared), fixed-term appointment for 1 year and renewable upon agreement of employee and supervisor
  • Salary range: Level 5 $72,531 – $80,391 p.a. pro-rated plus 17% superannuation  
  • Start date between June and December 2022 (to be negotiated)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university. 

About the team  

The School of Psychological Science deliver a world-class research and education experience to approximately 5000 undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. The School is research intensive with internationally recognized expertise in Human Factors, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Perception, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Social and Personality Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology.

The Emotional Wellbeing Lab focuses on emotional processes as they relate to depression, anxiety and wellbeing. Much of the research incorporates heart rate variability to examine emotion regulation in real time in daily life.

About the opportunity  

You will help manage, organise, and implement the day-to-day tasks for a large NIH-funded study.  You will have the opportunity to work with a local and international team of collaborators to facilitate successful completion of the study.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in psychology or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Relevant research and analytic/statistical experience
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with research participant community members
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, problem solve and work productively as part of a team

Please note: Some afterhours work, and occasional weekend work may be required

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in  P22 161 POSITION DESCRIPTION [Graduate Research Assistant] - Position Number [320477] - Level [5].pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria. 

Closing date: 11:55PM on Sunday, 17 July 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. 

Application Details:  Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    


Advertised:20 Jun 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:17 Jul 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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