Research Assistant (ARA)

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 20 Mar 2023

  • Based in UniSA Education Futures at the Magill Campus Location
  • Part-time (0.5FTE), fixed term contract until 31 December 2023
  • Salary: $74,385 - $99,759 (pro rata at 0.5 FTE) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

The research assistant will be joining a team of researchers for the final year of a three-year ARC Discovery project. This role involves working in a collaborative environment to generate high quality outcomes.  Interest in children’s digital engagement and/or parent involvement will be an advantage. 

About UniSA Education Futures 

At UniSA Education Futures, we develop education professionals who will play a crucial role in the learning and development of children, young people and adults. Our research contributes to innovation in education and preparation for learning, supporting and informing new approaches to practice in the ever-evolving education sector. Within UniSA Education Futures, UniSA College is responsible for the university’s pre-degree and pathway programs for Australian students, and implements the University’s Participation Strategy, aimed at increasing the number of students from a low socio-economic background enrolled in the University. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to the analysis of interviews, case studies and cross-site data 
  • Contribute to the generation of high-level presentations and reports 
  • Assist in the coordination of meetings, events, and dissemination activities 
  • Update the project website 

Essential Skills and Experience 
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative data analysis, with case study experience an advantage 
  • Expertise in digital office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) 
  • Demonstrated experience in research writing including high level editorial skills 
  • Ability to operate within a web-page authoring platform (Weebly) 
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, including the ability to perform multiple tasks within a team environment, and to work to deadlines 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to contribute to effective team processes and work in a collegial manner with other staff in the workplace 


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:  

  • Access to great personal development opportunities  
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%  
  • Flexible working conditions  
  • High level research training and mentoring within a collaborative environment 
  • A variety of leave arrangements 


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Kiara Lalli, Consultant: Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 5001

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday, 20 March 2023 

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.


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