Research Associate / Research Fellow

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time, available until 31 December 2022.
Compensation Grade:
Appointment to be made at either Research Academic Level A or Research Academic Level B
Salary Range:
Res A: $78,340 - $94,938 pa
Res B: $99,827 - $118,135 pa
Reporting to:
Dean (Research)
Research Associate:
The Research Associate will undertake research in the ARC Project DP190100247 ‘Social Exclusion in Adolescence’, the Australian Government Department of Health funded project ‘Supporting the mental health of young people with autism’, and other research on disadvantage and wellbeing among young people.
The incumbent will also assist in the administration of these projects, and in liaison with external stakeholders.
Research Fellow:
The Research Fellow will undertake research in the ARC Project DP190100247 ‘Social Exclusion in Adolescence’, the Australian Government Department of Health funded project ‘Supporting the mental health of young people with autism’, and other research on disadvantage and wellbeing among young people.
In working with the Chief Investigators and research teams, the position will contribute to project design and implementation, the analysis of data and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
The Research Fellow will actively report on new and current research related to the research program, through generation of high quality publications and conference presentations. In addition, the position will contribute to the preparation of applications for externally funded research funding.

Key Position Responsibilities

Research Associate:

The Research Associate is accountable for:

  • Assisting in leading the Project by collaborating with the Project Research Team to successfully deliver project milestones, Key Performance Indicators and outcomes.

  • Contribute to the planning and execution of research by offering new ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data, and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.

  • Contributing to statistical analysis of large survey data, and presentation of results.

  • Contributing to the coordinating, planning and executing the project tasks required to collaborate with external stakeholders and partners.

  • Contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.

  • Assisting principal supervisors with supervision of postgraduate students.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Research Fellow:

The Research Fellow is accountable for:

  • Actively contributing to the research project by collaborating with the Research Team to successfully deliver project milestones and Key Performance Indicators.

  • Independently contributing to the planning and execution of research by offering new and innovative ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data, contributing to the writing and editing of grant applications and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.

  • Playing a lead role in coordinating, planning and executing the project tasks required to collaborate with industry partners.

  • Independently contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, publishing in recognised high-quality journals and assisting the preparation and submission of bids for external research funding.

  • Supervision of honours and post graduate research projects.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

For Appointment to Research Associate (Res A):

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated emerging research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative research methodology.

  • Demonstrated experience of analysis of large scale complex survey data.

  • An understanding of contemporary issues in young people’s wellbeing.

  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.

For Appointment to Research Fellow (Res B):

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated high-quality research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative research methodology.

  • Demonstrated experience of analysis of large-scale complex survey data.

  • An in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in young people’s wellbeing.

  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.

  • Demonstrated effective cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to liaise with and/or teach international students.

For application enquiries please contact: Prof Gerry Redmond

Please note: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

03 Nov 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time, available until 31 December 2022.
Compensation Grade:
Appointment to be made at either Research Academic Level A or Research Academic Level B
Salary Range:
Res A: $78,340 - $94,938 pa
Res B: $99,827 - $118,135 pa
Reporting to:
Dean (Research)
Research Associate:
The Research Associate will undertake research in the ARC Project DP190100247 ‘Social Exclusion in Adolescence’, the Australian Government Department of Health funded project ‘Supporting the mental health of young people with autism’, and other research on disadvantage and wellbeing among young people.
The incumbent will also assist in the administration of these projects, and in liaison with external stakeholders.
Research Fellow:
The Research Fellow will undertake research in the ARC Project DP190100247 ‘Social Exclusion in Adolescence’, the Australian Government Department of Health funded project ‘Supporting the mental health of young people with autism’, and other research on disadvantage and wellbeing among young people.
In working with the Chief Investigators and research teams, the position will contribute to project design and implementation, the analysis of data and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
The Research Fellow will actively report on new and current research related to the research program, through generation of high quality publications and conference presentations. In addition, the position will contribute to the preparation of applications for externally funded research funding.

Key Position Responsibilities

Research Associate:

The Research Associate is accountable for:

  • Assisting in leading the Project by collaborating with the Project Research Team to successfully deliver project milestones, Key Performance Indicators and outcomes.

  • Contribute to the planning and execution of research by offering new ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data, and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.

  • Contributing to statistical analysis of large survey data, and presentation of results.

  • Contributing to the coordinating, planning and executing the project tasks required to collaborate with external stakeholders and partners.

  • Contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.

  • Assisting principal supervisors with supervision of postgraduate students.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Research Fellow:

The Research Fellow is accountable for:

  • Actively contributing to the research project by collaborating with the Research Team to successfully deliver project milestones and Key Performance Indicators.

  • Independently contributing to the planning and execution of research by offering new and innovative ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data, contributing to the writing and editing of grant applications and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.

  • Playing a lead role in coordinating, planning and executing the project tasks required to collaborate with industry partners.

  • Independently contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, publishing in recognised high-quality journals and assisting the preparation and submission of bids for external research funding.

  • Supervision of honours and post graduate research projects.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

For Appointment to Research Associate (Res A):

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated emerging research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative research methodology.

  • Demonstrated experience of analysis of large scale complex survey data.

  • An understanding of contemporary issues in young people’s wellbeing.

  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.

For Appointment to Research Fellow (Res B):

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated high-quality research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative research methodology.

  • Demonstrated experience of analysis of large-scale complex survey data.

  • An in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in young people’s wellbeing.

  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.

  • Demonstrated effective cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to liaise with and/or teach international students.

For application enquiries please contact: Prof Gerry Redmond

Please note: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

03 Nov 2021
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