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Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 528125
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Research

  • Based at our Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and Fixed Term Until September 2024
  • RES_148 ($65,363 - $71,348) + 17% Superannuation 

A newly funded project, in partnership with Science Gallery Melbourne, will work to develop the STEM hub that will provide teachers, carers, and students with compelling STEM engagement opportunities. The STEM Hub project team will work collaboratively across three themes: STEM Experience, STEM Awareness and STEM Practices and Resources.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work with the academic project team across three universities. The Research Assistant will coordinate and monitor the design, implementation and impact of the STEM Hub across the two years of this newly funded project.

Project evaluation findings will be utilized to revise, improve and expand the STEM Hub resources and to build a much greater understanding of where STEM interventions should happen and what kind of resources and interventions have the most impact.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Research Assistance and Innovation

  • Work with the Invergowrie STEM Hub academic team to achieve the project outcomes.
  • Liaise with academic and technical staff from the STEM hub.
  • Assist the STEM Hub Project leaders (Academic & Content) to coordinate the research activities across the three universities (University of Melbourne, Deakin and Swinburne).
  • Manage communication processes within the Team.
  • Assist the project team with working with STEM teaching and learning content, developing, and organising resources, and generate and analyse data related to website development and implementation.
  • Contribute to building an active national and international research database, prepare findings for oral and written communication including publications.
  • Effectively and ethically produce data and maintain ethical data protocols and management systems including a project website.
  • Conduct high-level analyses of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Undertake reviews of research literature in student engagement, learning and career pathways in STEM.
  • Provide updates of project milestones to the STEM Hub Project Leads

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A Degree with substantial experience with research methods used in the Education discipline.
  • Demonstrated capacity to support and undertake research activities in a multi- disciplinary team, including managing timelines, working within timelines, and overseeing quality control processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated skills in the coordination of data collection, data entry and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to maintain a high standard of data record keeping and to meet competing deadlines.
  • High-level interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work with both academic and technical staff.
  • High-level oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in working with students and teachers in primary or secondary school settings.
  • Demonstrated skills contributing to the preparation of research manuscripts.

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

Download File PD Research Assistant - SoE.pdf

Applications for this position close on 22 August 2022.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.

Please submit your resume and a short cover letter.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Lihua Xu, Senior Lecturer, Educations at lihua.xu@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 abilities, 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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