Research Assistant

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position until Oct 2023, Hawthorn based

Unique opportunity to support the development of an evaluation framework for the institution-wide Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program.

About the Job
We are looking for a Research Assistant to join Student Engagement and support the research activities undertaken as part of the development of an evaluation framework for the institution-wide Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP).

Student Engagement manages the HEPPP program on behalf of the University, including the development and implementation of an evaluation framework. Project evaluations are guided by Program Logic Models and are qualitative and quantitative in nature. Knowledge of both research methodologies and experience in developing Program Logic Models is required. The position will give you the opportunity to work closely with HEPPP project managers and other staff within Student Engagement and across the University as well as with external partners as required.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A degree with major study in a relevant discipline. Honours, Masters or Doctoral Degree.
• Demonstrated experience in undertaking research projects in the area of student retention, student well-being or academic or professional development.
• Experience in developing Program Logic Models.
• Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research experience.
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne 

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact A/Prof Nadine Zacharias - Director, Student Engagement via email -

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Manager, Maree Norden, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact
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Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

At Swinburne, we celebrate our diverse culture and the strength this brings to our workforce and are committed to our Indigenous Employment Strategy. Specifically, the area of Academic Innovation and Change would like to grow their Indigenous workforce to further enhance the capability within these disciplines and welcomes applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th July 2021

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