Senior Research Assistant

Swinburne University of Technology

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RSCHA Level 3 – $64,521 plus super
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About the job
We have an excellent opportunity to join as a Senior Research Assistant within the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory, which sits within the Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute. As our new Senior Research Assistant, you will complement the existing researchers and research agendas within the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory and Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute. This is a part-time, 0.8 EFT contract that will end in December of 2019.

This role will support a randomized-control trial of an online intervention aimed at improving the mental health of university students. The project involves mixed-method data collection and structured clinical interviews, so clinical and mixed-method experience would be particularly valuable. The appointee may also be involved in the broader research agenda of the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory, with a focus on the relationships between loneliness, mental health, and physical health.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Honours Degree in Psychology
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking research projects in psychology
  • Demonstrated quantitative and/or qualitative research experience with strong data analysis skills and experience using relevant analysis software.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

Some of our excellent benefits include:

• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• Onsite health services
• Private health insurance discounts
• Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn.

Further information and how to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

For further information about the position, please contact full name Dr Robert Eres via email:

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Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 22nd March 2019

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