Research Fellow Level A / Level B

at University of Melbourne

Work type: Fixed-term to 31 December 2019

Salary: $72,083 to $97,812 per annum (pro rata for part-time) plus 9.5% superannuation (Level A)

        $102,967 to $122,268 per annum (pro rata for part time) plus 9.5% superannuation (Level B)

Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience. Full-time or part-time (0.6 - 1.0 FTE) negotiable

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  • Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

  • Use your expertise and innovative thinking to have an impact.

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The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is at the forefront of innovation in education, working with partners in schools, early childhood settings, communities, government and beyond, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia's education system.

Applications are invited for a Project Manager / Evaluator (Research Fellow) position with the Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) at the MGSE.

The position will contribute to several large scale evaluation and research projects. As the successful applicant, your role will be diverse and dynamic, and require you to assist in the entire project lifecycle including project planning, client liaison, mentoring junior staff, coordination of data collection and analysis and producing research reports and publications.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A tertiary qualification at the Honours/Masters level in a related discipline plus an appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation in the areas of evaluation, education, psychology, public health or social sciences;
  • Experience in the conduct of research or evaluation projects;
  • Outstanding organisational skills including demonstrated experience in project administration, budgeting and budget tracking and tracking project progress;
  • Highly motivated and reliable with strong time management skills;
  • Experience working within a research or evaluation environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and achieve team objectives and results within set timeframes;
  • Demonstrated meticulousness in data collection and data management;
  • Competence in the use of computer and software products (MS Office), particularly word processing and databases (e.g. Microsoft Excel). High level of professionalism, integrity, and sensitivity to confidentiality and privacy;
  • Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative research skills, including data analysis and interpretation;
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with some data analysis software such as SPSS, Stata and/or NVivo.

This role involves at least 10 working days of domestic travel, and additional local client / site visits.

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon maintenance of a valid Working with Children check.


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  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

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