Casual Research Assistant Multiple Positions

at University of Melbourne

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces.

About the role

The Minds@Play Study is funded via an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant and is based within the Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE) within the MGSE and involves collaboration with Deakin University and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

The casual research assistants will conduct cognitive assessments with Grade Prep students in participating schools and will be responsible for assessing the attention and cognitive ability participating students. All participating schools are in the outer western and northern metropolitan region of Melbourne. The assessment period commences in February to June 2020. There is the opportunity to work up to 5 days per week during this period, with final hours based on availability of the casual RA and assessment scheduling requirements of participating schools. Office-based work will be located in Carlton, at the CPE.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will have

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work independently
  • Experience working within a research environment
  • Meticulousness is data collection and management
  • Experience in conducting objective child assessments in school settings, such as the Corsi and WJ-III would be highly desirable
  • A full drivers licence and access to a motor vehicle


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme;
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions;
  • Working for one of Australia's top Universities;
  • Growing your expertise and innovative thinking in an environment that leaves an impact; and
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your complete application will include a Cover Letter, address of the Selection Criteria and your CV and sent directly to by 15th November 2019 .

Please DO NOT apply for these opportunities via the University Careers site.

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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