Casual Research Assistant - EOI

La Trobe University
April 16, 2024
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Casual Research Assistant - EOI

Job No.: 567209

Work type: Casual

  • Located at Bundoora Campus
  • About the position

    The position is located in the Living with Disability Research Centre, which is a collaborative and multidisciplinary research centre within the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport at La Trobe University. Our Centre brings together leading researchers who are building an evidence base to support the social inclusion of people with disability.

    We aim to:

  • Provide a national focal point for cross-disciplinary research into social inclusion and participation of people with disability.
  • Work closely with service providers to identify and integrate research evidence into their everyday practice through practical approaches.
  • Train and educate the current and next generation of leaders to identify best evidence and translate it into practice.
  • Work with thought leaders and government to identify and address policy issues in a non-partisan manner.
  • The themes of our research are: • Improving Disability Services Design • Building the Evidence Base for Participation and Social Inclusion • Improving Mainstream Services Design


  • Acquire and interpret research data and results. Run analyses and tests using specified and agreed techniques and models.
  • Contribute to the development of techniques, models and methods.
  • Conduct and publish, or otherwise disseminate high quality and/or high impact research/scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as part of a team.
  • Contribute to literature reviews and preparation of ethics applications.
  • Undertake limited administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research.
  • Contribute to and uphold a robust and ambitious research culture.
  • Skills, Experience and attributes

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline, and evidence of participation in higher level study relevant to discipline or professional area.
  • Evidence of experience in research and evaluation and the ability to work effectively under limited supervision or independently. Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources and of uneven quality.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

  • How to apply

    Closing date: by 11.59pm, Tuesday 16th April 2024

    Position Enquiries: Christine Bigby: [email protected]

    HR/Recruitment Enquiries: [email protected]

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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