Research Assistant (Lived Experience with Autism)

University of Queensland
December 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:$84,871
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Business School
  • Identified position for applicants with a lived experience of Autism
  • Plan for your future with a generous 17% superannuation allowance
  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers
  • Based at our picturesque St Lucia Campus
  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The Senior Research Assistant provides specialist research subject matter expertise in support of high quality research outcomes at all stages of the research life-cycle.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertakes advanced elements of research, in accordance with scientific/research discipline or methodology

  • Applies personal knowledge of Autism to research activities including background research, ethics application preparation, interviewing, and interview content analysis

  • Assists with the development of research/analytical protocols

  • Ensures compliance with approved ethics protocols

  • Leads interviews with Autistic interviewees (as appropriate)

  • Contributes to research outputs, joint preparation and authorship of reports/manuscripts

  • Contributes to the organisation and facilitation of a Roundtable and Forum & Networking event in Brisbane.

  • Other duties, as reasonable directed by the supervisor

  • This is a part-time (25% FTE), fixed-term position until 31 December 2024.

    At HEW level 6, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $84,871.95 - $91,158.90 plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $99,300.18 - $106,655.91 annually.

    About You

    We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Research Assistant who identifies as Autistic to apply their subject matter expertise and interest in Autism in the workplace to the project ' Understanding the lived experiences of Autistic jobseekers and Autistic employees accessing Disability Employment Services in Southeast Queensland: Breaking down barriers and leveraging enablers'.

  • Completion of a relevant degree in organisation studies or similar with subsequent experience in coordinating activities or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated research-relevant knowledge and skills with interest in qualitative research.

  • Well-developed problem-solving skills, with an ability to forward plan, prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work with a high level of adaptability, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong written communication skills with proven ability to produce clear, succinct documentation.

  • Willingness to liaise with a variety of individuals including research participants, DES employees, and members of a variety of organizations.

  • Genuine Occupational Requirement Measure (Section 25)

    To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the position has lived experience with Autism. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that the position is only open to those who identify as autistic

    In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Miriam Moeller via email at [email protected]

    If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview), please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability.

    Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments for the neurodiversity recruitment process and work environment can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Thursday 20th July at 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number)– R-27365

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