Research Assistant

La Trobe University


August 16, 2022


Research Assistant

Job No.: 563759

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full time, fixed term for 12 months
  • Bundoora campus
  • HEO4 - TRP $77,052 - $81,520 per annum inclusive of 17% superannuation
  • About the position

    The project team includes Australian and international senior researchers, a postdoc and postgraduate students. The RA will manage and search for data to contribute to a large database and website (, assist with field trips and field trip organisation and measure ant physiological and ecological traits in the lab and the field.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours or Masters, specialising in Ecology or a related field
  • Experience in field ecology and/or keeping laboratory insect colonies
  • Experience in dealing with large datasets
  • Experience with insect identification
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience in statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Physically capable of long hours of field work in difficult conditions
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

    About La Trobe

    La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

    Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Onsite childcare facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm Tuesday 16th August 2022.

    Position Enquiries: Heloise Gibb,

    Recruitment Enquiries:

    Position Description below:

    PD - Research Assistant (HEO4).docx

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia or current visa holders may apply for this position.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

    The University's Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures , requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognised medical contraindication. This position will require the incumbent to work onsite. As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

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

  • Cover letter; and
  • An up to date resume;
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future
  • 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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    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and...