Research Fellow in Humanitarian Settlement
Job no: 0056768
Role type: Part-time 0.4FTE ; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Health Equity
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) plus
The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the
Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the
Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja
Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was
the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and
that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role
in the life of these lands.
About The Centre for Health Equity
The Centre for Health Equity consolidates the Melbourne School of Population
and Global Health's social, behavioural and public health expertise into a
single, world-class Centre. Our core focus is on creating and exchanging
knowledge that fosters health equity and wellbeing. Our approach is to work at
a population level to produce evidence-based research and programs that
improve lives. By connecting with health professionals, policy-makers,
consumer groups and the broader community, we aim to improve fair access to
good health and wellbeing.
About the Role This position is part of a research team working on an Australian Research
Council (ARC) Linkage Project, titled “Settling well: a longitudinal study
of refugees in regional Australia ”. Regional humanitarian settlement is a
key priority across all levels of government in Australia. This study aims to
provide a longitudinal assessment of the impacts of regional settlement for
humanitarian migrants and destination communities.
This Research Fellow position involves the design of quantitative data
collection tools to be distributed to humanitarian entrants living in regional
Australia and host community members.
Significantly contributing to the research effort of the team and develop
research expertise with an increasing degree of autonomy.
Undertaking and supporting original research, including quantitative
research design, data collection, and data analysis
Working collaboratively with members of the research team and partner
organisations to conduct nationally and internationally significant
Contributing to and publishing high impact academic papers and other
scholarly outputs on topics relevant to the ARC Linkage project.
You are an experienced researcher, looking to develop your career in
academic research. a sound publication record in relevant areas, commensurate
with experience and opportunities. You will have the ability to work co-
operatively and positively in a multi-disciplinary research-based team
environment and liaise with people from diverse backgrounds. You will be able
to draw on your excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, to meet
deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion.
You will also have:
Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in social sciences, social
epidemiology, or a related discipline, with a focus on quantitative
Demonstrated experience in conducting research with a focus on
quantitative survey design and analysis
Experience with systematic reviews and knowledge of key sources of bias in
Experience of analysing population-based datasets (preferably
longitudinal) and selecting appropriate statistical tools
To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for
everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid
Working with Children Check.
About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading
universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to
research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be
part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness
and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards
and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff
and their immediate families
To find out more, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each
person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First
Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages,
with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are
encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the
community in which we live.
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application
including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the
selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.
^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the
selection criteria and competencies, please go to
We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit
the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with
the recruitment process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertised: 05 Aug 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 01 Sep 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time