Research Fellow, Reducing Gender-based Violence

La Trobe University
July 21, 2024
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Research Fellow, Reducing Gender-based Violence

Job No.: 567414

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full time
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Bendigo regional campuses
  • Multiple positions available
  • About these positions

    Three positions are based in the Reducing Gender-based Violence Research Group (ReGEN) at the Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research (VVMC) within the La Trobe Rural Health School (LRHS). ReGEN leads the university in research into the prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV). ReGEN is committed to conducting exceptional research into GBV across Australia and internationally.

    One of these positions is based in Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) and is part of a larger partnership with the Reducing Gender-based Violence Research Group (ReGEN). ARCSHS hold particular expertise working with LGBTIQ+ communities, including with victim-survivors, service providers and users of violence.

    ReGEN is conducting national research into the prevention of sexual violence funded by the Australian Federal Department of Social Services (DSS).

    The Research Fellow will conduct research, evaluation, and dissemination activities. The Research Fellow will engage with community-based organisations delivering sexual violence primary and secondary prevention programs. They will be expected to collaborate with organisations to evaluate 2-3 sexual violence prevention interventions. They will be expected to publish findings and contribute to the research culture. The Research Fellow will be supported by a team of GBV experts and project management staff to ensure rigorous research and evaluation methods.

    The Research Fellow should ideally have an academic background in researching GBV or a related field as well as knowledge of intersectionality and feminist research. The Research Fellow also requires knowledge of GBV prevention frameworks and theories (e.g., Our Watch ‘Change the Story') and holds skills in process and outcome evaluation research, including mixed methods, quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

    The Research Fellow can be based at the La Trobe University Bundoora or Bendigo campus (hybrid). Some travel will be required.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for these positions, you will have

  • Completion of a PhD connected with the topic of this project. e.g. GBV, structural inequality, health equity.
  • A record of peer-reviewed academic publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions that provide evidence of strong research potential.
  • Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing.
  • High-level organisational skills: the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and initiate and follow-up actions, all with minimal or no supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • 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, Sunday 21st July 2024

    Position Enquiries: Dr Jessica Ison, Senior Lecturer (ReGen) Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research

    Via Email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Lisa White Talent, Acquisition Consultant

    Via email: [email protected]

    Position Descriptions below:

    PD- Research Fellow ReGEN GBV - LRHS.pdf (VVMC)

    PD- Research Fellow ReGEN GBV - ARCSHS.pdf (ARCSHS)

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

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

  • Cover letter, including a preference to based within (VVMC) or (ARCSHS)
  • An up to date resume;
  • A separate document addressing each point under the Selection criteria“ respond with 250 words maximum per selection criteria point, which is located in the position description.
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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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