Research Fellow

Curtin University of Technology
February 12, 2023
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Your new role We are looking for a passionate postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our team. You will be enthusiastic about crafting new, and participating in, ongoing basic and applied research that will help organisations improve the experiences of their workers.

To be successful in this role, you will require a PhD in a relevant field (Organisational Psychology or a closely related discipline), advanced research skills, and a commitment to conducting high quality research in partnership with research end users (e.g., industry, government).

The exciting research you'll carry out is based within the “Employee Experience” theme at Curtin University's Future of Work Institute (FOWI) – a major initiative on the university to engage with the rapidly changing world of work. The Employee Experience theme comprises research, led by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Marylene Gagne and Associate Professor Patrick Dunlop, that examines the future of recruitment and selection (including the candidate experience, selection assessments, and improving organisational diversity), organisational socialisation, employee management (including remote and algorithmic management) team effectiveness (including virtuality), work motivation and engagement, remuneration and financial incentives, and turnover and retention.

In this role you will work with a team of researchers to:

  • Develop and conduct basic and applied research on topics relevant to the “Employee Experience” theme.
  • Lead and contribute to data collection efforts within the research program.
  • Analyse research data using appropriate analytic techniques.
  • Lead and contribute to reports to industry or other research partners.
  • Support knowledge exchange and ‘impact' activities, such as presenting findings to research partners and/ or developing practitioner-oriented guidance.
  • Contribute to international quality academic papers and help to translate research into practical papers.
  • Please note you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship and relocation support situations be considered.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Marylène Gagné at [email protected] .

    Why choose the Future of Work Institute? You will have the opportunity to work closely with world-renowned researchers, with access to mentoring, networking, and collaborations.

    We provide career development opportunities that arise from working on multi- industry projects and the opportunity to grow your professional network.

    We have very strong links with industry and government in Western Australia and beyond that will allow you to work on meaningful and impactful projects. Although we value academic research outputs, we value research that has impact beyond publication.

    We provide a collaborative and supportive environment where your skills can grow through formal and informal learning opportunities.

    We have a long history of attracting world class academic visitors (e.g., Professors), and early career researchers (e.g., PhD students, post-doctoral academics) from all over the world, creating further opportunities to build your networks

    You will have direct access to cutting-edge research equipment, space (the Future Capability Lab), and software.

    You will have the opportunity to develop your academic portfolio through teaching opportunities at the Curtin Business School.

    About us Under the directorship of Professor Mark Griffin and the academic leadership of Professors Sharon K Parker and Marylene Gagne, and Associate Professors Patrick Dunlop and Karina Jorritsma, the Institute conducts research and implements new approaches and policies with government and industry partners to create a purposeful and productive future that works for everyone.

    The institute is in an easily accessible part of Perth City with great nearby public transport connections.

    For more information about our centre, please visit https: // www. futureofworkinstitute.com.au/, and for more information about the university, please visit www. curtin.edu.au.

    Join us! Please provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (noted below) and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant PhD qualification in organisational psychology or closely related discipline and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to read and interpret scholarly papers in the field of organisational psychology/ behaviour.
  • Experience in a range of research methods such as designing, conducting, and interpreting interviews, surveys, and experiments.
  • Ability to translate research findings for lay audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience conducting multivariate statistical analyses including structural modelling and multilevel analysis, or in-depth experience conducting qualitative analysis.
  • Experience conducting applied organisational and field-based research.
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders including industry partners and to work in a research team.
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Willingness and ability to supervise honours and masters' students (e.g., in organisational psychology and/or organizational behaviour/management).
  • To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

    https: // cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/sender/?s=download&token=aa99828d-b609-4206-9df4-7c8c40bb2577

    Please note you do not need to respond to the Essential Criteria included in the Academic Role Statement. Please only respond to the criteria listed above.

    Applications close: 9pm AWST, 12 February 2023

    Please note that shortlisting will occur on 16 February 2022 with interviews likely to follow on 24 and 27 February.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our Careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1)

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