Research Assistant Positions – Experiences and Wellbeing of African Students

Applications are open to students currently studying at, or recently graduated (within one year) from, the University of Melbourne.  African background students are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute is recruiting two Research Assistants to join our team which is exploring the experiences of African background students at the University of Melbourne.

The project will investigate both domestic and international students’ sense of belonging, with the aim of improving their university experiences.

The project involves researchers from the School of Social and Political Sciences, the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne.

The Research Assistants will be involved in data collection, data analysis and opportunities for contributing in the writing up the findings of the research.

The research will be conducted in accordance with the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic health, safety, and wellbeing advice.

Applications are open to students currently studying at, or recently graduated (within one year) from, the University of Melbourne. African background students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills. The team are recruiting for:

  • A research assistant with quantitative data analysis skills. Successful applicants will be offered a total of 100 hours of work at Research Assistant Grade 1 rate ($39.49 per hour).
    Duties involve analysing an existing dataset to better understand the relationship between student wellbeing and different risk and protective factors
  • A research assistant with qualitative research experience, including conducting semi-structured interviews. Successful applicants will be offered a total of 150 hours of work at Research Assistant Grade 1 rate ($39.49 per hour).
    Duties include screening potential research participants, organising interviews, undertaking interviews, transcribing interviews and contributing to analysis.

The start date is flexible, but no later than 18 January 2021.

Research Assistants will need to be able to meet on campus; the qualitative researcher will be required to undertake face-to-face interviews with research participants.

Data collection for the qualitative research interviews will need to be completed by the end of March, as will the quantitative analysis of an existing dataset.

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN AUSTRALIA WILL BE CONSIDERED.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday 14 December 2020.

To apply for either role, please email your resume to social-equity@unimelb.edu.au.

For more information, contact:
Charlene Edwards
Executive Officer, Melbourne Social Equity Institute
charlene.edwards@unimelb.edu.au