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Research Fellow

Job no: 498675
Work type: part-time, full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Science

Faculty of Science

School of Psychological Science

  • 2-year appointment with possibility of extension
  • One full-time or part-time (60 hours per fortnight) 0.8 FTE position available
  • Salary range: Level B $96,210 - $114,250 p.a. plus 17% superannuation for full time appointment 
  • Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus, and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the School

The School of Psychological Science at UWA has a proud record of graduating world class scientists and practitioners. UWA received the top ranking of 5 ('well above world standard') for its research in Psychology in all three rounds (2010, 2012, 2015) of the Commonwealth Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), with only one other Australian university matching this consistently high rating for Psychology. UWA Psychology provides advanced postgraduate training through many programs, including the Master and the combined Master and PhD program in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. The School has strong links with the UWA Business School and Energy and Minerals Institute, with collaborations including the Accelerated Learning Laboratory, Centre for Safety, and the Centre for Transformative Work Design.

About the opportunity

The successful applicant will be part of a highly skilled research team with various specialisations within Industrial and Organisational (I/O)Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. Moreover, (s)he will be connected to the Organisational Behaviour (OB) group, which spans the School of Psychology and the UWA Business School. The OB group has world-class scholars (e.g., Sharon Parker, Mark Griffin, Marylene Gagne, Gillian Yeo, and Cristina Gibson) and offers an outstanding environment in which to shape and develop a research career.

The appointee will be working on a project, entitled "Enabling Sustainable Volunteering", which is funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Collaborative Research Centre (BNHCRC) and led by Dr Patrick Dunlop, Alex Luksyte, Djurre Holtrop, and Professor Marylène Gagné.

The goal of the project is to conduct research with emergency services organisations in Australia that assists them in improving their volunteer management practices. You will have the opportunity to work with scholars who are experts in their respective fields and with large professional volunteering organisations. This presents an excellent opportunity to improve your academic and client management skills and extend your network.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant PhD qualification in industrial/organisational psychology, organisational behaviour, social psychology, or a related discipline.
  • Experience conducting applied organisational or other field-based research.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including evidence of high quality written work (journal articles, company reports), high-quality teaching or facilitation with researchers and/or practitioners.
  • Skills in multivariate statistical analyses including structural modelling and multilevel analysis.

About you

We are seeking a Research Fellow with a track record of academic excellence and a passion for applied social and organisational research.

Individuals with an understanding of recruitment, person-organisation fit, engagement, and diversity research, with a range of research methods, and with a strong statistical background are strongly encouraged to apply, though these areas of expertise are not essential.

The appointee will, under limited direction, be responsible for helping to design, execute, and disseminate high-quality research on the topic of volunteer attraction, placement, and engagement. Additionally, the appointee will be the prime contact for research partners (emergency services organisations) and thus requires strong interpersonal skills and experience in client/partner relationship management.

Closing date: Thursday 11 May 2017

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying for a detailed description of the position and its requirements: Download File 316407.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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