Research Officer
Monash University

Research Officer

Job No.: 629380

Location: Peninsula campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $83,901- $90,561 pa HEW Level 06 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Education is now in an exciting time where the first National Programmatic Study of early childhood science, engineering and technologies has been established in the Peninsula campus. The project expects to generate new knowledge about concept formation of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers in play-based settings and homes. The leader is Professor Marilyn Fleer, who was awarded the 2018 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship. This named Australian Laureate Fellowship is awarded to a highly ranked female candidate from the humanities, arts and social science disciplines. For more information, visit the Fleer's Conceptual Playworld website.

We are looking for an experienced Research Officer to work alongside a team of three Senior Research Fellows and six PhD students to provide research on conceptual play by examining imagination in play, science, engineering and technology. This elite team of scholars are funded through the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme.

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrable high levels of attention to detail, data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to develop and implement effective technical and research processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Confidence to deal with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and negotiate positive outcomes to complex issues including liaising with various education departments and industries ethically
  • Experience with advanced technologies relating to qualitative visual data analysis
  • Experience undertaking research and coordinating research projects with young children 

The ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship includes an ambassadorial role that promotes women in research. The successful candidate will be in a supportive environment that is specifically designed to mentor women.

There is opportunity for this role to be extended further depending on the progress of the Project.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory National Police Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

In the context of COVID-19, the University is required to comply with various health directions issued from time to time by the Chief Health Officer. Further information concerning vaccination requirements and the obligations on Monash University to collect, record and hold vaccination information about employees is available at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria, please select COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions.


Professor Marilyn Fleer, Education Peninsula Campus, +61 3 9904 4235

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 2 February 2022, 11:55 pm AEDT

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