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Research Assistant

Job No.:563263

Work type:Fixed Term

  • Part time 0.4FTE
  • Fixed Term position (24/12/2023)
  • Location Independent – Located at Melbourne Bundoora or any other Victorian Regional Campuses
  • Level A - TRP $81,880 - $109,687 pro rata inclusive of 17% superannuation

About the position

The Department of Education and Training Victoria has funded four existing Teaching Academies of Professional Practice (TAPPs) partners to undertake school-based research into preparation and placement approaches for teaching in rural and regional schools. The partnership of Latrobe University and The University of Melbourne has received funding for the research in 2022 and 2023 as part of the engagement with school partners and mentors.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Conduct and publish, or otherwise disseminate high quality and/or high impact research/scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as part of a team.
  • A comprehensive collection of data from pre-service teachers, mentors, centre and school leaders, parent groups and community groups.
  • Attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the unit to which the research is connected including the Department of Education, La Trobe University and The University of Melbourne (key partners).
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline, and evidence of participation in higher level study relevant to discipline or professional area.
  • Evidence of experience in research and evaluation and the ability to work effectively under limited supervision or independently.
  • A record of contribution to publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of research potential.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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How to apply

Closing date:  11pm Sunday 29th May 2022

Position Enquiries:  Steve Murphy, steve.murphy@latrobe.edu.au

Recruitment Enquiries:  recruitment@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Level-A-Research-Assistant.pdf

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements


The University’s Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures, requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognised medical contraindication.  This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.  As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

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

  • Cover letter;
  • A separate document addressing “Skills and Experience” bullet points in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description; and
  • An up to date resume.

Please scroll down to apply.

Why La Trobe: 

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact. 
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics 
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future


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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