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Research Officer

Job No.:567212

Work type:Fixed Term

  • Full time or Part time fraction will be considered
  • Fixed Term  - 1 year
  • Bundoora Campus
  • Work with inspiring people who are driven to make a difference!

About the position

The position is located in the Living with Disability Research Centre, which is a collaborative and multidisciplinary research centre within the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport at La Trobe University.  Our Centre brings together leading researchers who are building an evidence base to support the social inclusion of people with disability.

The themes of our research are:

  • Improving Disability Services Design
  • Building the Evidence Base for Participation and Social Inclusion
  • Improving Mainstream Services Design

We are seeking a new team member with a strong academic background in a relevant discipline to join our team and work across a number of existing projects about social inclusion and the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Acquire and interpret research data and results. Run analyses and tests using specified and agreed techniques and models. Contribute to the development of techniques, models and methods.
  • 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.
  • Attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the unit to which the research is connected.


Skills and Experience

  • 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.
  • Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources and of uneven quality.


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

Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below: 



  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm, Sunday 2nd June 2024

Position Enquiries: Christine Bigby, Director, Living with Disability Research Centre  

via email C.Bigby@latrobe.edu.au

Recruitment Enquiries:  Lisa White, Talent Acquisition Consultant,

via email Lisa.White@latrobe.edu.au


Position Description below:

Download File PD - Research Officer.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

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

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume and
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position’, which is located in the position description.

Please scroll down to apply.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.


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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