First listed on: 06 September 2021

  • Based at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, with flexibility to work remotely, if required
  • Up to full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term for 12 months, with flexibility in number of days for suitable candidates
  • Level A $71,348 + 17% Superannuation 

Deakin’s School of Psychology is one of the largest and most progressive psychology departments in Australia. We are one of five Schools within the Faculty of Health, with the faculty being recognised in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service.  

Working under the guidance of the Associate Professor and Level B and above Research Fellows, the Associate Research Fellow will contribute to the Just-In-Time Intervention Apps To Reduce Gambling Harm project (funded by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling) and the Preventing A New Epidemic During A Pandemic: The Influence Of COVID-19 Related Stressors On Gambling Behaviour In The Moment And In The Real World project (funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation).

Strong quantitative analysis and project management skills coupled with expert stakeholder engagement capabilities will ensure your success within this front-facing position.

The appointment is up to a full-time (1.0 FTE), with flexibility in number of days for the successful applicant.  

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and assisting with research, scholarship or creative activity.
  • Supporting and assisting with research projects and collaborations.
  • Developing relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced research outcomes.
  • Supporting and assisting with the successful application of scholarly and research expertise to innovation and invention, with appropriate involvement in the commercialisation of outcomes.
  • Exhibiting and/or publishing high quality research in journals of high repute.
  • Supporting and assisting with honours supervision.
  • Developing an early career research plan.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Postgraduate degree/PhD in psychology or related field.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to liaise with consumers, funding bodies, and other external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative data analysis using STATA or other data analysis platforms.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the demonstrated ability to maintain a high standard of data record keeping and a demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact well with participants, students, and academic, technical and professional staff.
  • Ability to develop collaborative work teams and to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative interviews and/or data analysis. *Desirable
  • Demonstrated skills in the publication of research journal articles, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions. *Desirable
  • Knowledge of substance use and/or behavioural addictions. *Desirable

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Deakin Careers. 

Applications for this position close on Monday 20th September 2021.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Nicki Dowling, at,

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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