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Research Associate – Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Program

Website UNSW

This Job is based in Australia

  • Employment Type: Part Time, Fixed Term for 2 years (14-hour week)
  • Remuneration Level A position $85,305 – $106,337 + 17% Super and annual leave loading Pro Rata)
  • Location: Kensington, NSW
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities.

Why The Role Matters

The ARC Linkage Program is a funding scheme that enables external partner organisations to undertake collaborative research projects with UNSW Canberra.

The Program supports research projects with industry, government, and community organisations. It is designed to advance Australian research and innovation globally to benefit the broader Australian community. The scheme works alongside researchers to apply advanced knowledge to answer questions and solve problems.

Grant funding is predominantly provided by the ARC, with partner organisations, providing a mix of cash and in-kind support. Most public, private, community, government, and not-for-profit organisations are eligible as partner organisations, provided they are not primarily funded for research or research-related activities by government.


(please review the Position Description for a full list of Accountabilities)

  • Contribute independently or as a team member in collaborative research with a focus to enhance the quality of research outcomes in the discipline area.
  • Conduct research (as per the norms of the discipline) and/or enable research teams to create scholarly output that is recognised by peers.
  • Undertake specific research project/s under the guidance of a research leader and contribute to development of research activities.
  • Support the dissemination of research outcomes through appropriate channels and outlets.
  • Undertake discipline-appropriate research activities, e.g. surveys, literature reviews, data gathering and/or recording of results using appropriate research methods.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  • Assist with the coordination of steering group meetings, community reference group meeting, and project workshops
  • Assist with data analysis and lead the authoring of the final report
  • Manage relationships with the partner organisations and all other relevant stakeholders.

Skills And Experience

To be considered you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

(please review the Position Description for a full list of Skills and Experience)

  • Relevant tertiary education, nearing completion of a PhD with a focus on migration/migrant women, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments, including bringing a strengths-based approach to the research topic.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
  • Lived experience of western or southwest Sydney is desirable.
  • Knowledge of quantitative data analysis and fluency in a community language is desirable.

Benefits And Culture

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.

Our Benefits Include

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)
  • Career development opportunities
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments (pro rata)
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period
  • Discounts and entitlements

How To Apply

Submit both a Cover Letter and CV online via the UNSW Job Board before Tuesday 25th June 2024, by 11:30pm. Please ensure your Cover Letter addresses how your skills and experience align to this position (1-2 pages maximum). A copy of the full PD: Position Description – Research Associate .pdf

Get In Touch

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Sukhmani Khorana at [email protected].

If you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact Allyssar Hamoud at [email protected]

Please note, any applications sent to the contacts above will not be accepted.

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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