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Research Fellow (Vulnerable Groups)

Location : Sydney (Kensington)

Organisation : University of New South Wales

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : A$103-121K per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)

Application Closing Date : 2 Sep, 2018

About the Role

Research Fellow (Vulnerable Groups)

Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Business School

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a national research and education centre dedicated to catalysing social change for a better world. We aim to catalyse change by drawing on our foundations of Research, and Education and translating knowledge, creating leaders, developing usable resources, and reaching across traditional divides to facilitate collaborations.


About the role

  • A$103-121K per annum (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)
  • 3-year contract
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • CSI UNSW Sydney (Kensington) office

We are seeking an experienced qualitative researcher with publications in leading Business or Social Science journals in an area of relevance to CSI in particular expertise with vulnerable/marginal groups (for example, people experiencing mental illness, disability, homelessness, family violence) and who is passionate about contributing to catalysing positive social change.

The Research Fellow will take a lead role in managing and undertaking research projects in areas such as Outcomes Measurement and evaluation focussed on vulnerable groups. They will be responsible for building and maintaining industry relationships and attracting research funding and contracted industry projects. These objectives will help to increase the centre’s reputation for research leadership in social impact by establishing a strong, thriving, high quality research environment.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in Social Sciences or related discipline
  • High-level qualitative research skills including conducting interviews / fieldwork and qualitative data analysis; knowledge of various IT software such as Nvivo and Endnote and ability to ensure research tools and findings are accessible for vulnerable/marginal groups, and a demonstrated knowledge of the ethical issues of conducting research with these cohorts.
  • Ability to obtain research funding and participate in collaborative research and educational projects.
  • Expertise in project management including management of budgets and financial information, data collection and analysis, measure and report outcomes and ability to work to agreed timelines.
  • Have initiative, flexibility, and an independent approach to working in an energetic team and contributing to industry funded and academic research projects.
  • Experience in managing external stakeholder relationships, including not-for-profit organisations.
  • Be excited about, and committed to, the future direction of CSI, our culture and our values.

An applicant for this role must be an Australian citizen or have Australian work rights for the duration of the fixed term role and will be required to undergo a pre-employment qualification check prior to appointment to this role.

Applicants should systemically address the selection criteria found within the position description in their on-line application. If an application does not systematically address the selection criteria it may not be considered.

Download File PD – Research Fellow Vulnerable -CSI.pdf

Contact: Ben Richards, Talent Acquisition Lead. E: ben.richards@unsw.edu.au

Applications close:  midnight Sunday 23:59 on 2 September 2018


Find out more about working at UNSW at jobs.unsw.edu.au

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : University of New South Wales

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a national research and education centre dedicated to catalysing social change for a better world. We aim to catalyse change by drawing on our foundations of Research, and Education and translating knowledge, creating leaders, developing usable resources, and reaching across traditional divides to facilitate collaborations.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : PD - Research Fellow Vulnerable -CSI

For details concerning this role, please contact

Ben Richards

Email : ben.richards@unsw.edu.au

To apply for this role, please visit:


http://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/494373/research-fellow-vulnerable-groups


Please quote in application: Research Fellow (Vulnerable Groups) via Pro Bono Australia.


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