Research Fellow in Social Sciences

Monash University


Research Fellow x 2

Job No.: 602580

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointments

Remuneration: $99,147 - $117,738 pa Level B (plus 9.5% employer superannuation) 

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

Monash University’s faculty of IT is Australia’s leading research facility, and is strongly committed to the idea that technology can, and should, be the driver of good social outcomes.  This philosophy is not just confined to Australia: Monash researchers aim to achieve good global outcomes, and to assist those who need it the most, in some of the most under-developed regions in the world.

To that end, we are seeking the services of two talented Research Fellows, who are committed to making a difference, for a project based on Bangladesh that has two key foci:

  1. Working with domestic workers in Bangladesh, designing information systems specifically tailored to their needs; and
  2. The provision of agricultural information for farmers; helping make sure that this advice is authentic and up to date, and can be relied upon.

Several challenges exist, such as: working in a difficult environment; working with user groups who may not be literate; and achieving technology-focused outcomes in an under-developed region.  However, these challenges mean that the outcomes are even more meaningful!

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Bangla language
  • Track record of planning and conduct of action research
  • Experience of ethnographic research
  • Experience of working in cross-cultural environments
  • Good knowledge of participatory design and evaluation
  • Strong qualitative data analysis skills

Whilst initially a two-year term, there is significant scope for this to extend in the right condition.

These are full-time positions; however, flexible working conditions may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University may require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Associate Professor Gillian Oliver, 03 9903 2621,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Thursday 13 February 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT


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