Postdoctoral Research Fellow - New Ways of Working

University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia
$107,132 to $126,796
Apr 29, 2021
Jul 26, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia's top young university, and located centrally in one of the world's most liveable cities. At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We proactively support inclusivity and value diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to play a key role in undertaking evaluation work across multiple projects within the New Ways of Working strategic initiative, focused on engaging with diverse internal stakeholders. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo, with flexible work arrangements available, and will report directly to Fiona Brooks, Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research: Development.

New Ways of Working is one of the eight initiatives of the UTS 2027 Strategy. There are six streams of work under the New Ways of Working initiative that include:
  • Workforce and Academic Excellence Strategy;
  • Work Planning Tool and Workload Allocation Model;
  • Professional Staff - Partners in the Team;
  • Leadership;
  • Growing Our Own, Capabilities and Careers; and
  • The Work Environment.

About the role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for working with a broad range of colleagues internally to conduct individual in-depth interviews and workshops, consider existing project findings, and undertake quantitative and qualitative research to compile findings and product reports with recommendations. Ethics applications will be required to be produced.

Some of the main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Developing supervised and unsupervised project evaluation findings;
  • Identifying sources of data to deliver robust findings;
  • Ensuring compliance with all UTS systems and processes;
  • Working with UTS individuals, both senior and junior and NWW project working groups.

About You
  • Skills in qualitative research with a sound knowledge of quantitative research relating to survey research including knowledge of survey software and qualitative data analysis software;
  • Producing literature reviews, analysis of survey findings, recommendations, and reports;
  • Strong organisational, communication, and collaboration skills to identify, build and strengthen working relationships within an academic environment;
  • Solid working knowledge of evaluation frameworks such as, but not limited to, realistic evaluation, action research, and/or rapid appraisal techniques;
  • PhD in Social Sciences, Business or a related field.