Research Assistant (Research Technology)

May 12, 2019
May 19, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences School of Languages and Cultures

Job reference number - 507566

The School of Languages and Cultures is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with over 45 academic staff. The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish, as well as Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, to students in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies, the university-wide concurrent Diploma in Languages, the Diploma of Arts, and dual degree programs.

At postgraduate level, the School offers two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese) and a large Masters program in Applied Linguistics. Staff research and supervise PhD students in a diverse range of fields relating to languages and cultures.

The role

The appointee will work closely with the Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Research Technology) to develop appropriate project plans and collaborate on the timely execution and documentation of these projects. They will describe and document linguistics methods; predominantly qualitative and field work methods, create materials (tutorials, exercises), and assist in the development of a web-based platform for training staff and students in these methods. They will work in collaboration with academic staff to test and utilise relevant technology for further research.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in an appropriate area relating to the use of technology in linguistic or cultural research with demonstrated ability to carry out research related work. You should have knowledge and experience in Qualitative Research, transcription and transcription software, fieldwork, web design and development and at least one of the following: conversation, discourse or text analysis. Superior inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to work in a culturally diverse environment are required.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion website ( ) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

This role is a fixed term full-time position.

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This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $77,400 - $83,267 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $90,558 - $97,422 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Martin Schweinberger on +61 7 336 56374 or .

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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