Job: Full-time RA (Media & Communications) at Swinburne University

Research Assistant, Media & Communications

  • RSCHA Level 3, $60,816 plus super
  • Full time contract, 3 years, Hawthorn campus
  • Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 5 September 2017

The primary focus of this Research Assistant, Media & Communications role is to support the research activities of senior staff as directed, conduct research that aligns with a nominated research team, and work on research grants and projects.

The primary areas of research will focus on users’ everyday experiences of online and mobile media, with an emphasis on practices of self-representation; and perceptions of safety, risk, pleasure, identity, feeling and embodiment. Projects will also focus on formal and informal practices of learning and pedagogy relating to online and mobile media practice.

The appointee will be expected to function as a member of both discipline-based and interdisciplinary teams in order to help the faculty to achieve its objectives. The appointee will be expected to carry out appropriate activities that will maintain and develop their scholarly, research and/or professional expertise.

The appointee will work with Professor Kath Albury on a range of projects, including research events and publications. A key focus will be research assistance for a two-year ARC LInkage partnership investigating user’s perceptions of safety, wellbeing and risk in dating apps and associated platforms. The Linkage project draws on qualitative and quantitive methods (including participatory research workshops) to produce both scholarly research papers and accessible research reports for health professionals and educators. The project findings will provide an evidence-base for future health promotion activities and programs.

For the full position description, and to apply, go to the Seek website here