Research Fellow (RISE)

Monash University

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Job No.: 625244

Location: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $70,789 – $96,074 pa Level A (plus 10% 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.

The Program

Monash Sustainable Development Institute is leading the AU$60 million interdisciplinary action research program: Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE). RISE is a randomised-control trial (RCT) of a new water-sensitive approach to upgrading water and sanitation services in informal settlements across Makassar, Indonesia and Suva, Fiji. Working with communities, governments, local leaders and partner institutions, RISE is co-designing location-specific solutions that integrate green infrastructure, such as constructed wetlands, to strengthen the whole-of-life water and sanitation cycle. RISE success will be measured by the health and well-being of residents – particularly children under five years of age – and the ecological diversity of the surrounding environment.

RISE is a consortium of 27 world-leading academic, government, industry and NGO institutions. The RISE team includes more than 170 researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, including ecology, biology, medicine, engineering, urban design, science, community development, and social science disciplines.

The Opportunity

Through undertaking a range of complex research and development activities you will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of RISE and analysing the acquired data. You will be developing and maintaining field data acquisition tools such as surveys, data processing, cleaning and R scripting, and liaising between the different research and implementation groups and field teams to coordinate data acquisition and transfer, while ensuring a compliant and safe research environment.

Your work will be a key part of our success as you will be interrogating, mining and analysing data across numerous disciplines to lead and coordinate data sharing, reporting and publication activities across the RISE program.

To succeed in this position you will be proficient, or have a demonstrated capacity to become proficient, with the data types and platforms used in RISE, principally SurveyCTO, survey data, R and R studio and GitHub, but also time series data, statistical processing, mixed media (acoustic, imagery, video data), GIS (ARCGIS, etc.), and laboratory data (Laboratory Information Management System).

Yours will be an important contribution to the impact-driven RISE initiative, and you will help to develop the program as it evolves from research to implementation and scale-up over the coming years.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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

The successful applicant will also need to possess a current valid Police Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs“.


Dr Brett Davis, Deputy Program Manager, RISE Program, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, +61 435 805 519 

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow – RISE

Closing Date

Wednesday 20 October 2021, 11:55pm AEDT

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