AU$85,470
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A Research Fellow in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$86,105 per year. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s salary. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$70,467 - AU$107,712
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Salary AU$70,467 - AU$107,712
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AU$71,015 - AU$108,135
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Research Fellow

A research fellow holds a time-limited research position at a university, clinic, or similar environment. They continue their academic training in the research program of a principal investigator, helping build their experience and contribute to their field. Some tasks that research fellows may perform include designing laboratory experiments, applying standard scientific protocols to experiments and research, helping improve current investigatory methods, and evaluating emerging techniques in the field as required. Research fellows draft and edit scientific reports and articles, as well as design and perform experiments and record data according to the needs of the project. They may also need to independently reproduce, research, and improve techniques currently used and convert to new techniques as required. Research fellows typically work full time in a laboratory environment, although hours and environment may vary depending on the project's needs.

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Research Fellow Tasks

  • Use independent judgment to conceive, conduct and evaluate new and existing technologies and products; prepare findings for scientific publication.
  • Operate technical and scientific equipment for scientific experimentation.
  • Participate in related technical or professional societies as a recognized authority.
  • Provide coaching and supervision to lower level research scientists.
  • Conduct highly complex research and analysis on multi-disciplinary technical projects.

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Key Stats for Research Fellow

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Research Fellow Salaries

▲1%

National Average
AU$86,000

▼1%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 64%