Research Assistant in Social Science

RMIT University




RMIT Vietnam, an entity of RMIT University, has campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi since 2001. We provide internationally recognised, high-quality, education and professional training for students, clients and the community, and assist in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region by hosting students from Australia and many other countries.



The role

This Research Assistant II is responsible for providing high-level research assistance for conducting literature searches, data management, recruiting participants, obtaining consent, maintaining files, scheduling and conducting interviews, maintaining data collection files, assisting with data analysis and generating correspondence, reports and graphics. This includes demonstrating communication, accountability, flexibility/adaptability, judgment/problem solving, customer service and core values while fulfilling job duties.

Working under the general direction of the direct and indirect reports, this position is also responsible for coordinating the day-to-day research support activities of the projects, acting as the first point of contact for all enquiries related to the projects, and provide support when needed. Specific responsibilities will depend on the topic, nature and duration of the projects, as provided by the Line Manager.


Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct laboratory/field work/research in the area under the supervision of the Line Manager

  • Conduct academic literature reviews and database searches

  • Assist with the design of data collection, scientific tests or interview regime.

  • Ensure data collection, storage and preliminary analysis are following the research protocols as stipulated.

  • Conduct, record, and transcribe interviews in English or Vietnamese, with translation if required

  • Prepare and manage presentations, reports, research proposal, articles and publications

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis

  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and University policies and procedures, including research ethics, equity and health & safety, and laboratory standards and exhibit good practice with same.

  • Manage the coordination of meetings between researchers and participating external administrators as required.

  • Develop internal and external contacts to further knowledge and form collaborative networks

  • Support day-to-day research activity and/or coordinate activities with the Line Manager and relevant stakeholders

  • Prepare reports related to research activity outcomes


Key Selection Criteria

  • University graduate degree (Masters degree) in Arts, Science, Social Science or Business.

  • Demonstrated research experience in primary or secondary data collection.

  • Ability to use NVivo and SPSS is preferred.

  • Knowledge of literature review databases.

  • Ability to conduct analytical research, analyse, interpret, evaluate, coordinate as well as report resulting information.

  • Demonstrated ability to support research proposal preparation, research design in Arts, Science, Social Science or Business

  • Experience in preparing research reports and graphic presentations of data.

  • Problem-solving skills that assure detailed follow-up when required.

  • Well-developed planning and organizational skills with proven ability to prioritise multiple tasks, set and meet deadlines and give attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications.

  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues and cluster leads/members.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage varying workloads and respond to changing priorities as required.

  • Demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to display appropriate behaviours in line with the position and RMIT Values.


English Proficiency

English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (General) with a score of at least 6.0 (or equivalent, as outlined in the Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding Guidelines).



  • Highly competitive VND gross salary (plus allowances) depending on proven track record in meeting all the key selection criteria.

  • 13th month Tet bonus + private medical insurance (for you and your dependents) + annual health check.

  • Private premium medical insurance including coverage for family members

  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum

  • Free use of onsite gym

  • Library on campus and online - access to RMIT Australia online library



Applications Close:

30 thg 7 2023 11.59 pm



RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University. RMIT Vietnam is creating an innovative research, teaching and learning culture. We are committed to providing internationally recognised high-quality education and professional training for our students, clients and members of the community.  As an internationally recognised Australian university based in Asia, RMIT Vietnam is assisting in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region.