Project Coordinator Youth Mental Health (ATLAS Project)

University of Melbourne
February 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$77,171 – $104,717
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 2 yea
Working Time:Full time
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Project Coordinator Youth Mental Health (ATLAS Project)

Job no: 0058518 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super OR Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Centre for Youth Mental Health In January 2009 the University of Melbourne established a new Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, where the academic and professional staff who are provided to Orygen are now based. All NHMRC and ARC Grants to be used for Orygen activities are managed within CYMH.

The creation of this academic and administrative structure reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this field of inquiry and knowledge, and its growing scientific and practical breadth and significance. This is only the fourth such supra-departmental structure to be created in the Faculty and there is no parallel to date anywhere else in Australia.

Orygen is the world's leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

About the Role A Project Coordinator is required to join the Trial of an Adaptive, TaiLored, and behAvioural Science-informed (ATLAS) Implementation Strategy for a digital intervention in youth mental health services. ATLAS is an NHMRC- funded implementation trial looking at whether iteratively adapting the implementation strategy to integrate a digital intervention into youth mental health services leads to better implementation outcomes, increased sustainability, and improved outcomes for young people.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead role in management of the ATLAS trial, with support from Study Research Fellow and team
  • Effective supervision of research support staff
  • Support efforts to secure funding to support individual or collaborative projects and assist in the preparation of grant submissions
  • Contribute to publications and presentations arising from scholarship and research, such as peer reviewed journal articles and conference presentations
  • Undertake probationary and performance management processes, ensuring you have regular conversations with your staff and are providing positive and constructive feedback to enhance staff and team performance
  • About You You have the demonstrated ability and significant experience in managing research projects, in particular in clinical settings, as well as evidence of effective liaison with clinicians. You have strong relationship management skills and experience working within multidisciplinary teams, with the ability to quickly earn the trust of internal/external stakeholders and colleagues. You have well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan and organise own time and that of others to prioritise tasks and achieve project outcomes.

    You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualification (Masters or Doctoral degree) in psychology/health sciences related fields plus significant relevant experience of equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Experience in coordinating clinical trials among vulnerable populations, including the submission of Research Ethics Committee applications, protocol amendments and governance proposals, clinical trial procedures, and documentation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the conduct of research including the collation and management of human research data, and an awareness of the principles underpinning Good Clinical Practice.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor junior research staff and excellent teamwork, negotiation, and leadership skills, including the proven ability to resolve conflict and to successfully lead, mobilise and motivate teams.
  • Demonstrated ability and relevant experience to produce quality research outputs such as peer reviewed journal articles and conference presentations
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]

    Advertised: 30 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 20 Feb 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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