Research Assistant, Eating Disorders

University of Melbourne
December 11, 2022
Offerd Salary:$77,171 – $104,717
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Assistant, Eating Disorders

Job no: 0057756 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 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 - Centre for Youth Mental Health www.

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. 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.

About the Role

The Research Assistant will be involved in a range of activities related to building this group and establishing this research stream. This will include conducting literature reviews and preparing reports. The Research Assistant will also assist with funding applications, building stakeholder relations and collaborations, and will be involved in authoring research publications. In addition, the Research Assistant will be involved in research activities, including but not limited to setting up participant databases/registries, setting up research studies, recruiting participants, and data collection and analysis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the development of the eating disorders research program
  • Undertaking literature reviews and write reports
  • Recruiting research participants and youth advisors from a range of clinical programs and the community.
  • Actively participating at project team and/or division meetings and with guidance, contribute to planning activities or committee work to support capacity-building.
  • About You You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with a strong interest in eating disorders. You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective research collaboration and engagement and have the ability to take initiative and undertake work independently. You will be flexible and responsive to changing priorities with well-developed organisation and time management skills.

    You will also have:

  • Undergraduate degree with Honours in psychology or related discipline
  • Strong evidence of ability and desire to build an academic or research career trajectory
  • Demonstrated ability to apply quantitative research methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to independent and team-based research
  • 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: 25 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 11 Dec 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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