Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health (Evidence Translation)

University of Melbourne


June 2, 2022


Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health (Evidence Translation)

Job no: 0055976 Location: Parkville Role type: Part time (0.6-0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health Salary: Level A – $75,289 – 102,163 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia's #1 university and 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.

About 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.

Orygen delivers cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education for the mental health workforce to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

https: // departments/cymh

About the Role

You will support the design and conduct of Knowledge Translation research and evaluation activities including the collection, management, and analysis of data from interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, or other methods as directed. You will identify sources of funding to support individual or collaborative projects, relating to teaching, research and engagement practice.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Conduct interviews or assist with focus group facilitation, in research, evaluation and/or community consultation contexts
  • Providing administrative support including coordination of team meetings, processing participant reimbursements, supporting monitoring and reporting as required by funders and ethics committees
  • Develop content for a range of evidence-based resources aimed at supporting youth mental health workforces, including fact sheets, implementation toolkits, worksheets, and other resources
  • Assist with the preparation of reports, journal publications, ethics applications, and other academic and knowledge translation outputs including presentations.
  • About You

    You will have a strong interest in youth mental health, including prevention and treatment. You will possess excellent organisational and time management skills and be able to simultaneously work on multiple tasks. You will demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a desire to build an academic or research career.

    Ideally, you will further have:

  • A postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters by Research) in behavioural or social sciences or a related discipline or substantial progress towards a PhD
  • Experience conducting interviews and/or focus groups
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to independent and team-based research and evaluation activities, including working within a protocol
  • Experience with design, management, and analysis of surveys and experience with digital data collection tools
  • 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 and 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
  • To find out more, please visit https: // benefits.

    Be Yourself

    At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. 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://

    Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

    Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https: //

    Applications close: 02 June 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Advertised: 19 May 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 02 Jun 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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