Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health
Job no: 0056937
Role type: Full time (1.0 FTE) and Part time (0.5 FTE) available; Fixed-
term for up to 3 years; 2 positions available
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super
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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
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 Assistants will work on the “CogScreen” study, a new study
which aims to validate a cognitive screening measure for young people with
first-episode psychosis. The Research Assistants will be responsible for
recruiting study participants from mental health services, conducting
interviews and assessments, collecting and recording accurate study data and
developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of
stakeholders. The post holders may be required to work on other projects or
administrative tasks within the cognition team as required.
Liaising with clinical teams and recruit research participants from mental
Conducting research assessments with participants using a range of
standardised clinical and cognitive measures according to the study
Actively participating in project team and/or division meetings and with
guidance, contribute to planning activities or committee work to support
You will possess demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication
skills for effective research collaboration and engagement. You will have the
ability to contribute to independent and team-based research and be flexible
and responsive to changing priorities. You will show demonstrated ability to
contribute to independent and team-based research.
You will also have:
A postgraduate degree (Honours, Masters, or doctoral degree) in
behavioural or social sciences or a related discipline, or substantial
progress towards a PhD.
A strong interest in mental health disorders and mental health
Strong evidence of ability and desire to build an academic or research
Demonstrated ability to apply research methodologies and
quantitative/qualitative data analysis, including working with databases.
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.
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
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, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
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.
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.
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Advertised: 30 Aug 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Sep 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time