Research Assistant - Momentum Study

University of Melbourne
May 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258 - $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Part time
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Research Assistant - Momentum Study

Job no: 0062256 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.6 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. (pro-rata for part time) plus 17% super

  • Direct involvement in cutting-edge trauma and postnatal mental health research.
  • Collaborative environment with leading experts in the field.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role We're seeking a dedicated Research Assistant to contribute their expertise in trauma, postnatal mental health, and PTSD to our dynamic team. Situated within the esteemed Traumatic Stress Clinic and Interventions Research Stream, you'll play a pivotal role in implementing intervention studies and advancing perinatal mental health research. From assisting in participant recruitment to data collection and analysis, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking research that directly impacts clinical practice. With opportunities to work across multiple projects and collaborate with leading experts in the field, this role offers a unique chance to make a meaningful difference in posttraumatic mental health care.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Respond to phone and online queries, explain research studies to potential participants, and screen participants for study eligibility.
  • Recruit participants for the Momentum Traumatic Birth Study including at recruitment sites at the Mercy Hospital, Frances Perry House, and/or the Phoenix Australia Traumatic Stress Clinic.
  • Recruit and schedule participants/book appointments in intervention studies within the Phoenix Australia Traumatic Stress Clinic.
  • Who We Are Looking For You're skilled in organisation, meeting deadlines, and prioritisation. Proficient in various computing tasks, you adapt easily to new technologies. Thriving in both independent and collaborative settings, you embrace flexibility in multidisciplinary teams.

    You will also have:

  • Undergraduate degree with first class Honours in psychology or related mental health field or working towards completion of Honors degree in psychology or related mental heath field.
  • Experience in liaising with clients with mental health difficulties, including handling confidential information, and knowing when to escalate appropriately.
  • Prior administrative or research experience within a health, mental health, or clinical research environment.
  • Experience in recruiting study participants in a health, mental health, or clinical research environment and/or experience in longitudinal and intervention studies.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Phoenix Australia Phoenix Australia is an independent not-for-profit company and a registered charity. With an affiliation with the University of Melbourne, our staff are mostly employed by the University, and we have a close working relationship with the Department of Psychiatry within the Melbourne Medical School.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 18 Apr 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 02 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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