Research Assistant/Research Fellow

University of Melbourne
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258-$108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Assistant/Research Fellow

Job no: 0051747 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time or Part-time (0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department: Psychiatry Salary: Level A – $80,258-$108,906 p.a. (Pro rata for Part time) plus 17% super

  • Contribute to the mission of Phoenix Australia by conducting research in occupations with a high-risk of trauma exposure.
  • Dive into an exclusive research domain, where you'll actively participate in project coordination, data analysis, and make impactful contributions to groundbreaking publications.
  • 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 The Research Assistant role at Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health focuses on the military and high-risk mental health research stream, emphasising trauma-related mental health within this population. Responsibilities include project coordination, data analysis, and high-quality writing for various materials, reports, and publications. The position, based at The University of Melbourne's Department of Psychiatry, reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Plan for and maintain participant tracking databases including within excel and SPSS (including data entry).
  • Conduct focus groups with non-clinical and clinical populations, and write up findings, if required.
  • Contribute to writing of ethics applications, project reports and peer review journal articles.
  • Conduct qualitative analysis of data if required.
  • Who We Are Looking For The ideal candidate will bring experience in research projects involving high- risk populations, along with strong analytical, organisational, and teamwork skills. Proficiency in report writing, data analysis, and knowledge of posttraumatic mental health issues is desirable.

    You will also have:

  • Undergraduate degree with first class Honours in psychology or related mental health field.
  • Experience in working on research projects involving military or other high risk populations.
  • Evidence of ability to analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data and maintain accurate data records.
  • Demonstrated competence with working with Microsoft suite of products (eg, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) and bibliography packages such as Endnote.
  • 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 – Department of Psychiatry The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne is a leading institution focused on advancing mental health research and education. With a dedicated team and diverse research areas, we strive to improve understanding and treatment of mental health disorders. Join us to make a meaningful impact and shape the future of mental health.

    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 out our 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 Brett Verity 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: 30 Jan 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 20 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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