Research Fellow - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study

Monash University
May 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:$78,120 - $106,022
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Research Fellow - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD)


Job No.: 663675

Location: 607 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

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    The Opportunity

    Are you passionate about understanding the complexities of adolescent mental health? We're seeking a motivated researcher to join our project focused on identifying neuroimaging predictors of future non-suicidal self-injury using the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study dataset.

    As a Researcher, you will have the opportunity to work with a large longitudinal dataset and contribute to ground-breaking research in adolescent mental health. Responsibilities include processing and analysing existing ABCD data, as well as writing up and publishing findings. You'll also have access to advanced training, mentorship opportunities, and support for developing your independent research program.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research independently or as part of a team, producing conference papers and publications
  • Attend conferences and seminars in the field of expertise
  • Perform limited administrative functions related to research
  • Contribute to teaching related to research projects
  • Design experiments and operate advanced laboratory equipment
  • Attend meetings associated with research and organizational units
  • Provide advice to postgraduate students within your research field
  • Key Selection Criteria:

  • Doctoral qualification in psychology, neuroscience, or a relevant discipline
  • Strong analytical and manuscript preparation skills with a track record of research publications
  • Ability to solve complex problems with innovation and discretion
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office and scripting/programming languages (bash, MATLAB, python)
  • Familiarity with neuroimaging processing and analysis, including fMRI
  • Interest in non-suicidal self-injury, suicide, or emotion dysregulation
  • Knowledge of ICH-GCP principles
  • If you're ready to make a substantial impact in adolescent mental health research, apply now and become part of a team dedicated to advancing our understanding of mental health disorders in young people.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Dr Lisanne Jenkins, Senior Research Fellow, Multidisciplinary Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), [email protected], +61 3 9076 6585

    Position Description

    Research Fellow - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study

    Closing Date

    Wednesday 1 May 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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