Research Fellow, AI in Digital Youth Mental Health

University of Melbourne
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:$114,645 - $136,136
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
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Research Fellow, AI in Digital Youth Mental Health

Job no: 0061726 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department: Centre for Youth Mental Health Salary: Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Facilitating University-Orygen collaboration while maintaining adherence to policies and regulations.
  • Lead AI-driven mental health research, fostering partnerships and spearheading innovative projects with Orygen Digital's leadership team.
  • 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 Fellow - Artificial Intelligence will lead multiple projects focusing on AI-driven approaches for youth mental health treatment at Orygen Digital. Responsibilities include coordinating AI partnerships, designing trial protocols, writing grant proposals, and publishing research articles. The role involves overseeing research projects, formulating protocols, and implementing management strategies for both AI research initiatives and clinical operations.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Actively assist in conducting high-impact research in the field of AI for digital mental health treatments
  • Develop and implement AI algorithms and models to personalise digital mental health interventions and analyse complex datasets related to mental health disorders and treatment outcomes.
  • Publish and present research findings in high-quality scientific journals and conferences.
  • Who We Are Looking For The successful candidate will possess expertise in AI and machine learning applied to mental health, strong communication skills, mentoring experience, and collaborative abilities.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD. in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a closely related field, with a strong focus on AI and machine learning.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying state of the art AI and machine learning frameworks and techniques in the health sector, preferably mental health.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly explain complex AI models and techniques with a range of people across all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong publication record in relevant scientific journals.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

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

    Your New Team – Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) At the University of Melbourne's Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH), we are at the forefront of research, inquiry, and innovation in the field of youth mental health. Our multidisciplinary team, led by Professor Patrick McGorry, is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of young people facing mental health challenges. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research, access prestigious grants, and work in a collaborative environment that values scientific excellence and practical application.

    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 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: 08 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 07 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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