Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

A Research Assistant with previous experience is required to work on an NHMRC funded clinical trial of a tailored psychological intervention (RECOVER) for young people being treated for early stage Bipolar Disorder (BD) at Orygen Youth Health (OYH). The aim of the RECOVER trial is to determine the effectiveness of RECOVER, when added to treatment as usual at an early intervention service, in improving global functioning at 6-months. A further aim of the study is to establish the effectiveness of RECOVER in improving functioning (global, social and occupational), symptoms and quality of life at further time-points up until 18-months. Participants will be recruited from OYH’s two sites located in Parkville and Sunshine and from the Recovery and Prevention of Psychosis team (RAPPt), part of Monash Health, located in Dandenong.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for the identification and recruitment of OYH and RAPPt clients to the study, requiring close consultation with clinicians and regular attendance at clinical review meetings. The Research Assistant will be required to conduct research assessments using a range of clinical and psychopathology measures, and neuropsychological assessments. They will coordinate research appointments at various locations and provide assistance with transportation of participants to and from these services. 

This position reports to the Project Manager and the Principal Investigator Professor Sue Cotton.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Applications close: 13 Dec 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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