Research Fellow in Community and Elite Sport Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia
07 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

The Company has three Members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

The University of Melbourne has an agreement with Orygen for designated employees to be made available to undertake activities for Orygen, and this arrangement will apply to you. University employees working at Orygen are required at all times to continue to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, as well as to Orygen policies and procedures (including Orygen’s delegations of authority framework which can be found at, but the University’s policies and procedures shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency. For the period of participating in activities at Orygen, you will be subject to the reasonable control and direction of Orygen.

You consent to the University disclosing to Orygen your personal employment information solely for the purposes of facilitating your secondment to Orygen, and that such disclosure will not be a breach of any of your privacy rights. Working closely with the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Advisor is responsible for providing operational support and advice across the full range of HR policy and practice including but not limited to recruitment and selection, onboarding and induction, pay and conditions, and performance management.

The Community and Elite Sport Mental Health Research Fellow will work in collaboration with other researchers on joint initiatives where appropriate to further the research and academic goals of Orygen. Community and Elite Sport Mental Health Research Fellow is expected to conduct high quality, high impact research and be willing to present this research at local and international meetings on behalf of the organisation.

The suitably qualified Research Fellow is expected to have well-established academic skills and a strong academic performance, evidence by a commitment to publication. Applicants with dual clinical and research training are strongly encouraged to apply. The position requires a highly motivated and productive Research Fellow, who will assist with the translation of research findings into scholarly publications, support grant applications and contribute to administration of projects (including assistance with ethics applications). Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively liaise with external stakeholders is essential.

You will report to, and work under the direction of Dr Simon Rice, Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist.

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

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.

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Advertised: 06 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Apr 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time