Research Fellow in Functional Recovery in Youth Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia
13 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2019
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: $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.

This position represents an excellent opportunity to work within the Functional Recovery in Youth Mental Health Research team at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne.

The position is funded through a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention of Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE CRE

The successful candidate will make use of existing data examining functional recovery, substance use and social inclusion in youth mental health. In addition, they will also develop their own research ideas and apply for funding for these ideas. This position reports to Professor Eóin Killackey.

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.

Position Description

Advertised: 13 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 Mar 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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