Research Fellow in Youth Mental Health
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super
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 http://staff.orygen.org.au/), 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.
Orygen is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow to work on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded grant focused on developing youth-specific change and outcome measures for effective youth mental health service delivery. The successful candidate will make use of existing data examining clinical outcomes, substance use and functioning of young people attending headspace centres. They will be encouraged to develop their own research ideas and apply for funding for these ideas.
The Research Fellow will work in collaboration with other researchers on joint initiatives where appropriate to further the research and academic goals of Orygen. The Research Fellow will conduct high quality, high impact research and be willing to present this research at local and international meetings on behalf of the organisation.
This position will report to and work under the direction of Professor Sue Cotton, and other senior researchers including Professor Patrick McGorry.
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.
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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: 18 Aug 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time