Research Officer

Canberra, Australia
26 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 (Research)
Salary package: $73,316-$86,140 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Part time, fixed term (21 hours per week until June 2024)

  • Unique research support role for suicide prevention research project in supportive environment (0.6FTE)
  • Lived experience of suicidal thoughts/behaviours or mental health issues is required expertise
  • Opportunity to join leading suicide prevention and mental health research centre

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

An exciting opportunity exists for a part-time (0.6FTE) Research Officer to join the RSPH Centre for Mental Health Research, for a new suicide prevention research project evaluating safe spaces as an alternative to the emergency department for people experiencing emotional distress. The position is situated within the Lived Experience Research Unit, and lived experience of suicidal thoughts/behaviour or mental health issues is required expertise for the position. This may be personally or as a carer, family member or friend. The Research Officer will assist the academic researchers with day-to-day management of the research project. Key responsibilities will include assisting with literature reviews, ethics applications and data collection, managing project communications and assisting with project outputs. The position would suit someone with an interest in co-production methods in suicide prevention or mental health.

The Research Officer will work as part of a large, multi-disciplinary project team. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with researchers and partners across a large number of organisations, and people with lived experience from the community. Good communication and organisational skills are essential. The position is funded until June 2024.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

Closing date: 20 August 2021

Position description: Download File Research Officer PD (2).pdf

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

For more information about the position, please contact A/Prof Michelle Banfield via email or phone 0434 766 291.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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