Research Assistant

Melbourne, Australia
29 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
19 Aug 2021
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: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 10% super

An experienced Research Assistant is required to work across several studies within the Health Services and Outcomes Research Team at Orygen. The primary study is an NHMRC funded clinical trial (‘ENACT’) in young people being treated for a first episode of psychosis at Orygen’s Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC). The aim of the ENACT trial is to investigate a nutraceutical supplement, called N-acetylcysteine (NAC), for treating symptoms of early psychosis when added to treatment as usual. The study further aims to explore the mechanisms of action of NAC in this population, investigating biological markers from blood and neuroimaging. Participants will be young people (aged 15 to 25 years) attending a range of specialist early intervention clinical services around Melbourne including the EPPIC locations in Parkville, Sunshine and Melton. The secondary study is a cross-sectional investigation of the relationships between social cognition and functional outcomes with a particular focus on social inclusion, across both early and later stages of psychotic illness.

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.

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love!

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

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.

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Position Description

Applications close: 19 Aug 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time