Senior Research Fellow –Digital Health Informatics

Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
• $134,162 - $152,397 + 17% superannuation
23 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Why your role matters

  • Work for a world- leading Medical Research Institute on mental illness
  • Full-time (35 hours week), 3-year fixed-term contract position
  • $134,162 - $152,397 + 17% superannuation

This position will be a leader of the Black Dog Institute’s program in digital health informatics; we’re harnessing the latest technology and other tools to turn our world-class research findings into clinical services, education and e-health products that improve the lives of people with mental disorders and the wider community.

You will collaborate closely with the NHMRC-funded Future Proofing Trial team and the MRFF-funded Optimise Trial to lead the health informatics components of these projects and be a conduit to linking relevant software development and AI teams.  You will also design and undertake analyses relevant to the strategic research objectives and contribute to the overall academic culture of the Black Dog Institute.  The Senior Research Fellow works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team which includes team members from across the digital design and development, data and analytics, innovation and the project management office. The position is supported by the Academic Theme Lead for Digital and Health at the Institute. The role of Senior Research Fellow reports to the Associate Professor and may have up to five direct reports.

The Organisation

The Black Dog Institute (BDI) at UNSW is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental disorders. The institute focuses on creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness. Scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments; and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.  

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.  If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have a PhD in e-health, informatics, data science or a related discipline, as well as a demonstrated track record in high-quality, high impact e- health research and quantitative analysis, and experience in supervision and management of academic and professional research staff.

To apply:  If leading a digital health informatics team that’s improving mental health is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11.55pm, Saturday 23rd October 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


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