UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Research Fellow, Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use

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Location
Sydney, Australia
Salary
Base salary (Level A) $78,143-$105,305 / (Level B) $110,856 - $131,639 + 17% superannuation
Posted
21 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2022
Ref
0094149
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Full time, 2 year Fixed term with possible extension
  • An exciting opportunity to collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to research culturally inclusive social and emotional wellbeing promotion in secondary schools
  • Located at our renowned Matilda Centre, on Camperdown Campus
  • Base salary (Level A) $78,143-$105,305 / (Level B) $110,856 - $131,639 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use provides a world-first synergy of leading prevention, early intervention and treatment research and translation programs in substance use and mental disorders. The Matilda Centre brings together researchers in broad fields to share skills, integrate data, and harness new technologies to develop and trial innovative prevention, early intervention and treatment programs for substance use and mental disorders.

The Matilda Centre is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) / Research Fellow (Level B) to develop a program of prevention-focused research and dissemination. Within this role you will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop, implement and evaluate culturally inclusive school-based drug and alcohol prevention resources. You will be actively involved in consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and supporting local Aboriginal facilitators to implement the wellbeing program and research. This position is open to qualified academic Level A and B applicants. The level at appointment will be determined on the skills and experience of the selected candidate. To be successful in this position you will be able to use a high degree of initiative and judgement to coordinate multiple activities and teams.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Co-ordinate consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and stakeholders to gain feedback on the project aims and implementation, and interpretation of the findings
  • Liaise and work in partnership with stakeholders, designers and web developers to refine and update the Strong and Deadly Futures school-based program
  • Manage a cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the Strong and Deadly Futures program, including the recruitment of schools, data collection and management and intervention delivery
  • Develop a program of prevention-focused research and dissemination, including preparing funding applications, conducting data analysis and preparing publications for peer-review journals and conference presentations.

In your application, please provide a statement systematically addressing each of the selection criteria below.

About you (selection criteria) The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow who can demonstrate the following key skills, qualifications and attributes:

  • completion (or near completion) of a PhD in psychology, behavioural or social sciences, public health, or a related field
  • experience in health promotion, community consultation or research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Torres Strait Islander people
  • knowledge of and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and ethical considerations
  • experience conducting research in the fields of mental health and/or substance use prevention or treatment. Specific experience in the drug and alcohol field would be well regarded
  • proven previous experience in management, statistical analysis and reporting of research data (quantitative and qualitative) as evidenced by authorship of journal articles and / or government reports
  • previous experience managing school-based or clinical trials would be well regarded
  • demonstrated proficiency carrying out literature reviews within academic databases

The successful incumbent will also have excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to liaise with key stakeholders. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Lena Germinarios, Recruitment Operations, by email to lena.germinarios@sydney.edu.au

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Applications Close

Sunday 10 July 2022 11:59 PM

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