Systems Modelling Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
Base salary $110K - $135K plus 17+ super
24 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, fixed term until July 2023 possibility of extension
  • Opportunity for system dynamics modeller experienced in participatory approach to research
  • Base salary $110K - $135K plus 17+ super

About the opportunity

The youth mental health and technology team in the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre puts young people at the centre of their own care. We partner with health services to develop innovative treatments for those aged 12-25 with emerging mental health disorders. The integration of cutting-edge research with safe and effective clinical care enables us to quickly and effectively translate our research findings into clinical services, facilitating continuous improvements to mental health services for the benefit of young people in Australia.

We are looking for a Systems Modelling Research Fellow to join our Systems Modelling, Simulation & Data Science Team and contribute to a research project of national significance for youth mental health. The right care, first time where you live project will assist policy makers to make the best investment decisions relating to youth mental health in communities across Australia.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake system dynamics modelling to evaluate strategic policy and planning initiatives to improve youth mental health across diverse contexts
  • engage in participatory approaches to model building, in partnership with key healthcare decision makers and consumers
  • work within a team of systems modellers, senior academics, data scientists and clinicians to deliver high quality research outputs.

About you

  • a PhD in fields of Population Health/Public Health, Systems Science, or Data Science
  • experience in undertaking system dynamics modelling or a researcher with strong data analytic skills who is interested in training in the application
  • a strong applied research and service orientation with a proven ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external
  • experience with Stella Architect software desirable but not essential
  • knowledge and /or experience in Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics, relevant to population health
  • proven high level analytical skills and a methodical approach to data management, and analysis
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to travel to regions around Australia.

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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.

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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Applications Close

Monday 04 July 2022 11:59 PM

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