Research Assistant in Clinical Neuroimaging

Melbourne, Australia
$75,289 - $102,163 p.a. plus 17% super (pro-rata for part-time)
02 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time 0.6 FTE; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Psychiatry
Salary: Level A – $75,289 - $102,163 p.a. plus 17% super (pro-rata for part-time)

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne was established in the 1960s. It is one of the largest Departments in the Melbourne Medical School. There are approxiamtly 120 academic and professional staff, 140 honorary staff and 50 students pursuing research degrees from Honours, Masters, and PhD programs. A further 240 students are enrolled in graduate coursework programs, including the flagship Master of Psychiatry program. The Department plays a key role in the medical curriculum of the graduate Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, providing rotations in psychiatry for medical students and teaching in other sections of the course. The Department’s research focuses on improving our understanding and treatment of mental health disorders.

About the Role

The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Research Assistant to join the new Advanced Interventions in Mood Disorders (AIM) Clinic at Royal Melbourne Hospital. The AIM Clinic provides adults with severe mood disorders access to novel treatments and opportunities to participate in innovative research projects. The role will work closely with the Principal Investigator and the Clinical Research Co-ordinator.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in research independently and as a member of a research team
  • Assisting the study team with development of the study protocol and submission for ethics review
  • Liaising with AIM Clinic staff and treating psychiatrists to facilitate referrals to the study
  • Conducting research assessments using standardised clinical assessment instruments according to the research protocol.

About You

You are an experienced research assistant with a background in mental health research. You are an experienced collaborator, with highly developed organisational and time-management skills, including demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet project deadlines.

You will also have:

  • An Honours or post-graduate degree in behavioural or social sciences or a related discipline.
  • Experience contributing to independent or team-based research
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including the ability to generate reports for various stakeholders in a concise and timely manner
  • Experience contributing to independent or team-based research
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external) and work collaboratively

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Position Description: 0056649 Neuroimaging RA.pdf

Applications close: 29th August 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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