Research Fellow in Suicide Prevention

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $130,900 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super
18 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time or part-time (0.8 - 1 FTE, negotiable); Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super

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 Centre for Youth Mental Health

In January 2009 the University of Melbourne established a new Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, where the academic and professional staff of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre OYH-RC, who were previously members of specific Departments (notably Psychiatry and Psychology), are now based.

The creation of this academic and administrative structure reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this field of inquiry and knowledge, and its growing scientific and practical breadth and significance. This is only the fourth such supra-departmental structure to be created in the Faculty and there is no parallel to date anywhere else in Australia.

About the Role

A Research Fellow is required to work on a large-scale evaluation of suicide prevention gatekeeper training to schools and communities across New South Wales. The Research Fellow will build upon an Evaluation Framework to produce the study protocol and program logic, and then be involved in all aspects of developing and implementing the project, applying for ethical approvals, assisting with data collection, analysis and publication writing. The role involves a strong liaison and relationship management element with organisations involved in program delivery and/or funding. Some interstate travel may be required to establish processes, monitor the evaluation activities and meet with stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in research independently and as a member of a research team
  • Build upon the evaluation framework, including designing the program logic, articulating the research questions, articulating the levels of engagement from stakeholders, articulating the methodology, define the Minimum Data Set, identify data sources, articulate consent procedures and internal liaison with key stakeholders
  • Identification of sources of funding to support individual or collaborative projects, relating to research practice in the discipline
  • Active participation in some outreach activities relating to research and scholarship

About You

You will possess the capacity to initiate, manage and maintain partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders and organisations and a broad range of health professionals and health organisations. You will bring your sound interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders from community, health, policy and research environments.

You will also have:

  • PhD in relevant area
  • Demonstrated experience in writing research publications independently or as part of a research team as well as being successful in grant submissions and publishing manuscripts for publication
  • Demonstrated ability to expertly apply research methodologies and quantitative/qualitative data analysis
  • A strong research profile, exhibiting expertise in suicide prevention, youth-onset mental disorders and mental health interventions

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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: 0056829_Research Fellow in Suicide Prevention_PD.pdf

Applications close: 8th SEPTEMBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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