Postdoctoral Fellowship, Growing Minds Australia School Interventions

Sydney, Australia
$113,184 + 17% superannuation
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time (14 hours per week), 2 years fixed term. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Join with leading Australian researchers working with school interventions in mental health and contribute to the development of research that aims to transform clinical practice in youth mental health
  • Base Salary, Level B $113,184 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Psychology is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship - Growing Minds Australia School - Based Interventions to apply and develop their expertise in conducting research.

Our overarching research aim is to increase school readiness to provide a platform for the mental health and well-being of pre-school and school-aged youth and enhance the sustainability of effective mental health assessments and interventions in the school setting.

Two research directions have been specified: the development of a framework for schools to identify and implement appropriate interventions to address the mental health needs of their students; and the validation of a brief mental health screening tool for teachers.

The school-based interventions research group is chaired by Professor Caroline Hunt and includes researchers who are world leaders in this topic, including Professors Eva Kimonis, Frank Oberklaid, Ron Rapee, Andrea Reupert, and Alison Walters.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • meet regularly with the school-based intervention research group
  • collaborate with the research group, and develop a research plan that will address at least one of the identified research directions
  • conduct literature reviews to support the projects, including scoping and systematic reviews as relevant
  • assist with the development of a decision-aid for schools for implementing mental health interventions
  • participate in data collection, management, and analysis of a validation study of a teacher-reported screening tool, the Wellbeing Continuum
  • participate in the Growing Minds Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers network.

To learn more about the Brain and Mind Centre, click here

About you

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 a Postdoctoral Fellowship - Growing Minds Australia School Interventions who has:

  • a PHD (or near completion) in Psychology, Health, Health Sciences, or other Allied health related field
  • the ability to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums
  • a developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise.

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate's skills, experience, and knowledge.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 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.

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Applications Close

Thursday 16 February 2023 11:59 PM

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