Research Assistant

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
27 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Level A – $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. 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 Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population Health was established in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences in 2001. It became the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health in 2013. Approximately 350 people work in the School. The School employs 223 academic staff, and 111 professional staff. A further 15-20 staff are employed through partner agencies.

About the Role

The Research Assistant will work on a project funded by the Growing Minds Australia Clinical Trials Network. Growing Minds Australia brings together multidisciplinary practitioners, researchers, consumers and policy makers with an interest in clinical trials focusing on child and youth mental health conditions. They will assist with a Delphi expert consensus study to identify Australian research priorities related to child mental health, to inform the work of the Growing Minds Australia Clinical Trials Network.

Responsibilities include:

  • Systematic analysis of the content of current Australian research in child mental health
  • Development of Delphi expert consensus study survey items
  • Recruitment of Delphi expert consensus study participants
  • Development and dissemination of Delphi surveys using an online platform
  • Undertake the preparation of data files, complete data entry, and assist with data analysis, maintenance and article writing.

About You

You will be enthusiastic with a strong interest in mental health research. You must have exceptional organisational skills, possess the ability to work within a team atmosphere and be a self-starter.

You will also have:

  • A Bachelor (Honours) or Masters Degree relevant to mental health, with a high level of academic achievement
  • Knowledge of child mental health, parenting and other interventions
  • Experience and technical skills in research and evaluation

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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 highlighted 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

Applications close: 19 March 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 221128_PD_GMA_Priorities_Research_Assistant (1).doc

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