Research Fellow, Mental Health Policy Unit

Canberra, Australia
$129,561 pa - $148,988 pa + 17% Super
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Showcase your quantitative and qualitative research methods to make a difference in Health Research
  • Academic Level C, Salary Range $129,561 pa - $148,988 pa + 17% Super
  • Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years

UC has curiosity, ambition and inclusiveness at its core. We challenge the status quo through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our place-based commitment ensures that we visibly serve Canberra’s community and the surrounding region with impact on the nation. We’re proudly recognised as number one in the world for reducing inequalities (THE, 2022).

As the Research Fellow, you will be involved in modelling environmental characteristics and chronic care factors with the ambition to improve urban design and wellbeing in Australia. In addition, you will also support other research projects within the MHPU at the Health Research.

With a strong understanding of health system evaluations, you will have experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods to use evaluation methodologies like realist evaluation, quasi- 2 experimental evaluation, focus groups.

If you are seeking a role that allows you to work independently, work within a small supportive team, and contribute to the ongoing design of and use of the tools developed at MHPU-HRI, then this role has it all.

To be successful, you will need solid academic writing skills and peer reviewed publications, group facilitation experience, and some experience managing international projects.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this role all we want is your CV, no other documentation is required.

Please ensure you take the time to align your CV with the Position Description requirements. We want to understand how your skills and experience relate to the position you are applying for.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Mr Jonathan Ward, Business and Project Manager on 02 6201 2638 or email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, Sunday 2nd April 2023

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