Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time/Part time (0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Level B $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) 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 Mental Health

The Centre for Mental Health aims to improve mental health and mitigate the impact of mental illness at a population level. It does this through high quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary research, academic teaching, professional and community education, and mental health system development.

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. The School aims to strengthen the understanding, capacity and services of society to meet population health needs and to improve the quality and equity of health care. It employs a population health framework that incorporates public health and preventative medicine, health promotion, clinical medicine and allied healthcare disciplines and an equity and evidence-based approach to health care and health policy.

About the Role

The Research Fellow will coordinate a project within the NHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health funded ALIVE National Centre (2021-2026). They will collaborate with the Chief Investigators and supervise a Research Assistant to fulfil the project aims.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in research independently and as a member of a research team
  • Produce quality conference and seminar papers and publications
  • Produce publications arising from scholarship and research, such as books and peer reviewed journal articles
  • Apply for funding to support individual or collaborative projects, relating to teaching, research and engagement practice in the discipline

About You

You will have well-established academic skills and strong academic performance in mental health research. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will provide you with the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external) and work collaboratively.

You will also have:

  • PhD or near completion of PhD in relevant area or equivalent professional qualification
  • Demonstrated track record in independent and team based research in mental health
  • Demonstrated track record of working on school-based projects or with young people
  • Developing research profile at a national level as evidenced by:
  • Identification of sources of funding to support individual or collaborative projects relating to teaching, research and leadership practice in the discipline
  • developing publication record in high-impact peer reviewed journals

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.

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 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: 6 April 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: Research Fellow Level B.pdf

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