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Research Fellow & Program Coordinator

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Job Details

Job no: 0042216
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences/The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Work with an extensive cohort of stakeholders to drive evaluation, implementation and outcome measurement activities.
  • Play a pivotal role in improving people's experience of the mental health system.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital have been appointed lead partners of a Best Practice Consortium of service providers and organisations for the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing. The Consortium will bring together a network of metropolitan and regional health services and research institutions in response to recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Together with the Best Practice Consortium Leads, senior researchers at the University of Melbourne and partners at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, this dynamic and varied role will help drive the Best Consortium’s translational research and evaluation, implementation and outcome measurement activity as well as provide general program coordination.

The Best Practice Consortium Research Lead will take direction from the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing on all aspects of its research strategy and other activities within the scope of the Collaboration Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, the incumbent will be employed by the University of Melbourne.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Driving translational research program development, evaluation and outcomes measurement projects related to Consortium partners' new models of service delivery.
  • Working in partnership with consumer and family/carer expertise in developing ways of working that improve all outcomes for the Consortium partnership.
  • Working to take promising findings from research and evaluation and outcomes measurement projects and form implementation plans for their sustained integration statewide.

Who We Are Looking For

You should demonstrate experience in collaborating with consumers and/or family/carers through co-production or participatory methods, involving their expertise in the design and delivery of mental health research or community initiatives. Outstanding collaboration and communication skills are crucial, showcasing excellence in translating scholarly knowledge into outputs tailored for diverse audiences. Additionally, you must possess excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work within teams of varying sizes, across organizational boundaries, and with different project stakeholders, including consumer and carer lived experience workforces. Superior project management skills and a track record of delivering agreed outputs within contractual timelines and budgets are essential.

You will also have:

  • A higher degree in the behavioural or social sciences and/or related discipline or equivalent professional experience (i.e., at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role).
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and software.
  • A keen interest in improving mental health and wellbeing with adults and older adults and their carers, families, supporters and kin.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne’s largest faculty in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research.

The Faculty’s annual revenue is $628m with approximately 55% of this income related to research activities. The Faculty has a student teaching load in excess of 8,500 equivalent full-time students including more than 1,300 research higher degree students. The Faculty has approximately 2,195 staff comprising 642 professional staff and 1,553 research and teaching staff.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katie Robertson via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 10 December 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description:  0042216_Research Fellow and Coordinator_PD.pdf


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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