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Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist – Clinical Research Coordinator

New South Wales, Australia
$101,460 – $108,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 0061039
Location: Nowra, New South Wales
Role type: Part-time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term for 2 years and 9 months
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Department/School: Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research
Salary: Level A – $101,460 – $108,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

About the Role

We invite you to join our team working on an impactful research initiative - the evaluation of the Cullunghutti Intensive Early Childhood Education and Care Program Research Project. This pioneering project conducted in partnership between the University of Melbourne, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children and Parkville Institute. SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is the National Peak Body in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. SNAICC’s vision is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families are protected, our communities determine their own futures, and our cultural identity is valued. The Parkville Institute is a registered charity established to support infants and young children living with significant family stress and social disadvantage to enter school as confident and successful learners who are developmentally and educationally equal to their peers.

The Chief Investigators from the Melbourne Institute are A/Professor Yi-Ping Tseng and Nichola Coombs. The Co-Lead researcher is Adele Cox from SNAICC. The team will also be working closely with researchers from Parkville Institute lead by A/Professor Brigid Jordan and Dr Anne Kennedy, both of whom also hold honorary positions at the University of Melbourne. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct child development assessments (eg. BAYLEY, WPPSI) and coding Emotional Availability Scale (EAS coding training will be provided)
  • Working with Research team to acquit reporting, administration and accountability requirements for the study 
  • Coordinating all participant research activity within the Cullunghutti Early Learning Centre at Cullunghutti Child and Family Centre
  • Ensuring engagement of research participants and minimise attrition

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking a psychologist with experience in conducting and interpreting standardised developmental assessments, along with substantial clinical experience in assessing and treating infants with psychosocial vulnerabilities and working with families with complex needs. Additionally, demonstrate a commitment to conducting all aspects of research practice in ways that ensure the cultural safety of participating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, center staff, and all stakeholders. Showcase broad knowledge and a strong understanding of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, coupled with a commitment to the rights, needs, and aspirations of these communities. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated understanding and capability for working with diverse groups of children and families are also essential.

You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology (Pearson Clinical Assessment User Level C)
  • Ability to function independently as a clinical researcher and to provide a full range of psychometric assessments. 
  • Demonstrated capability to network with others both inside and outside organizational boundaries

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

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

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

Your New Team – Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research

The Melbourne Institute is a research-only department within the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. It is Australia’s leading and longest standing research institute in the field of economics, undertaking cutting-edge research into key issues relevant to modern economic and social policy.

The Melbourne Institute has a core faculty of some 40 academics and academic specialists, a team of research staff that include expertise in data science and analytics, a team of professional/administrative staff that support the mission and operations of the department, honorary fellows and PhD students. Reflecting the standards of research excellence achieved at the Melbourne Institute, staff are expected to publish in internationally acclaimed peer reviewed journals and to lead the public debate on economic and social policy.

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 reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

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
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ 

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen 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.

Position Description

Applications close: 28 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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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