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Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 0062120
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time (0.6 FTE), Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine,Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Assist in a clinical trial at Orygen focusing on bipolar disorder in youth, conducting research tasks and data collection.
  • Opportunity to contribute to innovative research impacting youth mental health and get exposure to clinical/mental health assessments. 
  • 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 Research Assistant (RA) will contribute to the BLEND-2 clinical trial at Orygen, focusing on bipolar disorder in youth. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, conducting clinical interviews, data collection, regulatory reporting, stakeholder engagement and adhering to Australian Good Clinical Practice guidelines. With some out-of-hours work required, the RA will work closely with the project manager, Mr. Dylan Hammond, ensuring accurate data collection and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and recruiting research participants and recording participant information and consent procedures, ensuring confidentiality is maintained throughout. 
  • Coordination, collection, and entry of data obtained through research assessment measures.
  • Manage adverse event reporting in collaboration with the project manager and the lead investigator. 
  • Assist in the preparation of applications to ethics and other oversight bodies and support with amendments to existing projects. 

Who We Are Looking For

You will be an ideal candidate if you possess strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail and you remain composed under pressure. Your ability to adapt to changing priorities, coupled with well-developed organisation and time management skills, will ensure effective performance in dynamic environments.

You will also have:

  • A postgraduate degree (Honours, Masters, or doctoral degree) in behavioural or social sciences or a related discipline
  • A strong interest in youth-onset mental health difficulties and mental health interventions
  • Experience with clinical or research interviews using semi-structured psychiatric assessment tools or mental health rating scales

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

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

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

Your New Team – Centre For Youth Mental Health

Established in January 2009, the University of Melbourne's Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) pioneers research and support for mental health in young people. It serves as the academic and administrative hub for Orygen, managing all relevant grants and reflecting the field's interdisciplinary nature. Led by Professor Patrick McGorry, CYMH stands as a groundbreaking initiative within the Faculty, driving innovation and impact in youth mental health research and practice.

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 hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, 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 -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

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^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, 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: 02 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Company

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: http://www.unimelb.edu.au

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

Company info
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UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Telephone
+61 (3) 8344 4000
Location

Parkville
Melbourne
Victoria
VIC 3010
AU

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