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Research Project Manager - ScreenED

Melbourne, Australia
$83,468 – $141,581 p.a.
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Manager
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job Details

Job no: 0062755
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.4-0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
School: Population and Global Health
Level A
 – $83,468 – $113,262 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super
Level B – $119,231 - $141,581 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super

  • Coordinate and manage the ScreenED research project to develop a childhood eating disorders screening tool, collaborating with stakeholders across multiple states.
  • Opportunity to develop an independent research career with support from the ScreenED Chief Investigator team.
  • 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 ScreenED project, funded by the Medical Research Future Fund Million Minds Mental Health Research scheme, seeks a post-doctoral researcher or experienced project manager. This role will manage and coordinate efforts to develop a screening tool for detecting childhood eating disorders, involving collaboration with stakeholders across multiple states. The successful candidate will support the Chief Investigators in various project aspects, including development and adherence to research protocols, recruiting parent and child participants, data management and analysis, and final tool development. High value opportunities for independent research career development with a stellar research team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Submitting and managing human research ethics applications and supporting team adherence to all research, data management, safety, and ethics protocols
  • Administering online surveys and conducting interviews to collect qualitative and quantitative data on the draft screening tool
  • Liaising with and supporting local and interstate research sites to ensure project progress and protocol adherence

Who We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will possess exceptional time management and strong collaborative skills, demonstrating adaptability to meet evolving project and stakeholder needs. They will have excellent written communication and academic writing abilities, confidence in handling human research ethics applications, and the ability to work both independently and within a team to achieve project goals. Additionally, they will value diversity, support collaboration with lived experience advocates, demonstrate high ethical standards and a commitment to robust research methods.

You will also have:

  • PhD in a relevant area (e.g. psychology, public health) or previous training and experience in complex project management within mental health research
  • Willingness to adapt work plans or priorities to meet the needs of the project and stakeholders--including Chief Investigators, research staff, approving bodies such as ethics committees and funders--as these arise or change
  • Experience in data management and dataset preparation

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

This role requires the successful candidate to have a current Working With Children Check to be considered for this role.

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

Your New Team – Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health is a world-class institution that offers an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the field of public health. As the first school of its kind in Australia, MSPGH has built a reputation for excellence in education, research, and knowledge exchange, with a focus on Indigenous peoples. Strong collaborations with prestigious organizations and institutions provide a unique opportunity to contribute to global health initiatives. As a key member of the MSPGH team, you will have the chance to work alongside leading academics and researchers who bring considerable skills, insights, and expertise. The School offers a range of coursework degrees and research opportunities to contribute to training the next generations of public health specialists and researchers nationally and internationally.

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 the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, 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^ (found in the Position Description)

^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 Brett Verity 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: Day Month 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) / Melbourne time zone.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description: 0062755 Research Project Manager ScreenED PD.pdf

Position Description

Applications close: 01 Jul 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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