Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology

Sydney, Australia
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Black Dof Institute

UNSW Medicine

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Black Dog Institute is a Medical Research Institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney, and a global leader in translational mental health research. We harness the latest technology and other tools to quickly turn our world-class research findings into clinical services, education and e-health products that improve the lives of people with mental illness and the wider community. Our areas of strength include suicide prevention, e-mental health, workplace mental health, novel treatments and prevention in young people. 

About the role

  • $73,597 - $98,127 plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term (12 months) 
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

This position will be primarily focused on the implementation and evaluation of a prevention program to promote help-seeking, mental health and resilience in schools as part of LifeSpan. The successful applicant will project manage the delivery of Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM), an evidence-based mental health program for secondary school students and will conduct high level research evaluating the effects of the program. The position will contribute toward the delivery and evaluation of the universal prevention program in schools in four communities in New South Wales and will collaborate with the broader LifeSpan research and implementation teams as well as site coordinators to undertake the necessary research to increase suicide literacy and skills among students. The role will contribute to the broader aims of LifeSpan as needed.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you 

  • A completed PhD thesis in the area of psychology, public health, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large scale research projects in areas that are consistent with the mission and objectives of the Black Dog Institute (e.g., mental health, suicide prevention).
  • Experience with multivariate statistical techniques, ability to analyse data including data from randomised controlled trials and experience in management of large datasets.


Dr. Michelle Tye

Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute 


T: (61 2) 9382 9289

Applications close: 18 March 2018