Research Assistant, Helping Young People Early

Melbourne, Australia
11 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Youth Mental Health

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5 % superannuation

The Research Assistant will work on studies investigating borderline personality disorder, conducted by the Helping Young People Early (HYPE) research program at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and conducted with young people from the HYPE clinical program.

The role will primarily involve working on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)-funded randomised controlled trial, (called Verbatim), investigating whether a second-generation antipsychotic (aripiprazole) can reduce the severity of auditory verbal hallucinations in youth with BPD. There will also be the opportunity to work on other HYPE studies.

The Research Assistant will be required to display self-initiative and work productively within the research and clinical teams using established protocols. The Research Assistant will also be required to keep meticulous records and maintain data, assisting with data entry and verification.

The Research Assistant will report to, and work under the direction of the Trial Coordinator and Principal Investigator, who reports to the Head, Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Close date: 25 July 2018        

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