Research Fellow, Health Reform

Sydney, Australia
31 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to utilize skills in data management and analysis and experience with e-Health technologies
  • Work with The Synergy Research and Development Group (R&D Group) at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Full-time, fixed term for 12 months with possibility of further extension; base salary of $104K - $108K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

This is an exciting role that will contribute to technology-enabled mental health service reform for better outcomes for people with lived mental health experience, their families and supportive others, health professional and service providers in Australia through applied research and development.

The Synergy Research and Development Group (R&D Group) at the Brain and Mind Centre is responsible for scoping, designing, implementing and delivering Project Synergy research trials which aim to develop (and redevelop) the Synergy Online System across different population groups and service settings – including Veterans and their families, young people, older adults and young children. Project Synergy (2017-20), is administered by InnoWell which is a propriety limited Australian company focused on delivering technology-enabled mental health and wellbeing solutions. The R&D Group is led by Chief Scientific Advisor and supported by Director, Research Design and Analytics and Director, Clinical and Service Implementation. Over a three-year period, Project Synergy aims to further develop digital mental health in Australia, through research and implementation science trials, working in partnership with key Australian mental health service organisations.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow – Health Reform who possesses:

  • a PhD in psychology, clinical psychology, or related discipline
  • proven extensive experience in health service research design, ethics and clinical trial governance (including understanding of Good Clinical Practice, regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines) and implementation and management
  • research experience in health services (mental health services desirable)
  • experience with e-Health technologies and platforms that support health care management
  • experience in data management and statistical analysis. Analysis of health service data desirable
  • proven teamwork and relationship building skills including stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • capacity to work in a multidisciplinary research team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1460/0718F to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 27 August 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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