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Hiring Organization
University of Melbourne
Post Name Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health
Remote No
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time 
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary AUD 77171 To AUD 104717 Per Year
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Job Description

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About Centre for Youth Mental Health

In January 2009 the University of Melbourne established a new Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, where the academic and professional staff who are provided to Orygen are now based. All NHMRC and ARC Grants to be used for Orygen activities are managed within CYMH.

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organization focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

About the Role

Assist with systematic reviews and meta-analyses examining the implementation of digital interventions in health. Work closely with implementation teams to provide current data, and assist in the development, training, and support for implementation strategies of a large-scale digital implementation project.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Contribute to evidence synthesis/literature reviews and mapping activities using specialized programs such as Endnote and Revman/Comprehensive Meta-Analysis.
  • Assist with the preparation of ethics applications and governance approvals.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities.
  • Maintain, analyze, and communicate key implementation indicators with implementation teams and stakeholders.

This position will be based at Orygen, located in Parkville, with the flexibility to work from home as necessary. You may be required to work on other trials or projects within other areas of research.

About You

You will have a demonstrated ability to perform qualitative data collection and analysis. You will possess strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. You will have well-developed organization and time management skills and be flexible and responsive to changing priorities.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A postgraduate degree (Honours, Masters) in behavioral or social sciences or a related discipline.
  • Experience in implementation science and/or health services research.
  • A strong interest in youth-onset mental disorders, digital mental health interventions, and real-world practice change.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop study protocols and collect, collate, and manage human research data, with an awareness of the principles underpinning Good Clinical Practice.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard application software such as the Microsoft Office suite and statistical packages such as IBM SPSS statistics.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental, and cultural leave.
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging, and leave loading.
  • Free and subsidized health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs.
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club.
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families.

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities, or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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