Research Assistant - Orygen Digital

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0055892
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part-time 0.8FTE or Full-time negotiable - Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre of Youth Mental Health
Level A – $75,289 – $102,163 (pro rata for part-time) p.a. plus 17% super

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 The Centre of 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. The creation of this academic and administrative structure reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this field of inquiry and knowledge, and its growing scientific and practical breadth and significance.

About the Role
A Research Assistant (RA) is required to support research and evaluation activities associated with the delivery of moderated online social therapy (MOST) in youth mental health services. This position will be based at Orygen, located in Parkville, with flexibility to work from home as necessary and will be reporting to the MOST Research and Evaluation Manager, Doctor Simon Baker.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You
You will have outstanding organisational and communication skills and will be supported by the MOST team comprising researchers and clinicians from the Orygen and CYMH research programs. You will have the ability to function effectively both independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, with a high degree of flexibility and responsiveness to changing priorities.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us
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If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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