Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Aug 30, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0056937
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time (1.0 FTE) and Part time (0.5 FTE) available; Fixed-term for up to 3 years; 2 positions available
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

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.

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. This is only the fourth such supra-departmental structure to be created in the Faculty and there is no parallel to date anywhere else in Australia.

About the Role
The Research Assistants will work on the “CogScreen” study, a new study which aims to validate a cognitive screening measure for young people with first-episode psychosis. The Research Assistants will be responsible for recruiting study participants from mental health services, conducting interviews and assessments, collecting and recording accurate study data and developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders. The post holders may be required to work on other projects or administrative tasks within the cognition team as required.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You will possess demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective research collaboration and engagement. You will have the ability to contribute to independent and team-based research and be flexible and responsive to changing priorities. You will show demonstrated ability to contribute to independent and team-based research.

You will also have:

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne 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.

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

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

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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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