Research Fellow in Transdiagnostic Prediction

 
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 14, 2022
Medicine

Job Description:

Job no: 0053861
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty:
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary:
Level B – $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. 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 the Centre for Youth Mental Health
https://mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/our-organisation/institutes-centres-departments/cymh

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 of Orygen, who were previously members of specific Departments (notably Psychiatry and Psychology), 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. 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
A highly talented Research Fellow is required to join the Ultra High Risk for Psychosis Research Team led by Prof. Barnaby Nelson at the Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH; https://www.orygen.org.au/Research/Research-Areas/Ultra-High-Risk-for-Psychosis), The University of Melbourne, and Orygen.

This position will be part of an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in predicting outcomes in early stage mental disorders (‘PREEMPT’), and will also contribute to the NIH funded PRESCIENT research network aimed at similar goals.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with a strong interdisciplinary interest in mental health. You will possess excellent organisational, project management and statistical skills with the ability to expertly apply research methodologies and quantitative/qualitative data analysis.

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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:

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself
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.

Join Us!

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.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].