Research Officer (Clinical Research)

  • Black Dog Institute
  • Australia, NSW
  • Oct 5, 2021
Medicine Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Science. Compassion. Action.
As a global leader in mental health research and the only Medical Research Institute (MRI) In Australia to Investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone. Black Dog Institute’s areas of strength include, suicide prevention, digital mental health, workplace mental health, new treatments, and prevention in young people
By connecting research answers, expert knowledge, and the voice of lived experience this allows BDI to assist in delivering solutions for patients and practitioners. Partnerships with federal, state, and local governments as well as communities, schools and corporate Australia enables us to drive evidence-informed change.
Our Culture
We strive to create a culture that supports the mental health and wellbeing of our staff. Our Mental Health and Wellbeing framework is built on our leading research team and implements 5 ways to wellbeing. We develop initiatives to promote wellbeing, personal resilience, stigma reduction and help seeking so we can actively support employees who become unwell, considering both direct feedback and evidence.
When you work at Black Dog Institute, you are joining a team of people who share a vision of a mentally healthier world.
Future Focus 2026
The Black Dog Institute (BDI) is undergoing significant operational change to support its growth over the next 5 years. The Future Focus 2026 program has been created to guide this process and provide structure and governance to both the strategic and operational work required to ensure efficient and sustainable change. The program has been in place since December 2020 and is now moving into the implementation/transition phase.
We offer:
• Competitive salaries
• Salary packaging
• Commitment to Learning and Development
• Flexible working hours and work-life balance
• Generous parental leave policy
• Pet friendly office
• Social and team events
Job Description
About the Role:
Help assist in providing research and administrative support to a research team at Black Dog Institute. This project aims to improve sleep in University students, to prevent the onset of mental illness. The overall project will involve end-user consultation, development of an online program, in collaboration with the research team.
Key Duties:
Desired Skills and Experience
About You:
The successful candidate will have the following:
Essential Criteria
1. An honours degree in Psychology or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
2. 3+ years of demonstrated experience working on research studies, including participant recruitment and data collection, ethics applications, and preparation of reports and/or other publications.
3. Excellent written and oral interpersonal skills, with the ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to build collaborative relationships.
4. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, to prioritize, meet deadlines and see projects through to completion.
5. A knowledge of EEO principles and OH&S responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OH&S training.
Desirable Criteria
1. Prior written contribution to the academic literature.
2. Research experience in the mental health or digital mental health field.
3. Experience in conducting clinical trial research.
4. Knowledge in the field of sleep and insomnia.
Please apply with your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your interest in Black Dog Institute. 

Due to to volume of applications we receive, only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted. Candidates who apply via email will not be considered.
Advertisements are subject to closing earlier than specified if a suitable candidate is appointed.
Blackdog Institute is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


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