Location: Parkville

Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 18 months  

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join one of the leading Schools in Psychology in Australia and act as a lead research assistant for the MRFF Million Minds funded project ‘A data driven assessment tool for youth mental health’.
  • Contribute to important work, help to develop a youth-specific assessment to better detect problem areas, helping clinicians to identify interventions.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Research Assistant to join the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. You will join a dynamic team and assist with research in the Mechanisms of Mental Health research group. The Research Assistant will act as a project manager for the MRFF Million Minds funded project ‘A data driven assessment tool for youth mental health’, and assist with other research projects.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading data collection activities (e.g. preparation and programming of data collection materials, recruitment of participants, monitoring study emails, setting up data collection).
  • Assisting with the preparation of ethics applications and pre-registrations of new data collection activities.
  • Completing data processing and data analysis (e.g. pre-processing and cleaning of research data, running statistical analyses in R).

Who We Are Looking For

To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop positive working relationships with a range of diverse stakeholders. You will also have strong organisational and analytical skills, with the capacity for project management.

You will also have:

  • An honours degree in psychology or a closely related discipline.
  • A capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team to deliver high-quality research outcomes.
  • Experience in collecting data from human participants.
  • Experience with data analysis in R.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences is one of six schools within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. It is consistently ranked one of the top Schools of Psychology in Australia and was ranked 17th in the world in the 2022 QS global rankings. The School is undergoing vigorous growth and attracts some of the best students nationally and internationally to its broad range of accredited undergraduate, graduate, professional programs as well as its comprehensive research programs.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page. Part-time commitment will be considered for the right candidate.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit –https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katie Robertson via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 22nd October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0052826_Research Assistant_PD.pdf


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