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Senior Research Officer - Aboriginal Parent and Child Wellbeing

Telethon Kids Institute

The Opportunity

This opportunity is offered in accordance with section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who meet the selection criteria for this role will be prioritised for appointment.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to apply your research experience in a mental health setting, your interest in working with Aboriginal young people and their families as well as your outstanding project management skills!

Working closely with our research and project teams you will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of this new study, including:

  • Obtaining ethics to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Recruiting and engaging with participants.
  • Monitor study progress and ensuring compliance with the study protocol.
  • Collect, manage and analyse complex and sensitive data.
  • Produce high-quality research outputs.
  • Build strong relationships with all stakeholders across the program, including Aboriginal communities.

You will be directly supported by lead researchers and have a chance to develop your leadership skills by mentoring and supervising research staff involved in this project.

Conveniently located within the Perth Children’s Hospital, this part-time (0.8FTE) opportunity will be offered for three years in the first instance.

About You

This position is well suited to someone passionate about improving mental health outcomes, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families.

The key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline, such as psychology, public health, implementation science.
  • Evidence of research experience in a relevant mental health discipline, preferable in child and youth mental health research and/or trauma, including evidence of academic writing (grants submissions/reports, ethics submissions/reports, and publications).
  • Demonstrated experience in providing health or other information to communities, families and individuals in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to a high performing team and to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with and respect diverse peoples, including Aboriginal, culturally diverse and gender diverse people.

We are driving inclusion and diversity as part of the way we work and embrace the diverse career and life experiences of our staff. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application. We also encourage you to address any career disruptions (if applicable) you may have had in your cover letter.

About Us

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences, foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion, and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations where required.

Some of our staff benefits include:

  • Additional annual leave over Christmas and Easter.
  • Save on tax and increase your take home pay by salary packaging up to $15,899 of Living Expenses and up to $2,650 on Entertainment Benefits each FBT year.
  • World leader in child health research.
  • Early and Mid-Career Researcher Mentoring Program.
  • Various initiatives providing strategic support to researchers, including funding support.
  • Extensive health and wellbeing program with weekly events.
  • Flexible work options and hybrid working.
  • Modern offices and end of trip facilities, including sit to stand desks.
  • Access to Corporate Health Insurance.
  • Staff purchasing discounts including travel, IT Hardware and stationery.

A position description is attached.

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