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Research Assistant

University of Melbourne
  • Fixed term
  • Parkville 
  • $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)
  • Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super

A Research Assistant is required to help co-ordinate a new NHMRC funded study looking for new biomarkers to guide treatment selection in early psychotic illness. Currently, nearly all medications for treatment of psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia target dopamine neurotransmission, but they tend to be ineffective for negative and cognitive symptoms. Even for positive symptoms, a significant minority of people show limited or no improvement on these treatments. We aim to find ways to give early indication of which treatments will suit which person, and therefore reduce the time taken to prescribe effective medication.

This appointment based at Orygen is an exciting opportunity to work with the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love!

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

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

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

For full position information and to apply, click Apply Now.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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