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Research Fellow in Youth Early Psychosis

University of Melbourne
  • Job no: 0050867
  • Work type: Fixed Term
  • Location: Parkville
  • Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
  • Salary: $105,232 - $124,958 (Level B)
  • Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super

Orygen is 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.

The Company has three Members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

The University of Melbourne has an agreement with Orygen for designated employees to be made available to undertake activities for Orygen, and this arrangement will apply to you. University employees working at Orygen are required at all times to continue to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, as well as to Orygen policies and procedures (including Orygen’s delegations of authority framework which can be found at http://orygen.org.au/), but the University’s policies and procedures shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency. For the period of participating in activities at Orygen, you will be subject to the reasonable control and direction of Orygen.  You consent to the University disclosing to Orygen your personal employment information solely for the purposes of facilitating your secondment to Orygen, and that such disclosure will not be a breach of any of your privacy rights.

Orygen is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow to join our Australian Early Psychosis Program (AEPP) team. The successful candidate will be specifically responsible for but not limited to:

  • Reviewing and inputting into the National Early Psychosis Registry design and process and Minimum dataset for early psychosis;
  • Collaborating with the Australian Early Psychosis Program and headspace National office and liaise around the headspace minimum dataset, fidelity measure and associated outcome and fidelity data collected by headspace;
  • Leading small projects using existing national hEP data to attempt to address clinical questions from the implementation team or the sites such as rates of transition to psychosis in UHR individuals and changes in Duration of Untreated Psychosis over time and by site;
  • Leading on practice area reviews where there is a relative lack of evidence base such as Blended Technology interventions and Peer Support work;
  • Assisting hEP Centres to be research ready including facilitating the review of quality of research studies proposed at the hEP sites.

This position will report to Associate Professor Andrew Thompson and Heather Stavely – Associate Director - Australian Early Psychosis Program.

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

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.

A position description is attached.

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