Centre for Youth Mental Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Salary: $66,809 - $90,657 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
(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.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the REDUCE trial.
This is an NHMRC-funded randomised-controlled trial looking at
whether reducing the dosage of antipsychotic medication for people
recovering from their first episode of psychosis can lead to them having
better functional recovery outcomes.
You will be responsible for recruiting trial participants, conducting
interviews and assessments, collecting and recording accurate study
data and developing and maintaining effective working relationships with
a range of stakeholders.
You will have a postgraduate degree (Honours, Masters or doctoral
degree) in behavioural or social sciences or a related discipline or
substantial progress towards a PhD, a strong interest in youth-onset
mental health disorders and mental health interventions, an ability to
apply research methodologies and quantitative/qualitative data analysis,
experience of conducting interviews and excellent communication and
time management skills.
If you're interested in developing your academic career within a
dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment, we'd love to hear from you.
Indigenous Australian applicants are encouraged to apply.
date: 2 Apr 2017
Position Description and Selection
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the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria
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