University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Australia

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Job no: 0061465 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences School: Psychological Sciences Salary: Level A – $101,460 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead a randomised controlled trial for psychological intervention for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, collaborating with a survivor-led charitable partner.

  • Engage in impactful research, directly contributing to survivors' well- being, utilizing trauma-informed practices, and gaining diverse experience in intervention delivery.

  • 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 The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences seeks a post-doctoral research fellow to lead a randomised controlled trial on a novel psychological intervention for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. The role involves collaboration with a survivor-led charitable partner, direct work with survivors, managing recruitment, conducting assessments, interviews, data collection, and manuscript writing, while adhering to trauma-informed practices and supporting the school's ethos and University policies.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting and coordinating data collection activities.

  • Identifying risk scenarios and triaging appropriately, with supervision from a clinical psychologist.

  • Participating in research independently and as a member of a research team.

  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with the charitable partner.

  • Who We Are Looking For The successful candidate will possess a background in trauma-related mental health, demonstrating flexibility, independence, and effective collaboration skills. Strong communication and engagement abilities, genuine commitment to co-producing research with those with lived experience, experience in standardised assessments, as well as a desire for a psychology career trajectory, are essential.

    You will also have:

  • A postgraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline.

  • Background and experience in trauma-related mental health, and ability to work in a trauma-informed manner.

  • High degree of independence, flexibility, and responsiveness to changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to independent and team-based research.

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

    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, ranked among the top schools of psychology in Australia and globally, offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a profound impact in the field. With a focus on excellence in research and teaching, the School attracts exceptional students and fosters a vibrant community of academic, teaching, and research professionals. Collaborative research links with prestigious institutions and departments further enrich the academic environment.

    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 reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    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 https:// about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett 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.

    Advertised: 06 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 05 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Job details

    Title

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

    Employer

    University of Melbourne

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 05, 2024

    Job type

    Postdoc

    Field

    Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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