Monash University

Monash University

Research Fellow - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study


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Research Fellow - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD)


Job No.: 663675

Location: 607 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Opportunity

    Are you passionate about understanding the complexities of adolescent mental health? We're seeking a motivated researcher to join our project focused on identifying neuroimaging predictors of future non-suicidal self-injury using the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study dataset.

    As a Researcher, you will have the opportunity to work with a large longitudinal dataset and contribute to ground-breaking research in adolescent mental health. Responsibilities include processing and analysing existing ABCD data, as well as writing up and publishing findings. You'll also have access to advanced training, mentorship opportunities, and support for developing your independent research program.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research independently or as part of a team, producing conference papers and publications
  • Attend conferences and seminars in the field of expertise
  • Perform limited administrative functions related to research
  • Contribute to teaching related to research projects
  • Design experiments and operate advanced laboratory equipment
  • Attend meetings associated with research and organizational units
  • Provide advice to postgraduate students within your research field
  • Key Selection Criteria:

  • Doctoral qualification in psychology, neuroscience, or a relevant discipline
  • Strong analytical and manuscript preparation skills with a track record of research publications
  • Ability to solve complex problems with innovation and discretion
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office and scripting/programming languages (bash, MATLAB, python)
  • Familiarity with neuroimaging processing and analysis, including fMRI
  • Interest in non-suicidal self-injury, suicide, or emotion dysregulation
  • Knowledge of ICH-GCP principles
  • If you're ready to make a substantial impact in adolescent mental health research, apply now and become part of a team dedicated to advancing our understanding of mental health disorders in young people.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities –#ChangeIt with us.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Dr Lisanne Jenkins, Senior Research Fellow, Multidisciplinary Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), [email protected], +61 3 9076 6585

    Position Description

    Research Fellow - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study

    Closing Date

    Wednesday 1 May 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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    Job details


    Research Fellow - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study


    Monash University




    April 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 01, 2024

    Job type



    Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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