Research Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience

University of Melbourne

Job no: 0056984
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Level A/B– Level A $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. or Level B $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Pioneering research in early psychotic illness biomarkers and innovative treatment approaches.
  • Opportunity to lead EEG data collection and make a significant impact in mental health research.
  • 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
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a dedicated research fellow to play a pivotal role in groundbreaking projects aimed at revolutionising the treatment of early psychotic illnesses. You will have the chance to lead EEG data collection, collaborate with a dynamic research and clinical team, and contribute to scientific advancements that can positively impact the lives of individuals with psychosis. Join our team and be part of a culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, and meaningful contributions to the field of mental health research.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in research independently and as a member of a research team, including supporting a researcher with lived experience.
  • Contribute to data collection and analysis, primarily ensuring high quality EEG data collection and state-of-the-art analysis.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of study data and participant information and consent procedures, as well as maintaining confidential files and reports.

Who We Are Looking For
You are the ideal candidate if you excel in research administration, boasting impeccable organisation, problem-solving, and data management skills. Your exceptional communication abilities foster seamless research collaboration and engagement.

You will also have:

  • PhD in relevant area
  • Strong evidence of ability and desire to build an academic career trajectory
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and analyse EEG data
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate scholarly research through public presentations or University level forums

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

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Center for Youth Mental Health
The Center for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne is a hub of innovative research and leadership in the field of youth mental health. As a candidate, joining our team means being part of a pioneering academic and administrative structure dedicated to transforming the future of youth mental health. You will have the opportunity to manage NHMRC and ARC Grants, contributing to the significant impact we make.

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
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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 any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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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

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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


Position Description

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