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Research Fellow, Digital Interventions

Apply now Job no: 495763
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - City
Categories: Health

  • Geelong based
  • 12 Months FTE
  • RES_B $97,398 - $115,199 + 17% Superannuation

The Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (iMPACT) is a multidisciplinary strategic research centre that investigates clinical, epidemiological and basic research with a translational focus. We contribute to the understanding of the aetiology and impact of psychiatric, musculoskeletal, metabolic and other health disorders. iMPACT is the newly formed Institute within the Faculty of Health and is located in Geelong.

The Research Fellow will initiate and conduct research in the area of online psychosocial interventions to improve outcomes for people with mental health problems and their carers. Their research will involve developing and experimenting novel digital programs and resources, and finding implementation strategies to reach those in need.

This is a 12 Months fixed term contract based out of Geelong HERB centre.

Your key responsibilities will include and not limited to:

  • Undertake high quality research using both qualitative and quantitative methods to iteratively develop and trial digital psychosocial programs for people with bipolar disorder, depression and related mental health conditions and their carers.
  • As a registered psychologist, apply considerable research and clinical knowledge and experience to develop and trial digital psychosocial interventions.
  • Prepare and develop grant applications relating to the project(s), and contribute to the preparation, or where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.
  • Conduct research and engage in scholarly publication, personally and in research teams and prepare findings/results for oral and written communication, producing or contributing to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research.
  • Writing engaging psychosocial content for digital interventions, and intervention manuals.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant field.
  • A registered psychologist with clinical endorsement.
  • Experience in conducting psychotherapy with clients with bipolar and depressive disorders and their families or carers.
  • Publications, conference papers, funding or professional or technical contributions, which give evidence of research ability and post-doctoral experience.
  • Experience in developing and trialling psychosocial interventions in the digital area.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with research clients, collaborators and external partners.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD Research Fellow Digital Interventions.pdf

Applications for this position close on 18 November 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact deakinrecruit@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.


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