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Associate Research Fellow, Psychologist

Apply now Job no: 501557
Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible, Geelong - City
Categories: Health

  • Full-time Fixed term (or part-time based on job share arrangements) until 31 December 2020
  • RES_141 (70,293 – 94,497) + 17% Superannuation

The Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (iMPACT) sits within the Faculty of Health and is based in Geelong. This job, however, can be done entirely on a work from home basis.  We are currently seeking an Associate Research Fellow to join a team of clinical researchers and help make a difference to the wellbeing of people affected by mental health problems. This role will give you the opportunity to apply your exceptional writing and psychotherapy skills to develop novel psychosocial interventions. The team is led by an experienced clinical psychologist and psychiatrist, and you will be work with international experts in the field.  

Your key responsibilities will include, and not be limited to:

  • Writing content for psychological interventions, research grant applications and journal articles.
  • Assisting with research projects, collaborations and partnerships to develop and evaluate psychosocial interventions.
  • Overseeing digital development via collaboration with web/app/eLearn developers.
  • Helping to train and supervise research assistants who are part of the team working on these projects.
  • Prepare findings/results for oral and written communication, produce or contribute to the production of conference and seminar papers.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Recognised qualification as a psychologist (registered with APHRA or recently graduated and close to registration)  
  • Proven ability to write high-quality content for clients affected by mental health problems.
  • Strong clinical skills as a psychologist and familiarity with adapting a number of psychotherapy approaches to clients, such as at least two of the following: CBT, behavioural activation, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, DBT, ACT, MBCT, interpersonal therapy/IPSRT, solution focussed therapy or wellbeing therapy.
  • Ability to conduct both individual and group therapy, and use clinical judgement and established study protocols to manage risk and adverse events.
  • Research experience and skills that are sufficient to take an active role in helping to run a clinical trial and supervise research assistants.
  • Experience in writing and developing face-to-face or online psychosocial programs would be highly desirable.

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

Download File Position Description - Associate Research Fellow Psychologist.pdf

Applications for this position close on 11 June 2020.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Lesley Berk on l.berk@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

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 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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