Research Fellow in Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research
University of Melbourne
In January 2009 the University of Melbourne established a new Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, where the academic and professional staff who are provided to Orygen are now based. All NHMRC and ARC Grants to be used for Orygen activities are managed within CYMH.
The creation of this academic and administrative structure reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this field of inquiry and knowledge, and its growing scientific and practical breadth and significance. This is only the fourth such supra-departmental structure to be created in the Faculty and there is no parallel to date anywhere else in Australia.
The Chair of the Centre for Youth Mental Health is Professor Patrick McGorry. Reporting arrangements are through the University of Melbourne structure with a direct report to Professor Jane Gunn, Dean of the Faculty.
About the Role The Mood and Anxiety Disorders research program focuses on learning and understanding more about depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety in young people and how best to treat it. The range of research is broad; ranging from clinical neuroscience identifying mechanisms underlying mood and anxiety disorders to trialling new treatments, including psychological, pharmaceutical, digital and brain stimulation treatments.
Make a leading contribution to the conduct of research studies within the mood and anxiety disorders program, including analysis of clinical, cognitive, genetic, neuroimaging, and biological data. A range of statistical methods will be used for this purpose.
Contribute to grant applications in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders research program. The successful applicant will also be supported in applying for grant funding, such as fellowships, to support their own independent research.
Active participation in some public outreach activities relating to research.
Actively participate at meetings and contribute to planning activities or committee work to build capacity
About You You will possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and capacity to initiate, manage and maintain partnerships and collaborations. You will have demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team to meet agreed deadlines and achieve project goals. You will bring your demonstrated independent and/or team-based research in youth mental health.
You will also have:
PhD or substantial progress towards PhD in relevant area
Strong evidence of ability and desire to build an academic career trajectory, including track record of publishing in scientific journals and participation in research projects and grants
Demonstrated ability to supervise or co-supervise and mentor undergraduate, honours and/or PhD students
Excellent statistical skills with demonstrated ability to expertly apply research methodologies and quantitative data analysis (e.g. in R, SPSS, SAS, MATLAB and/or MPlus). Preferably some experience with machine learning methods or pattern classification analysis
To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.