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Research Fellow - Mental Health


Reference: 4053494

  • A fantastic opportunity to work with mental health collaborators around the world!
  • An opportunity to develop new projects as part of a global initiative in improving mental health
  • Flexible role a potential to work 4 days a week if preferred

The George' is 600+ people focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join The George Institute, addressing neurological and mental health issues globally.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for the running and conduct of the updates of two large Cochrane systematic reviews and participate in the set-up of a new randomised controlled trial. There will be opportunities to develop new projects with the goal of generating new, scalable solutions that can be combined with other secondary prevention strategies to improve mental health.

This role will involve working with academics across the organisation, including those in other George Institute offices, as well as groups outside the organisation. There is strong philosophy of collaboration and working as part of a team. The role may involve some national and international travel but this is not a key requirement.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Lead the update of two Cochrane systematic reviews on depression and stroke;
  • Work closely with the Mental Health Program team to complete existing projects;
  • Conduct research and development congruent with world best practice;
  • Facilitate access of research partners to high quality data;
  • Help coordinate research projects and work collaboratively across the institute and other research organisations;
  • Assist with the formulation and design of new research and development projects;
  • Facilitate the preparation of reports, journal publications and media outputs;
  • Contribute to local, national and international meetings of relevance to the area of research expertise and develop working partnerships with external research networks; and
  • Help with the preparation of budgets, reports and forecasts and work to meet budgetary targets as required.

Desired Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience in completing and publishing Cochrane reviews;
  • Experience with Cochrane and related software e.g. RevMan and Covidence;
  • Strong quantitative research skills;
  • Experience with Randomised Controlled Trials;
  • Experience using SAS or STATA statistical packages;
  • Experience in an academic or commercial research environment;
  • Experience in the publication and dissemination of written and electronic reports;
  • Adaptable and able to work in a dynamic environment; and
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment.
  • Medical, humanities or social science-related post-graduate qualification.
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate training in mental health would be an advantage but is not essential.

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

Please note that the working hours for this role is negotiable and we will consider suitable applicants on a part time basis (4 days per week) up to fill time hours.

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications Close: 02 Apr 2018