Several post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Melbourne, Australia, one of the leading universities in the world

Scholarship: fully-funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: Australia
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The University of Melbourne, founded in 1853 in Melbourne, Australia, is a public research university, a member of the Pacific Rim Association of Universities, the Asia-Pacific Consortium for International Trade Education and Research, the International University Climate Consortium, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Eight Australian Universities, a member of AACSB and EQUIS, and a founding member and secretariat of Universitas 21. It is a founding member and secretariat of the Universitas 21 consortium. The University of Melbourne is the only university in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere to be ranked in the world’s top 50 in all four major international university rankings and is regarded as the ‘number one university in the Southern Hemisphere’.

 Available Subjects:

Position 1: Senior Researcher (Post Traumatic Mental Health)

Job Number: 0030774

Location: Parkville

Role Type: Full time, 12 month fixed term

Faculty: Medical, Dental and Health Sciences

Department: Phoenix, Australia – Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health Ltd – Department of Psychiatry

Salary: Grade C – $140,433 – $161,926 per annum plus 17% super.

About the role

The Senior Fellow is an excellent opportunity to work with Phoenix Australia, the National Centre of Excellence for Post Traumatic Mental Health, part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. Our mission is to build the capacity of individuals, communities and organisations to understand, prevent, reduce and recover from the adverse mental health effects of trauma. We are particularly interested in researchers who can lead a group of researchers in developing a trauma-related mental health research program in specific populations, including

  • l Aboriginal people
  • l People who have experienced domestic violence
  • l culturally and linguistically diverse populations; or
  • l child/youth trauma mental health research.

We will consider researchers with broader experience of trauma-related mental health in other populations.

  • Your responsibilities will include
  • l Developing and effectively implementing a trauma mental health research programme in one of the above populations
  • l Developing and facilitating strong and productive research collaborations
  • l Leading research projects that are aligned with Phoenix Australia’s strategic objectives and consistent with Phoenix Australia’s mission and goals.

Deadline for applications: 25 May 2023
Application link:

Position 2: LIME Network Senior Researcher

Job Number: 0059451

Location: Parkville

Role Type: Full time/part-time to be negotiated; fixed term until June 2024
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Grade C – $140,433 – $161,926 pa (pro rata) plus 17% super

About the role

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced senior researcher to join the LIME network and contribute to the development of academic research in Indigenous health and health professional education. The role offers the opportunity to make a significant impact in the field, working with a values-driven team that promotes collaboration, compassion, respect, integrity and accountability.The LIME Network is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace and welcomes applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements.

Your responsibilities will include

  • l Leading the LIME Network’s research and scholarship to advance knowledge and practice in Indigenous health and health professional education through significant international contributions.
  • l Independently lead research and work as part of a research team to ensure that research is conducted using appropriate research protocols, quality standards, research ethics and benchmarks.
  • l Continue to support educators in the delivery of Indigenous health in the medical curriculum through the establishment of professional development programs that make a significant contribution to the delivery of educational programs to support the teaching and learning of Indigenous health in medical education.

Deadline: 17 May 2023
Application link:

Position 3: Suicide Prevention Researcher

Job Number: 0059249

Location: Parkville

Role Type: Part-time (0.6-0.8 EFT); 12-month fixed term

Faculty: Medical, Dental and Health Sciences

Department/Faculty: Adolescent Mental Health Centre

Salary: A Level – $77,171 – $104,717 pa (pro rata) plus 17% super

About the role

Orygen’s Suicide Prevention Research Team aims to prevent youth suicide by increasing access to care, building evidence and empowering young people. A researcher is required to conduct a large-scale evaluation of Orygen’s newly established aftercare service for those with suicidal ideation and/or self-harm, the Hospital Outreach Post-suicide Engagement (O-HOPE) programme. The Fellow will be responsible for establishing the evaluation framework to refine the research protocol and will then be involved in all aspects of project development and implementation, assisting with quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and publication writing.

Your responsibilities will include

l Participating in the research independently and working as part of the research team.
l Articulating the research questions, clarifying the level of stakeholder engagement and refining the evaluation methodology based on the evaluation framework and project logic.
l Documenting and maintaining data collection, identifying data sources, implementing consent procedures and liaising internally with key stakeholders.
l Contribute to data analysis using specialist quantitative and data analysis software such as NVivo and SPSS and/or Stata and/or R.

Who we are looking for

You will have a strong interest in adolescent mental health disorders and interventions. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to contribute to research and outcomes, including papers, conference proceedings and translational outcomes, and be able to work independently or as part of a team.

You will also have

l a postgraduate degree (Honours, MSc or PhD) in a behavioural or social science discipline