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Associate Research Fellow (Ehealth Communications)

Deakin University - Geelong, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 507065
Work type: Part-time
Location: Geelong - City
Categories: Research, Health

Part-time (0.6) and fixed term for 6 months
Work from home arrangements available for duration of contract
Level A $70,293 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin’s School of Medicine works to enhance the communities we serve through outstanding clinical training and research. School staff participate in the Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (iMPACT) and work with our community partners to achieve world-class results.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Research Fellow (eHealth Communications) to join our research team dedicated to developing and evaluating digital mental health interventions. Demonstrated experience in the development of high quality eHealth content is essential for this important position.

The appointee will work with the support, guidance and supervision of the Digital Health Interventions Research Coordinator, who is an experienced researcher and clinically endorsed psychologist, and with input from the Director of iMPACT. This is a part-time (0.6) position which can be undertaken entirely on a work-from-home basis. In the future, depending on the University policy on safety during the pandemic, the appointee can select to work face-to-face at iMPACT in the Health and Education Research Building (HERB), University Hospital Geelong if they wish although this is not a requirement nor expectation.

Your key responsibilities will include:
Communicate and translate psychosocial concepts information, treatments and intervention techniques, etc. into understandable and engaging digital resources for adults with mental health problems and their family and friends
Play a central role in the design, development, formatting, editing, troubleshooting and updating of high quality eHealth content and applications on various research projects within the Digital Health Interventions team (e.g. DepressionAssist, BipolarWise and BipolarAssist)
Use a variety of mediums to deliver this health information (i.e., electronic, paper-based), platforms (i.e., smartphone, computer, etc.) and formats (i.e., videos, presentations, workbooks, information sheets, audio, graphic, etc.)
Assist with the co-ordination, training and supervision of web / app / elearn developers and other research assistants working on these digital projects
Assist with research-specific duties (e.g., ethics amendments, liaison with relevant individuals at the University and collaborating organisations, and preparation of funding applications)
Contribute to analysis, interpretation, preparation, and communication of findings of these digital trials in journal articles and presentations
Assist research participants who have trouble using aspects of the digital interventions

To be successful, you’ll have:
Post-graduate qualifications in psychology, social work or occupational therapy (i.e., Honours, Masters, or PhD), or training in the development and delivery of digital health information or programs to the public
Demonstrated ability to write high quality eHealth content
Experience in development and preparation of engaging written eHealth materials or online psychological programs
Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with research participants, colleagues, and representatives from Deakin University, Barwon Health, and external partners
Demonstrated ability to adhere to confidentiality and ethical requirements for clinical trials
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team

Applications for this position close on 22nd February.

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 resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Lesley Berk, Research Fellow (Digital Interventions), at, 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.

Advertised: 08 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 22 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Geelong, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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