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Research Fellow, Mental Wellbeing Initiatives

RMIT University - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Job no: 595080
Work type: Part time - Fixed term/Contract, Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Human Resources, Research, Health and Medicine, Research and Innovation

0.6 FTE Part-time, Fixed term contract until end of December 2021
Academic Level B ($98, 495 - 116, 965) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
About You

Working closely with the Program Lead and Senior Clinical Advisor, Mental Wellbeing Initiatives, to carry out exciting mental wellbeing research within the RMIT context. The Research Fellow will collaborate with the University of South Australia research partners to deliver the research, evaluation and reporting components of the Evaluation Framework for the Mental Wellbeing Strategic Action Plan (2020-2025).

Successful delivery of the research and evaluation will see the administration of an all of community Mental Wellbeing Survey. This and other key data will inform the development of co-designed Action Plans for staff and student wellbeing in Schools and Portfolios, as well as provide evidence-based guidance for organisation wide initiatives. The Research Fellow will work with the Research Team to further validate benchmarks of psychosocial safety climate measures for university students.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have, but not limited to:

A sound knowledge of mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention research, measures and approaches.
Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.
Experience in population level, programmatic and/or longitudinal evaluation/research
Ability to lead the collaborative implementation of research and evaluation projects in real-world settings.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a small team and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated skills in the use of information and communication technologies.
Strong statistical and data analysis skills using programs including excel and SPSS.
PhD or equivalent in relevant field

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

About the Department

Driven by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy and five-year Mental Wellbeing Strategic Action Plan (Plan), the RMIT Wellbeing team works to foster a more mentally healthy RMIT. Through evidence based strategic action RMIT Wellbeing aims:

To increase the proportion of students and staff who experience higher levels of mental wellbeing
To reduce student and staff exposure to avoidable risk factors within the learning and work environment and increase their resilience and social supports
To increase the proportion of students and staff who seek and obtain timely assistance for emerging or existing mental health conditions, and experience recovery.

The Mental Wellbeing program of work is guided by five key principals:

We create a continuum of intervention that help our people stay well, take early action and support recovery
We take an integrated approach to student and staff mental wellbeing while continuing to address the unique needs of diverse groups at RMIT
We embed mental wellbeing across all that we do
We promote mental wellbeing as a shared responsibility
We work across the student and staff lifecycle and align activities with the rhythm of the university.
About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

To Apply

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Dr Bronwyn Gresham on bronwyn.gresham@rmit.edu.au

Position Description_Research Fellow, Mental Wellbeing.pdf

Applications close on Thursday, 15th April at 11:55pm.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

Application close: 15 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Melbourne, VIC

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