21 Sep
University of Melbourne

21 Sep

University of Melbourne


Postdoctoral researcher with expertise in data analysis, web analytics and data science sought for an exciting project in digital youth mental health

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Working side-by-side with young people, our partners and one another, we’re redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care.

The Company has three Members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

The University of Melbourne has an agreement with Orygen for designated employees to be made available to undertake activities for Orygen, and this arrangement will apply to you.

University employees working at Orygen are required at all times to continue to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, as well as to Orygen policies and procedures, but the University’s policies and procedures shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency. For the period of participating in activities at Orygen, you will be subject to the reasonable control and direction of Orygen. You consent to the University disclosing to Orygen your personal employment information solely for the purposes of facilitating your secondment to Orygen, and that such disclosure will not be a breach of any of your privacy rights.

We are currently seeking applications for a part-time (0.6 - 0.8 FTE) Research Fellow to support the implementation and evaluation of our Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) platform into a range of clinical services both nationally and internationally. Based at Parkville, you will initially commence working from home. As such a reliable internet connection will be required.

This role will lead the development of an analytics infrastructure for MOST systems, as well as the analysis of these data, and to contribute to the development and execution of the implementation data analysis plan, including A/B testing, web experiments and analysis of complex multifactorial health datasets.

This opportunity offers exciting possibilities in developing a deeper understanding of health care delivery, implementation science, technologies for mental health and blended therapy models to craft unique research ideas in these particular domains.

As the Research Fellow, you will specifically be responsible for but not limited to:

- Working collaboratively with other Orygen Digital members on setting up an analytics framework that connects to the MOST systems and provides relevant intelligence on their operation.

- Constructing web experiments.

- Extracting and analysing usage data from the MOST database.

- Contributing autonomously to core research outputs and grants, and identifying sources of funding to support individual/collaborative projects.

- Analysing psychometric and participant evaluation data.

- Providing information to inform on practice, decision making and improvements to MOST.

- Developing research ideas/plans and leading implementation and analyses.

- Providing effective supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects and supervising or co-supervising Research Higher Degree and Honours students.

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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