Research Fellow - Suicide Prevention

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Join us at Curtin University to make a real impact as a Research Fellow supporting a Suicide Prevention Project.

  • 110,442 – 130,829 (ALB) pro-rata plus 17% superannuation
  • Fixed term (until April 2029), full-time position (1.0 FTE)
  • Opportunity for ongoing career development
Job Reference: 1198924
Your new role

Are you passionate about mental health awareness and prevention initiatives? Do you have a strong background in research and a desire to make a meaningful impact in this field? If so, we are looking for a dedicated and motivated individual to join our team as a Research Fellow. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research aimed at understanding and preventing suicide.

The Partnership Project aims to facilitate mental health awareness and prevention initiatives, provide student-focused support for at-risk students, and provide staff training to implement a real whole-of-university approach from prevention to post-intervention. In addition, the project will address the critical need for suicide prevention efforts at a community level, reducing the significant distress and burden that each youth suicide brings.

Key responsibilities, but not limited to:
  • Manage ethics applications, reporting, and oversee projects.
  • Conduct research on mental health awareness and suicide prevention initiatives.
  • Collect and analyse data related to mental health programs and interventions.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of mental health awareness campaigns.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design and evaluate suicide prevention strategies.
  • Prepare research reports and publications for dissemination.
  • Conduct research translation activities with stakeholders and key partners.
  • Supervise Honours research projects and co-supervise HDR students.
  • Develop your own research program in mental health including publishing high-quality journals.
Selection Criteria
  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of a record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of quality and impact of research outputs/creative works including journal ranking, citation indices, patents awarded, reputation and standing of publishing house or other outlets, independent review from distinguished scholars or critics, or equivalent esteem measures as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Commitment to quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise HDR students
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications.
  • Experience in suicide prevention research

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Penelope Hasking via [email protected]

About us

Curtin School of Population Health

Curtin’s School of Population Health is a comprehensive academic school that delivers a range of undergraduate courses and numerous specialist courses in nutrition, dietetics, public health and psychology. The School is recognised nationally and internationally for research excellence, including in the area of nutrition and dietetics ranked well above world standard.

Why Choose Curtin?

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

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Join us!

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted above) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

Applications close: Saturday, 27 April 2024, at 10:00 pm AWST
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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