Associate Professor (Research) and Deputy Head of Department, Psychiatry

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2023

4 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

31 May 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job No.: 641059
Location: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Employment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.3) - Full-time (1.0)
Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: Pro-rata of $158,284 - $174,373 pa Level D (plus 17% employer superannuation)

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  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

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We value difference and diversity , and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

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The Opportunity

Department of Psychiatry, Central Clinical School, is based at Level 4, 607 St Kilda Road and is headed by Professor Jayashri Kulkarni (AM). The Department comprises clinical research, teaching and education, and administration personnel, as well as HDR and Honours students.

The Department is well known for its innovative and cutting-edge clinical research in Women’s Mental Health, translating basic science into new treatments for serious mental illness. The Department also has satellite sites at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern and at Peninsula Medical School.

This position provides academic and research leadership within the department and the incumbent will be expected to lead their own research program which should generate competitive research grants and funding, publications in peer reviewed journals and presentation of outcomes at national and international conferences and meetings. The position will also supervise postgraduate and higher degree research students.

In addition, the position will provide active support to the Head of Department, including representation at committees and in other forums associated with the Departments strategic goals. 

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for:

  • The conduct of independent research in which the academic may work as part of a team and the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research
  • Supervision of research-support and administrative staff
  • A major role in all aspects of major research projects including management and/or leadership of large research projects or teams
  • Supervision of the research of less senior research-only Academic staff
  • Promotion of research links with outside bodies
  • Preparation of research proposal submissions to external bodies
  • Responsibility for the oversight of financial management of grants
  • Involvement in professional activities including, subject to availability of funds, attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise
  • Occasional contributions to the teaching program within the field of the staff member's research
  • Supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects
  • Higher level research-related administrative functions
  • Some involvement in the development of research policy
  • Attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the organisational unit to which the research is connected and/or departmental, school and/or faculty meetings and a major role in planning and committee work

The candidate will have a current registration with the Australian Medical Board and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or a related Specialist College, as well as a doctoral qualification and/or recognised significant experience in the relevant discipline area.

If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily .

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Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director - Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, +61 3 9076 6924

Position Description

Associate Professor (Research) and Deputy Head of Department, Psychiatry

Closing Date

Wednesday 31 May 2023, 11:55pm AEST

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