Tipping Point Project Manager

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 14 Jul 2024

  • Prime opportunity to support mental health research through the Centre for Mental Health and Brain Sciences.
  • Fixed Term for 5 years and full-time position in a central Hawthorn location.
  • Staff benefits include discount study fees and options for hybrid work.

About the Role
Join the School of Health Sciences and the Centre for Mental Health and Brain Sciences in a primary appointment for a 5-year Wellcome Trust-funded research project (2024-2018) focused on predicting relapse in individuals with bipolar disorder. Reporting to Professor Greg Murray, Director of Mood Disorder Research and Practice, the Project Manager will oversee the coordination of a multi-study project spanning Australia, New Zealand, India, and Germany.

Responsibilities include managing the projects four work packages, supervising project staff, collaborating with international study leads, overseeing budgets, and ensuring timely completion of the project’s Australian study. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in mental health research, with the ability to build professional networks globally.

This role offers the opportunity to lead a dynamic international clinical research team, contribute to scientific publications, and make a significant impact in the field of mental health research. Apply now to be part of this innovative and challenging project. 

For more information about the role, please see the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

About You 
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the following key accountabilities: 

  • Completed large-scale research projects in clinical psychology or psychiatry.
  • Experience recruiting participants with a mental health diagnosis.
  • Experience conducting clinical trials or cohort studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to flexibly respond to and independently address unexpected challenges emerging in completion of a large-scale research project.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.


  • Degree in psychology or related discipline
  • Post graduate training in psychology or related discipline (preferred)

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. 

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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For more information about this role, please contact Eve at [email protected]

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

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected] .

Applications Close:   Sunday July 14th at 11pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan .

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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