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Research Fellow (Informatics)

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer, Tutor / Associate Lecturer

Research Fellow (Informatics)

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  • One of Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment
  • Location Sydney NSW Australia

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The Black Dog Institute is a Medical Research Institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney, and a global leader in translational mental health research. We harness the latest technology and other tools to quickly turn our world-class research findings into clinical services, education and e-health products that improve the lives of people with mental illness and the wider community. Our areas of strength include suicide prevention, emental health, workplace mental health, novel treatments and prevention in young people.

The Informatics Research Fellow sits within the Discovery and Innovation area of The Black Dog Institute and is a senior position within the Digital Dog (ehealth), leading the Living Lab Project and collaborating closely with the Future Proofing Trial Team. The Informatics Research Fellow will design and undertake analyses relevant to the research interests and contribute to the overall academic cultures of Black Dog Institute.

The Informatics Research Fellow reports to the Chief Scientist and has up to five direct reports. 

About the role

  • $105-$123p.a. plus (917% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 24 months Fixed Term position with possibility of renewal
  • Full-time


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

• Provide research, clinical and technical expertise for the development, delivery and evaluation of mental health treatment, prevention and wellbeing research interventions

• Design, develop and lead research ensuring all research is conducted to methodological and ethical standards

• Expand partner relationships with colleagues at other institutes and universities

• Collaborate effectively and maintain strong relationships with relevant researchers within the Institute, stakeholders and policy makers

• Provide scholarly supervision and mentor undergraduate, honours level and post graduate research students and actively provide guidance on research methods

• Contribute to reporting process of the project funding bodies

• Lead the preparation, research analysis and produce/contribute of conference abstracts and publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals;

• Attend meetings associated with the research project or work of the organisation unit at departmental and/or faculty meetings and/or provide membership of a limited number of committees

• Be involved in professional activities including, subject to availability of funds attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise

• Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility.


• A PhD in the area of e-health, informatics or a related discipline

• Qualifications in Health Informatics.

• Clinical experience and/or medical or health professional qualifications.

• Experience in e-mental health research and high-level quantitative analysis

• Experience in supervision and management of research assistants and research/project officers.

• Proven track record in publishing scientific research papers in a relevant area or field, and experience in grant writing and ethics submissions.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management, collaborators and members of the public.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently in a goal-directed manner yet collaboratively with other staff and external providers.

• Excellent time management and organisational skills with a proven ability to deal with multiple tasks, establish priorities and meet deadlines.

• Demonstrated academic leadership capabilities.

• Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

All candidates who wish to apply for the role must apply online



Dr Allison Salmon



Applications close:   11:00pm Tuesday 19th February 2019

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