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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Black Dog Institute

UNSW Medicine



  • Research applying artificial intelligence in evaluating digital mental health interventions
  • Full time (35 hours/week) Fixed term for 24 months
  • Level A: $77K-$103K Plus superannuation and leave loading

The Black Dog Institute is a Medical Research Institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney, and a global leader in translational mental health research. The Institute harnesses 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.  

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for working with Black Dog Institute researchers on one of its competitive research grants applying artificial intelligence to the evaluation of digital mental health interventions. The main responsibilities include: providing research and clinical expertise for the development, delivery and evaluation of mental health treatment, prevention and wellbeing interventions; supporting study development including the ethical approval process; conducting research under limited supervision; and, collaboratively effectively and maintaining strong relationships with relevant researchers within the Institute, stakeholders and policy makers.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A PhD thesis in the area of clinical psychology, public health, medicine or a related discipline
  • Strong understanding of the application of psychotherapeutic approaches in the design of digital mental health interventions and experience in high-level quantitative analysis
  • Experience in the development and successful implementation and evaluation of clinical trials, particularly those involving digital health technologies
  • A track record in publishing scientific research papers in a relevant area or field, and experience in grant writing and ethics submissions
  • Track record in successfully preparing and securing ethics and related approvals for clinical research projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability liaise and maintain great working relationships with all staff and students

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Download File PD-Postdoc Fellow 499959.pdf

Contact: Dr Kit Huckvale, Research Fellow


Application close: 24th September 2020

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