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Postdoctoral Fellow – Black Dog Institute

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Associate Lecturer

Why your role matters

  • Strongly supportive environment for early career researchers
  • Full-time (35 hours week), 12-month fixed-term contract position
  • $78,890 - $105,185 ($98,342 min with a PhD) + 17% superannuation + leave loading

Optimise project explores how artificial intelligence can improve clinical trials by identifying effective treatments faster and with fewer participants. The first AI-powered randomised controlled trial, the ‘Vibe Up Study’, will identify the most effective brief app-based treatments for psychological distress in university students across Australia. You will provide research expertise for the delivery and evaluation of mental health treatment, prevention, and wellbeing interventions, as well as support study development including the ethical approval process; conducting research under limited supervision; and collaborate effectively and maintain strong relationships with relevant stakeholders. 

The Organisation

The Black Dog Institute (BDI) at UNSW is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental disorders. The institute focuses on creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness. Scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments; and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.  

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.  If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have a PhD in clinical psychology, psychology, public health, medicine or a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience, as well as understanding of the application of psychotherapeutic approaches in the design of digital mental health interventions, and strong research skills.

To apply:  If contributing to research in digital health interventions is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience nominated in the Position Description. 


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11.55pm, Sunday 24th October 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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