Senior Research Officer

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    10 hours ago
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The primary purpose of this position is to undertake research led by the Policy and Epidemiology Group at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research.
Specifically, the role involves coordinating and managing work on the development of system dynamics models of mental health outcomes in Queensland populations impacted by extreme weather events.

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Brisbane – West,Ipswich region
  • Contact Name: Kristy-lee Byrnes
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 25-JAN-21

About the role

Lead and conduct research activities related to system dynamics modelling and ethics application, whilst building and maintaining collegial relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external.

About You

The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Advanced knowledge of research codes of practice and ability to apply ethical guidelines in research behaviour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated track record of developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with mental health stakeholders.
  • Skilled in system dynamics modelling methods and processes used in public health or social science research.
  • Experience of working with people with mental illness would be an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel within Queensland, as appropriate.
  • Actively contribute to developing and maintaining a culture where staff are vigilant to risks to themselves, their co-workers, clients and visitors (including health and safety, business and operational risks).
  • Actively participate in the Health Service 1:1 conversation process.

About Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research

Established in 1987, the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) is Queensland’s premier mental health research facility. The work conducted at QCMHR aims to reduce the level of disability associated with mental illness through research which leads to more effective mental health services and interventions, the identification and reduction of risk factors, and the development of researchers in the field of mental health.

Based at The Park – Centre for Mental Health, QCMHR is hosted by MHSS within the West Moreton Health Service. It maintains a strong partnership with The University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Public Health, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners.

Key priority areas for QCMHR research include:

  • Policy and Epidemiology;
  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Forensic Mental Health;
  • Social Inclusion and Recovery;
  • Epidemiology and Clinical Trials;
  • Psychiatric Genomics; and
  • Developmental Neurobiology

QCMHR is located at Dawson House, The Park – Centre for Mental Health, Wacol.

Vaccination Preventable Disease
This role is designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role’. You must be able to provide evidence that you either:

  • have been vaccinated against the VPD’s listed in the role description; or
  • you are not susceptible to the VPD’s listed in the role description.

You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role. More information and evidence forms can be found at here.

17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.