Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Youth Mental Health

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Contract/Temp
Reference: 167/0218

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Synergy Research and Development Group
Faculty of Medicine
Reference no. 167/0218


  • Work with The Synergy Research and Development Group (R&D Group) at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Utilise your extensive experience in health and medical research design, ethics and clinical trial governance
  • Full-time, fixed term for 12 months with possibility of further extension, remuneration package: $120-$143K p.a, which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

This is an exciting role that will contribute to technology-enabled mental health service reform for better outcomes for people with lived mental health experience, their families and supportive others, health professional and service providers in Australia through applied research and development.

The Synergy Research and Development Group (R&D Group) at the Brain and Mind Centre is responsible for scoping, designing, implementing and delivering Project Synergy research trials which aim to develop (and redevelop) the Synergy Online System across different population groups and service settings – including Veterans and their families, young people, older adults and young children. Project Synergy (2017-20), is administered by InnoWell which is a propriety limited Australian company focused on delivering technology-enabled mental health and wellbeing solutions. The R&D Group is led by Chief Scientific Advisor and supported by Director, Research Design and Analytics and Director, Clinical and Service Implementation. Over a three-year period, Project Synergy aims to further develop digital mental health in Australia, through research and implementation science trials, working in partnership with key Australian mental health service organisations.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  To ensure success you will have:

  • a PhD in clinical psychology or related field from a leading university
  • clinical expertise and experience working with young people and/or within mental health services
  • experience in health and medical research design, ethics and clinical trial governance (including understanding of Good Clinical Practice, regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines) and trial implementation and management.
  • applied research experience with young people or youth mental health services (desirable).
  • experience with e-Health technologies and platforms that support health care and management for young people (desirable).
  • experience in data management and statistical analysis
  • proven teamwork and relationship building skills including stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • capacity to work in a multidisciplinary research team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.


We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.


For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Melanie Leshetz on 02 02 8627 1220 or>


Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.


Closing date: 11.30pm 2 May 2018


The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment


Candidate Information Pack