Research Fellow Grade 2


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Melbourne - Burwood, Vic 



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Work for the Faculty of Health, School of Psychology

Deakin's School of Psychology is one of the largest and most progressive psychology departments in Australia. We are one of five Schools within the Faculty of Health.
Based at Melbourne - Burwood and one day a week at Odyssey House, Richmond.

  • Level B $97,397 + 17% Superannuation
  • Fulltime contract until October 2020

As a Research Fellow, you will be required to oversee and manage the development and delivery of a relationship intervention for individuals in treatment for alcohol and drug problems, conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the intervention, supervise postgraduate students or junior staff, publish peer-reviewed papers and contribute to attracting research funding in the area of Alcohol and Drug problems with a specific focus on the facilitation of healthy and positive intimate partner relationships.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to;

  • Partnership development between Odyssey House and CEDAAR, Deakin University as well as links with relevant partner organisations
  • Managing the development, implementation and evaluation of a relationship intervention delivered at Odyssey House Victoria
  • Building research capacity in the partner organisation.
  • Contributing to research, scholarly publications and the generation of research funding.

Developing related collaborative research projects, including those with junior colleagues and postgraduate students relevant to Alcohol and Drug treatment and prevention, incorporating a focus on relationship issues.

To be successful, you’ll have

  • PhD/Doctorate in a relevant psychology field (or equivalent health field).
  • Ability and experience in conducting intervention/evaluation research in Alcohol and Drug treatment or relevant sector.
  • Experience in supervising research students and/or junior staff.
  • Experience of working as a productive member of a research team.
  • A publication record based on research or practice in highly respected journals in either the alcohol and other drug, mental health, forensic or partner relationship research area.
  • Experience in co-writing research grants or industry research applications.
  • Preferably you will have knowledge and experience in working with the AOD, mental health or forensic service system.

For a copy of the position description, please see below: Download File PD, Research Fellow Grade 2.pdf

Applications for this position close on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Petra Staiger on +61 3 92446876 or [email protected] or Professor Peter Miller [email protected]

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.


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Deakin University 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125
Burwood, Vic, Australia

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