First listed on: 18 November 2022

  • Research position on a nationwide clinical trial at Swinburne University
  • Fulltime, fixed term position to December 2025 at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level B salary + 17% superannuation

About the Role
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our team with a central role in an exciting National Health and Medical Research Council-funded clinical trial examining digitally-supported psychological treatment for persisting hallucinations in psychosis/schizophrenia. The trial is comparing cognitive behavioural therapy with a new virtual reality-assisted therapy called avatar therapy, delivered across Australia via telehealth from our pioneering Voices Clinic.

The role will primarily be involved in co-ordination of the trial, alongside contributing to and developing research associated with this research program, student supervision and other research activities. The role will join a vibrant clinical research team committed to advancing psychological approaches to severe mental illness.

About You
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in research methods relevant to psychological treatment research
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to develop a good rapport with participants and clinical staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of ethical principles relevant to conducting research with clinical populations
  • Demonstrated research interest and experience in hallucinations, psychological interventions for psychosis and/or digital mental health

PhD in psychology or other relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

To view the Position Description and apply, please visit our careers webpage

Applications Close: Sunday 4th December 2022, 5pm

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