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Postgraduate Research Fellowships


University of Melbourne Research Assistant

The Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health seeks a Research Assistant with a strong interest in mental health research and a high level of academic achievement. The role will contribute to identifying Australian priorities in child mental health research, to inform the work of the Growing Minds Australia Clinical Trials Network. You will be responsible for systematically analysing the content of current Australian research in child mental health and undertaking a Delphi expert consensus study. There will also be opportunities for involvement in other projects.

Who’s eligible

  • A Bachelor (Honours) or Masters Degree relevant to mental health, with a high level of academic achievement
  • Knowledge of child mental health, parenting and other interventions
  • Experience and technical skills in research and evaluation


  • FT, Fixed-term for 1 year, Level A
  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

Applications closeSunday 19 March

For more information please visit the Job page
or contact growing-minds-australia@sydney.edu.au


Postgraduate scholarship for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in child and youth mental health.


We’re seeking to engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates who would value a research scholarship to work in child and youth mental health research, with a focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community needs. We’re offering up to $35,950 per annum plus project costs, to $50,000 in total, for three years.

This scholarship is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund grant MRF2006438 under the Million Minds Mission, and is supported by the University of Sydney, School of Psychology.


This scholarship may be awarded as either a primary or supplementary scholarship.

The primary scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney RTP rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The supplementary scholarship will cover additional project costs of up to $14,050 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Who’s eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be enrolled in a full-time  PhD within the School of Psychology at the Faculty of Science
  • be willing to conduct research in child and youth mental health consistent with the core activities of Growing Minds Australia
  • hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or a master’s degree in a related field with a substantial research component
  • apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships
  • hold a primary stipend scholarship to be eligible for the supplementary scholarship
  • have a research member of Growing Minds Australia based at the University of Sydney as a primary research supervisor
  • hold or willing to apply for a Working with Children Check (WWC), where necessary.
For more information please visit the University of Sydney scholarships website, or get in touch with us at growing-minds-australia@sydney.edu.au.





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