The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use provides a world-first synergy of leading prevention, early intervention and treatment research and translation programs in substance use and mental disorders. The Matilda Centre brings together researchers in broad fields to share skills, integrate data, and harness new technologies to develop and trial innovative prevention, early intervention and treatment programs for substance use and mental disorders.
The Matilda Centre is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) / Research Fellow (Level B) to develop a program of prevention-focused research and dissemination. Within this role you will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop, implement and evaluate culturally inclusive school-based drug and alcohol prevention resources. You will be actively involved in consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and supporting local Aboriginal facilitators to implement the wellbeing program and research.
This position is open to qualified academic Level A and B applicants. The level at appointment will be determined on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.
To be successful in this position you will be able to use a high degree of initiative and judgement to coordinate multiple activities and teams.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
Co-ordinate consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and stakeholders to gain feedback on the project aims and implementation, and interpretation of the findings.
Liaise and work in partnership with stakeholders, designers and web developers to refine and update the Strong and Deadly Futures school-based program.
Manage a cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the Strong and Deadly Futures program, including the recruitment of schools, data collection and management and intervention delivery.
Develop a program of prevention-focused research and dissemination, including preparing funding applications, conducting data analysis and preparing publications for peer-review journals and conference presentations