Researcher, Indigenous Mental Health – Closing 12 May 2022

Why your role matters

· Focus areas: Population Mental Health | Clinical Research | Suicide Prevention

· Full-time or part-time considered; 3-year fixed term contract; remote or hybrid work options

· $111,563 – $155,460 (depending on experience) + 17% superannuation + annual leave loading

The Black Dog Institute is implementing a 5-year plan to further improve and expand on being a trusted partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB). The Institute recognises that First Peoples SEWB goes beyond Western conceptualisations of mental health and involves a holistic and integrated concept of wellbeing, recognising the importance of country, culture, spirituality, kinship and networks of relationships.

This role presents a significant opportunity for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified SEWB researcher to further develop their skills and leadership in a highly dynamic team environment and will supervise and mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, and build essential partnerships with key community, government, and non-government research stakeholders.

The Organisation

The Black Dog Institute (BDI) at UNSW is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental disorders. The institute focuses on creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness. Scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments; and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology, and community education.

To apply: If Indigenous mental health is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience.


Professor Jennifer Hudson Shiree Thomas

Director, Research Talent Acquisition Consultant e:

t: 02 9065 7058

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May 10, 2022


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