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Research Psychologist - Psychological Medicine

NSW Government - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 16/09/2022
Position Classification: Psychologist
Remuneration: 68093 - 101217
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ234432

Research Psychologist Temporary full time position Psychological Medicine Department - until 16.9.2022. This position is located in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Children's Hospital Westmead. The role of the Research Psychologist is to participate in research activities across all of the clinical teams in the department, under the direction of the project leaders for the various research projects. Please see Position Description for further information.

What you'll be doing

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) includes the Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) and the Children’s Hospital Westmead (CHW). It is the largest provider of children’s health services in Australia. Research — alongside clinical care, education, and advocacy — is a key pillar of SCHN. Kids Research is the research institute of the SCHN, it has approximately 600 researchers and support staff. 

The SCHN Department of Psychological Medicine spans the Randwick and Westmead precincts and is the largest child and adolescent mental health service in NSW. The Department provides assessment and treatment to children with mental illness or neurodevelopmental disorders — the leading cause of disability in children and young people. Clinical services including two dedicated inpatient mental health units, psychiatric emergency teams, and consultation-liaison services in each of the Randwick and Westmead precincts. The Department also has nationally leading gender dysphoria, eating disorders, intellectual disability, and functional neurological disorder clinical services in addition to providing the largest telemedicine child and adolescent psychiatry service in Australia to children living regional NSW.

The Department has a range of research projects and is aiming to extend these research activities to enhance education and advocacy in order to transform the clinical care of children with mental illness. The Department supports higher degree research (HDR) students — Honours, Masters, and PhD in addition to developing the research capacity in clinical staff. The Department encourage academic appointments by its affiliation with two of Australia’s ‘Group of 8’ universities — UNSW Sydney and The University of Sydney. The Department works closely with the SCHN Research Ethics and Research Governance teams to ensure best practice in these areas. 

The role of the research psychologist is to advise, support, and enable research activities across the Department under the direction of Heads of Department and advice from the Clinical Academic employed by the Department. The research psychologist consults to clinical staff planning or undertaking research to advise on all aspects of research, including methodological design, ethics submissions, data collection and analysis, database management, writing and publication.


  1. Tertiary qualifications in Psychology and registration as a Psychologist with the AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia.

  2. Demonstrated skills research ethics protocol management.

  3. Demonstrated advanced skills in research database management.

  4. Demonstrated advanced skills in statistical analysis using software such as R studio.

  5. Demonstrated skills in writing funding applications and scientific publications.

  6. Demonstrated knowledge of and capacity to work in complex healthcare systems.

  7. Demonstrated capacity to manage relationship with collaborative approach and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  8. Capable of independent initiation as well as ability to work well in a team.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Andrea Worth on [email protected]

Applications Close: 20/06/2021

Sydney, NSW

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