Project Manager, Suicide Prevention

at University of Melbourne


Centre for Youth Mental Health Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

A Project Manager (PM) is required to work on the establishment of a multi-component youth suicide prevention program. The program comprises a number of components including, but not restricted to:

  • An Emergency Department (ED) project that will: examine self-harm presentations to EDs across the region; examine barriers to delivering optimal treatment in these settings; consult with patients with regard to optimal practice; and form part of a multi-site study conducted in a number of states/ territories
  • A national suicide prevention awareness campaign to be developed in partnership with young people and delivered across the country via social media
  • A multi-faceted school-based suicide prevention program in schools across the north west
  • The development and testing of an online platform for suicidal young people being treated at the Orygen clinical service.

Working closely with the Principal Investigator you will be involved in all aspects of developing and implementing the program. Your key responsibilities will include developing study protocols, coordinating the day to day running of each project, assisting with data collection and analysis, supporting a team of Research Assistants, monitoring project expenditure against budget, developing and maintaining successful relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring project deadlines are being met and contributing to the production of manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. Grant writing will also be required. The position reports to the Principal Investigator.

Closing date: 20 August 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria: Download File 0043787.pdf

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