Post Doctoral Research Fellow – E Orygen, Digital Interventions In Youth Mental Health

at University of Melbourne


Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) is the world's leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

The Company has three Members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

The University of Melbourne has an agreement with Orygen for designated employees to be made available to undertake activities for Orygen, and this arrangement will apply to you. University employees working at Orygen are required at all times to continue to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, as well as to Orygen policies and procedures (including Orygen's delegations of authority framework which can be found at, but the University's policies and procedures shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency. For the period of participating in activities at Orygen, you will be subject to the reasonable control and direction of Orygen. You consent to the University disclosing to Orygen your personal employment information solely for the purposes of facilitating your secondment to Orygen, and that such disclosure will not be a breach of any of your privacy rights.

This position will be at eOrygen, the digital branch of Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, at the University of Melbourne. eOrygen's mission is to revolutionalise youth mental health care through digital technology that is loveable, ethical and evidence-based. eOrygen harnesses the latest tools and knowledge from clinical psychology, computer science, computational technology and user experience design to develop novel youth mental health interventions that directly address the major limitations of current models of care. These include: Virtual Reality, Online social media-based interventions, Artificial intelligence, Novel evidence-based therapeutic models and mediums, Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA)/Ecological Momentary Interventions (EMI) and Personal sensing. All digital interventions developed by eOrygen are designed in partnership with young people and families, through multidisciplinary collaboration (including 14 different disciplines) and to be integrated or enhance youth mental health services.

Specifically, the appointed Research Fellow will work on building capacity in the area of Virtual Reality-based interventions in youth mental health.

This position reports to equally to Professor Mario Alvarez and Associate Professor Andrew Thompson.

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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