Research Assistant

CBD & Inner Suburbs
Education & Training
Research & Fellowships
Full time
Posted 26d ago
About the Company

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research. Our core work is to develop MHFA courses, and train Instructors to deliver these courses to their communities or workplaces. MHFA courses are delivered across Australia and internationally.

Role Description

The Research Assistant position will report into the Research Manager and support the broader Research and Curriculum team to deliver MHFA’s annual Research & Evaluation Program of work. You will have strong administration skills and be responsible for supporting with writing ethics applications, recruiting participants for research and evaluation studies as well as preparation of research data.

You will have a positive, can-do attitude and enjoy close and collaborative relationships with your team, broader business and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Support with writing ethics applications
  • Recruiting participants for research and evaluation studies
  • Developing and disseminating online surveys (internal and external)
  • Travelling to research sites to collect pre, post and follow-up course data from participants
  • Data entry and interview transcription
  • Participating in Delphi study research working meetings
  • Administrative support
  • Participate in related Mental Health First Aid projects
  • Other duties as directed by the Research Manager
As the successful candidate you will have:

  • Completion of a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • A commitment to evidence-based practice in mental health
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key concepts in social and behavioural research methods, literature searches and data collection
  • Demonstrated ability to support the conduct of research or related projects with guidance to achieve project goals and meet agreed deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to support research and evaluation partnerships, and working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience with statistical software packages
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Excellent and demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy with tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure, work on multiple initiatives and be highly organised and adaptable
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office programs
  • A high level of academic achievement
  • Experience in collaborating on research projects in mental health literacy
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of mental illnesses and mental health services
  • Knowledge of the methodology of Delphi studies
  • Experience in the conduct of online surveys
  • Familiarity with the use of SPSS or Stata for statistical analysis
  • Experience using Mac OS X
What’s in it for you:
  • We are committed to providing our team with a work culture that promotes high performance and provides opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Generous salary packaging options, meaning you pay less tax and increase your take home pay
  • Flexible working options
Applications will close on the Tuesday October 26 at 5pm AEDT time.

For further information or queries please email Danielle at

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