Position Details


Reference Number 158589
Position Title Psychologist (Research)- Grade 3
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Women's & Children's
Location Kitchener House
Salary $96,886.00 to $110,323.00
Hours Per Fortnight 15
Position Summary
  • Opportunity to further develop leadership and skills within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supportive team environment.
  • Enhance your research career with Victoria’s leading regional health care service.

About the facility 

The Child Health Research Unit (CHRU) led by Prof Peter Vuillermin is made up of multidisciplinary team who are committed to improving child health outcomes. Two significant research projects are run through CHRU; the Barwon Infant Study (BIS) and the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity Study (ENDIA).

About the role 

Are you passionate about child health and looking to expand your career in research? The Barwon Infant Study is investigating the impact of adverse early life environments on child neurodevelopment. The BIS investigator team includes a neurodevelopmental paediatrician and psychologists. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing neurodevelopmental assessments within school based and in-clinic settings, as part of the Barwon Infant Study (BIS). 

The study currently follows approximately 1000 participants (aged 7-9) born to mothers recruited during pregnancy. For more information please visit our website www.barwoninfantstudy.org.au  

The Clinical Psychologist will be primarily responsible for:

  • Coordinate training and provide supervision to Research Assistants
  • Administered a range of neurodevelopmental assessments including the WASI-II subsets. 
  • Establish standardization and quality assurance processes
  • Coordinate appropriate clinical follow-up and referrals as necessary.
  • This is a fixed term part-time position with possibility of extension.   This role will require approx. 0.5 FTE for the initial set up phase (3-4 months) and then ongoing 0.1 FTE (1-2 days per fortnight), working arrangements may be negotiated.

Apply now to ensure you do not miss this rare opportunity in an exciting field.

About the culture

The Child Health Research Unit consists of students, researchers and clinicians who are passionate about providing children with the best possible start to life.  Barwon Health has a vibrant culture of education and training for all staff, creating a foundation for continuous learning in health and scientific research.  Employees within CHRU are exposed to many areas of research in the population health setting, giving rise to a multitude of professional development opportunities. Barwon Health works hard to encourage and showcase the excellent work produced by our researchers.

We believe that the interaction with participating families is one of the most rewarding aspects of the role.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Working with Children and National Police Clearance (if appointed) in compliance with the Victorian Governments Child Safety Standards
Essential: Demonstrated contribution to data generation, analysis, and publications (e.g., coordinating data collection, data storage, data cleaning, data analysis, and writing papers)
Essential: Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
Essential: Excellent time management, organisational and analytical problem-solving skills
Essential: Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets, database programs, statistics and word processing
Essential: Demonstrated understanding of a range of research methodologies and their application in empirical research
Essential: Excellent interpersonal skills
Essential: Demonstrated capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Desirable: Experience working with children and adolescents
Desirable: Experience with administration of psychological assessment tools
Desirable: Familiarity with developmental psychology and childhood developmental disorders
Desirable: Previous research experience.
Desirable: Familiarity with examples of statistical packages (or demonstrable capacity to develop this quickly), for example SPSS, Stata.
Desirable: Experience in data management.
Essential: General registration and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA plus an appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience or training
Essential: AHPRA registration as a psychologist with relevant endorsement or enrolment in registrar program (Clinical, Clinical Neuropsychology, Educational and Developmental), plus an appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience or training
Contact Person Prof Anne-Louise Ponsonby 
Contact Person Job Title Co-Principle Investigator 
Contact Number 0401 678 382 
Contact Email anne-louise.ponsonby@mcri.edu.au 
Alternate Contact Person Nakita Clements 
Alternate Contact Number 0400 432 978 
Alternate Contact Email nclements@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 14/06/2019
Position Description
File name 
BIS Clinical psych Gr3 PD 14Jun2019.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.