Research Associate in Dynamic Systems Modeling with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full-time, 12-month CDD, possibility of extension
  • Opportunity for the System Dynamics Modeler
  • Base salary $78,143 – $105,305 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

The Brain and Mind Center at the University of Sydney is a center for discovery, innovation and strategies for integrative research, clinical product development and action that translates research into improved strategies for treating and preventing disease . The center is made up of 27 research units, made up of around 200 researchers and 100 students.

The Mental Wealth Initiative (MWI) is a group created by the Brain and Mind Center at the University of Sydney in 2020. It is a collaboration between Sydney Business School and the Brain and Mind Centre. We work with government, business, mental health and social policy leaders in all communities, to establish the national and regional infrastructure needed to measure, monitor and forecast the nation’s mental wealth and help identify the political opportunities to foster this broader measure of our national prosperity.

You can read more about the Mental Wealth Initiative’s meaningful work and impact here.

We are looking for a Systems modeling Research Associate working on exciting projects in collaboration with Acting Professor Jo-An Occhipinti, Dr. Adam Skinner and Professor Ian Hickie to research a range of MWI issues.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake system dynamics modeling to assess strategic policy and planning initiatives aimed at improving youth mental health in a variety of settings
  • engage in participatory approaches to model building, in partnership with key decision-makers and consumers in the health sector
  • work as part of a team of systems modelers, senior academics, data scientists, and clinicians to deliver high-quality research results

About you

  • hold or prepare a PhD in population/public health, systems science or data science
  • experience in systems dynamics modeling or researcher with strong data analysis skills and interested in training in systems dynamics modeling
  • a strong orientation towards applied research and services with an ability to establish successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external
  • experience with Stella Architect software desirable but not essential
  • knowledge and/or experience in epidemiology and/or biostatistics relevant to population health
  • proven high-level analytical skills and methodical approach to data management and analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

To keep our community safe, please review our COVID Safety Precautions which constitute our entry requirements for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is mandatory to complete the mandatory employment checks before commencing in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health Job Requirements

EEO declaration

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

How to register

Applications (including a cover letter, CV and any additional supporting documents) can be submitted through the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current University employee or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please log in to your Working day account and navigate to the Career icon on your dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable accommodation or support in completing this application, please contact Andria Bingham Recruitment Operations, email andria[email protected]

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to make any appointments.

Click to view the job description for this role.

Applications Close

Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:59 PM