Research Officer - Communication for Mental Health Project

Date: 3 Sep 2023

Job Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Fixed Term (until 31.12.2026), Full Time
  • Office of Indigenous Engagement
  • CQUniversity Brisbane
  • Total Remuneration $95,751 to $116,443 pa (including salary of $80,911 to $98,396 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


The Office of Indigenous Engagement (OIE) plays the pivotal role at CQUniversity in providing leadership to improve higher education outcomes for Indigenous Australians.  In the role of Research Officer you will play a fundamental role in the development, coordination, and evaluation of the "Communication for Mental Health Project."


The project represents an opportunity to co-design, develop, deliver, evaluate and celebrate with a team of researchers, clinicians, consumers and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Queensland; a training experience for mental health clinicians and that seeks to improve communication between clinicians and people accessing mental health services of Queensland.


Your role entails collaborating seamlessly within a cross-institutional, multi-sectoral, and multi-disciplinary team to collectively design, plan, coordinate, execute, assess, and document initiatives associated with the project's implementation and evaluation. You will work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander champions, community members, health service professionals, researchers, and policymakers.


You will be responsible for facilitating discussions and documenting action recommendations that emerge from consultations, fostering meaningful connections and partnerships while ensuring diverse perspectives are integrated into the project. Your experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods will be crucial in ensuring the project's smooth execution and adherence to ethical standards.


We are in search of a dedicated professional to become a valued member of our team. This opportunity will provide you with the chance to collaborate alongside inspiring individuals, allowing you to acquire invaluable experience within a dynamic research setting.

Be Rewarded


  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Generous carers, maternity and paternity leave
  • 17% superannuation (with the choice of joining an award-winning superfund)
  • Flexible and inclusive work / life balance
  • Fantastic staff professional / career development opportunities
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Position Requirements


  • PhD qualification or equivalent experience working as a research officer; designing, executing, controlling and coordinating complex multisite research studies.
  • Understanding, awareness and experience with ethical, legal, and social implications of research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Track record and demonstrated experienced working with the health service sector to codesign, implement and coordinate health service research.
  • Experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
  • Understanding, awareness and sensitivity to the mental health service context.
  • Highly developed skills and experience in the management of ethics approvals.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Description


For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Wednesday, 4 October 2023  


Job Requisition ID: 3718


Contact Details: 

Gregory Pratt

0403 283 850


When submitting your application, please include: Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.


CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.