Data Scientist

University of Melbourne
February 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258 – $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed-term until 31
Working Time:Part time
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Data Scientist

Job no: 0061276 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.1 FTE); Fixed-term until 31 December 2024 Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: School of Physiotherapy - Melbourne School of Health Sciences Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join a dynamic team and be responsible for extraction, verification, cleaning and analysis of real-world health data for the PREDICT-RECOVER- HOME project.
  • Exceptional opportunity to provide your data science expertise to a digital health project with real-world health care outcomes.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role Dr Jennifer Jones seeks a talented data scientist to perform the data extraction and analysis for a grant-funded project PREDICT-RECOVER-HOME: Predicting Discharge Home from Hospital for People with Frailty. The project will use real-word health data to predict discharge home and physical recovery of people with frailty who are admitted to hospital at Austin Health.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform data extraction from the Electronic Medical Record and Clinical Research Data Warehouse at Austin Health and other sources as required for the project.
  • Design and perform data verification and cleaning procedures on data collected for the project.
  • Analyse the data collected and interpret results in collaboration with the research team for the project.
  • Who We Are Looking For The ideal candidate will be a proactive data scientist who has experience working with real world health data. The ability to apply rigorous data science approaches to real-world health data in novel ways that lead to insights to the health care management of people in hospital with frailty will be essential for success in this role; as is the ability to communicate with non-technical audiences, and share knowledge, insights and results with researchers from many disciplines in friendly language.

    You will also have:

  • An undergraduate or post-graduate degree in data science or related discipline.
  • Ability to foster relationships in an interdisciplinary research setting, resulting in successful collaborative research outcomes.
  • High level organisational, communication and time-management skills and demonstrated ability to proactively manage and respond to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – School of Health Sciences

    The Melbourne School of Heath Sciences is a School within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. It is an inter-professional learning organisation at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and engagement that contributes to local, national and global efforts to improve health and wellbeing.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the below selection criteria only;

  • A track record of applying data science methods to complex real world problems in health care to gain novel and useful insights.
  • Ability to foster relationships in an interdisciplinary research setting, resulting in successful collaborative research outcomes.
  • High level organisational, communication and time-management skills and demonstrated ability to proactively manage and respond to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Peterson via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 05 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 19 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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