Research Fellow Epidemiology

University of Melbourne
May 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258 – $136,136
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 24 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Fellow Epidemiology

Job no: 006201 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time Fixed-term for 24 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Salary: Level A– $80,258 – $136,136 p.a. Level B $114,645 - $136,136 p.a plus 17% super

  • Lead epidemiological projects for the SHINE Program, informing policy on preventive health interventions.
  • Ability to gain understanding of many prevention programs across many risk factors.
  • 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 The Research Fellow role at the University of Melbourne's Population Interventions Unit leads epidemiological projects within the Scalable Health Intervention Evaluation (SHINE) Program. It involves blending epidemiology with economics and data science to generate policy-relevant information on the health and economic impacts of interventions. The ideal candidate, reporting to the Head of the Population Interventions Unit, will have a PhD qualification, experience managing large-scale research projects, and strong communication skills.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conceptualisation and specification of interventions (e.g., tobacco, diet, physical activity, etc)
  • Literature reviews and synthesis to inform conceptualization and specification of models
  • Analyses of data external to the core simulation model to generate model inputs (e.g. smoothing survey data estimates, forecasting trends)
  • Estimation of health system costs (e.g. of the intervention itself, of diseases related to the intervention)
  • Who We Are Looking For You will excel in this role with your excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, proven ability to work independently and collaboratively, and strong interpersonal and communication abilities. Your attention to detail, along with clear verbal and written communication, ensures productive collaboration and effective documentation within the team.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD or near completion of PhD in epidemiology (or computer science, economics, demography or closely related discipline (e.g. biostatistics), with a strong ability to rapidly upskill in epidemiology)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team to achieve project goals and meet deadlines
  • A demonstrated publication track record and strong writing skills
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    Your New Team – Melbourne School of Population and Global Health The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) stands as a beacon of excellence in public health, driving impactful change both locally and globally since its establishment in 2001. With a commitment to advancing health equity and Indigenous wellbeing, MSPGH attracts top-tier researchers and students, fostering a dynamic environment of innovation and collaboration. From pioneering research published in prestigious journals to extensive international partnerships, MSPGH is at the forefront of shaping the future of public health education, research, and practice.

    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 outour 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 Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^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 Walid Abdullatif 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: 22 Apr 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 22 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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