Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Health
University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Engineering


Job no: 0048754


Work type: Continuing


Location: Parkville


Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering


Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems


Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super


Level B: $102,967 - $122,268 p.a


Level C: $126,128 - $145,431 p.a


Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.


About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching and research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future - the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!


About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)
We are international research leaders, with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations. In this discipline, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Ranking exercise. At CIS, you'll find smart people, big problems, and plenty of opportunities to make a real difference in the world.


The Opportunity
In this exciting opportunity, we are creating a University-wide new academic centre dedicated to clinical and population health informatics. Our focus is on providing strategic leadership and cohesive coordination to the considerable assets and expertise in this area. This investment comes at a time when digital health and informatics is poised to revolutionise healthcare and health education.


The new Centre for Clinical and Population Health Informatics will be a joint venture between the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the School of Computing and Information Systems, and healthcare partners in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. Additionally, the Centre will build on existing University partnerships with international leaders such as the Canadian Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The Centre will also be closely linked to the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI). This new opportunity is to bring together the school’s strengths and amplify them with the guidance of our MSE 2025 strategy. We will create an academic centre of national leadership and international distinction.


At state level, Victoria has been a leader in public health initiatives with large systematic databases. At the federal level, by 2018, the Government has committed to deliver a fully operational, personalised electronic medical record for the entire population, drawing together health data from multiple sources in a patient-controlled medical record. This organisational and policy landscape offers the perfect conditions to create a world leading clinical and population health informatics ecosystem.


The Centre for Clinical and Population Health Informatics is a major strategic step in developing a data-informed environment that will benefit patients and the wider population, through research translation, prevention, system performance and optimised care.


The Role
We are providing our academics a unique opportunity to achieve on this large vision. The combination of data, resources and policy landscape offers ideal conditions to support research which makes for a unique mixture of innovation and impact and an exhilarating working environment. We aim to help create a world-leading clinical and population health informatics ecosystem.


You will play an integral role in providing significant contribution in teaching, research and professional activities relating to digital health. You will also be ready to take on real-world challenges; the real-world setting of this work means there is ample data to support computer science and information systems research into the current and future use of a variety of electronic medical record systems in the public hospital system. The complexity and scope of the problems ask for truly innovative solutions.


We’ve already been joined by some of the best minds, and we’re now inviting talented Lecturers (Level B) and Senior Lecturers (Level C) that have applied experience in the expert fields of the following:


  • Clinical Decision Support tools
  • Smart Hospital Interfaces
  • Semantic interoperability of health information
  • Management and governance of public health data and platforms
  • Translational Informatics
  • Learning Healthcare Systems
  • Advanced clinical analytics
  • Consumer health informatics

This team is part of some of the most groundbreaking and exciting work at the University of Melbourne. We are further interested in applicants whose expertise aligns with and reflects other School strengths in Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to constantly improve and help to enrich our collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching across our School and University.


What you’ll be doing
You will be encouraged to collaborate in research across the School, University and affiliations, as well as with industry and government agencies. You will be an aspiring leader across digital health, with a track record publishing in top quality journals and conferences. You have a passion for mentoring research students and securing independent grant funding (in collaboration with MDHS). You will be expected to develop a research portfolio to expand the breadth of research activities within the Digital Health Group and contribute to teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs within the School.


We encourage you to share your passion with the next generation of leaders. We look for an ability to engage in thoughts of new and exciting ways to help the growth and development of our students, so that with your guidance we can empower them to unlock their full potential.


What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you, including: generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.


How to Apply

  • Apply online and complete the detailed application form.
  • You are not required to upload a resume or address the selection criteria for this position.
  • You are only required to complete the online application form.


About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive, and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.


While we take a look at your application, get to know us more and find out what it’s like working at MSE by visiting http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/about/join-mse/why-join-mse


The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.


Position Description

Advertised: 08 Jul 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 07 Aug 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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