Professor / Associate Professor of Child Health Informatics
University of Melbourne, Melbourne Medical School



Job no: 0048313

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

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


About the role
An opportunity for you to lead the way in this newly established position, the Professor of Child Health Informatics is integral to the transformative vision of future healthcare for Australian children.  Our aim is to become an international leader in the use of data to improve all aspects of patient care, operations and research.  A substantial support package will enable the incumbent to build the necessary team to establish and embed the discipline of Child Health Informatics research in Melbourne.


Through leadership positions such as this, the University of Melbourne aspires to create Australia’s leading ecosystem for digital health and clinical and population informatics while at the same time expanding the frontiers of informatics in partnership with other leading global centres.


As the Professor of Child Health Informatics, you will be based at the Melbourne Children’s Campus providing academic leadership in child health informatics, working with each of the partners on the campus, The Royal Children’s Hospital, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, as well as linking more broadly across the University and the Parkville precinct. Depending on track record, more junior applicants will also be considered as Level D (Associate Professor). Although a medical degree is preferable, all clinicians and non-clinicians are eligible to apply.


About you
You will possess:

  • A research higher degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent research experience or qualification
  • A prominent career of international, or leading national, standing in clinical academia and research with demonstrated capacity to lead significant research projects; and to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated international, or leading national, standing in research in informatics, data science or a related field.
  • Demonstrated, sustained success in obtaining research grants and external research funding (with emphasis on competitive, international and peer-reviewed) in clinical informatics
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead significant research projects; and to lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Preferably, a clinical qualification, registerable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency


About Us
Established in 1862, Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne is the oldest medical school in Australia.


MMS is committed to working with the communities we serve to improve health and advance health care. We will do this through our teaching, learning, research, clinical care and advocacy.  The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) is Australia’s pre-eminent medical, health sciences and biomedical faculty and is recognised for its research, teaching and training and policy leadership across all of these fields.


The Faculty employs more than 1,900 members of staff, attracts more than 8,000 students each year and comprises six schools; 33 departments, centres and institutes; and 128 courses. It contributes almost 50 per cent of all research conducted across the University


Employee Benefits 
We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Some of the benefits on offer are; a salary packaging scheme, flexible family friendly policies - providing generous leave and working conditions. An opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at UOM


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How to apply
You can view the full details of this position by clicking on the Position Description below. Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.


Position Description

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