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Job no: 0045757
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Level B $ 98,775 - $117,290 p.a. (pro rata)
Level C $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (pro rata)
plus 17% superannuation

Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience

An exciting position exists for a talented early or mid-career researcher to join a vibrant research team investigating the experiences of people with disability and their families. With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and national initiatives such as the Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA), there are unprecedented opportunities for Big Data to address evidence gaps in the disability field.

You will work on large disability datasets that include integrated longitudinal data from many sources including administrative data on health, social and disability services; education, housing and employment data; data from routine surveys and census data. You will play a key role in the development of strategies to access and capitalise on large datasets with disability information; develop and implement protocols for management of the data; extract customised datasets for specific projects; and provide advice and conduct analyses on specified projects.

You will be located in the Disability and Health unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and will be supervised by Professor Anne Kavanagh, the inaugural Chair in Disability and Health, who is Head of the Disability and Health unit. Professor Kavanagh is also Academic Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute and Lead Investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health.

The Disability and Health unit focusses on identifying the key social determinants of health and wellbeing of people with disability using advanced epidemiological, econometric and statistical methods. The unit houses the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH). The Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI) is an interdisciplinary research institute that operates across the University to facilitate applied interdisciplinary research and training that contributes to transforming the lives of people with disability and their families. A major focus of the CRE-DH and the MDI is harnessing the potential of disability and related data to answer key questions about what works in the NDIS, mainstream services and social policies and programs.

You will work with, and support, academics within the Disability and Health unit and across the University.  
People with disability are encouraged to apply.

Close date: 24 June 2018 (extended from 17 June 2018)

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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