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RESEARCH FELLOW IN DIGITAL HEALTH

Job no: 0049997

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

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

Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

This position represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research team as a Research Fellow within the recently formed NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Digital Technology to Transform Chronic Disease Outcomes. The position is to be located in the Noncommunicable Disease Unit in the Nossal Institute for Global Health as part of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne.

The successful applicant will contribute to the multi-disciplinary research of the CRE, in collaboration with our health service and other collaborators in Australia and more globally. The individual will have demonstrable expertise and an excellent research track record and outputs in the field of mhealth/digital health. They will be expected to develop new digital health research projects as well as to contribute to the projects of other CRE senior researchers. They will be working under the lead investigator Professor Brian Oldenburg and will make an important contribution to the activities and life of the CRE. They will have a background and training relevant to the field of digital health. A history of engagement and multidisciplinary collaboration with consumers, researchers, industry and others will be expected as well as evidence of previous research translation to improve health outcomes.                            

About the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Digital Technology to Transform Chronic Disease Outcomes

This new NHMRC CRE aims to transform Australia’s digital health ecosystem by leveraging the ubiquitous availability of smart devices and digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of people with or at risk of chronic conditions. The CRE’s work program aims to optimise the use of new interactive digital technologies and to integrate them with current health care delivery to empower health consumers and communities to significantly improve current approaches to chronic disease prevention and management. We also aim to develop and validate new research methods and paradigms to advance the new field of digital population health and to create digitally enabled health consumers, practitioners and researchers.

We foster a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to enhance the research performance of the University and to achieve excellence in teaching and research outcomes.

We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff and expect all our leaders to live our values of:

•           Collaboration and teamwork

•           Compassion

•           Respect

•           Integrity

•           Accountability

Salary: Level B ($102,967 - $122,268 p.a.). Level of appointment is commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful appointee.

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