Position Details
Reference Number 36710
Position Title Epidemiologist
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area NEPHU
Hours per Week 40.00
Position Summary


Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Epidemiologist to join our newly created North East Public Health Unit

The North East Public Health Unit (NEPHU) is a major component of a once in a generation reform of public health delivery in Victoria.  This new system consists of three Melbourne metropolitan Public Health Units (North East [NEPHU], Western [WPHU], and South East [SEPHU]) who are linked with the existing six Regional Public Health Units, DHHS Intelligence, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management (ICCOM) and COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria (CQV).  Together these units form a distributed network, centrally coordinated by ICCOM.

As a member of the NEPHU, the Epidemiologist will play a vital role in data collation, analysis and presentation, initially focusing on COVID-19 related activities (including case, contact and outbreak management).

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in epidemiology or related field or equivalent applied experience.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills and proven ability to liaise effectively with users to elicit, document and meet their data requirements.
  • Knowledge of public and population health information, analytics, and monitoring systems.
  • Knowledge of data governance processes.
  • Experience synthesising complex data from a variety of different sources, analysing it and presenting the results to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and experience working with business intelligence and analytical tools such as Tableau or Power BI.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and evaluation skills including experience using STATA and/ or R, and PowerBI, to undertake complex statistical analysis using multiple data sources.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Paul Johnson
Contact Number (04) 3832 4913
Closing Date 28/02/2021
Position Description
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