Current opportunities

There are a number of senior positions currently under recruitment or available soon that will ensure the School is agile and responsive to the changing needs of the healthcare system:

Recruiting Now

Apex Australia Chair in Neurodevelopment and Disability

Opportunity
The University seeks an appointment to the position of the Apex Australia Chair in Neurodevelopment and Disability

This is an exceptional opportunity to provide academic leadership in education, teaching, research and clinical care within the University and the Royal Children's Hospital and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

With expertise in the field of Neurodevelopment and Disability, the Apex Australia Chair will place particular emphasis on research, training, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. The Apex Australia Chair will be expected to make major contributions in the areas of research, academic leadership and professional development, and contribute to the Department’s governance.

About you
You will possess;

  • A clinical qualification registrable with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA)
  • An internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in academia and research in the field of Neurodevelopment and Disability making a significant contribution to the advancement of the discipline
  • Ability to identify and exploit new opportunities in education, research and the provision of services to the benefit of the Department of Paediatrics and the Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Demonstrated leadership in research, scholarship, education and clinical care in paediatrics
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, with excellence in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external) at all times

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 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, centers 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

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits

How to apply
Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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Professor / Associate Professor of Child Health Informatics

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

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits

How to apply
Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Position closes 22nd September, 2019

Read the Position Description [PDF 1.7 Mb]

Apply now


Opening Soon

Stevenson Chair of Paediatrics

The Stevenson Chair of Paediatrics, the principal chair of paediatrics at The University of Melbourne, was established in 1960 through the benevolence of the late Dame Hilda Stevenson. The Stevenson Chair of Paediatrics is a pivotal leadership position based at the world class Melbourne Children’s campus which co-locates the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Melbourne Medical School Department of Paediatrics and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Associate Professor or Professor in Medicine at Northern Health
Associate Professor or Professor in Surgery at Northern Health

Northern Health and the University of Melbourne are undertaking a joint recruitment for two senior academic clinicians to be located at the Northern Hospital. We are seeking emerging leaders (Level D) or internationally recognised authorities (Level E) in the field of Surgery and Medicine. The positions require excellence in clinical, research, education and administrative skills in their discipline to both develop and implement a programme of research, research training and teaching and to provide clinical leadership through active involvement in the provision of high quality clinical services at Northern Health.