Research Assistant Health Promotion IEH

at University of Melbourne

Academic Centre for Health Equity
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences

Salary: $66,809 - $90,657 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation

The successful applicant will join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of researchers working on Indigenous eye health. You will be based in Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) in the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

The IEH has developed the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision. This is an evidence-informed and sector-supported set of recommendations that outline the whole-of-system approach required to reduce Indigenous eye health inequities. The Roadmap includes activities required at national, jurisdictional and regional levels, and spans domains such as health promotion, health system co-ordination, workforce development, monitoring and evaluation and governance mechanisms.

As part of a small team, you will support and contribute to the work of IEH in health promotion to develop and implement health promotion and social marketing strategies designed to support the Roadmap recommendations. This will include engagement with Indigenous community and health sector stakeholders. The work will focus on eye health promotion and social marketing of eye care to raise awareness of eye health and the availability of eye health services. You will be involved with both Roadmap health promotion and trachoma health promotion activities. You will also be required to support Roadmap implementation activities. You will report directly to the designated lead of the trachoma team, and be expected to take responsibility for key tasks and the organisation of your daily work.

This position will enable you to contribute to improvements in Indigenous eye health delivering genuine community outcome and benefit. This work is of national and international significance, and provides an opportunity to contribute to the systematic implementation of evidence-based sustainable public health strategies using Indigenous eye health as a model.

The appointee will report to Melbourne Laureate Professor, Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health, Professor Hugh R Taylor AC, and his delegates. As a member of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health's academic team, the successful candidate will be expected to support the broad ethos of the School and the School's compliance with University policies and procedures, including environmental health and safety.

Close date: 22 Feb 2017

Position Description (includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

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