Apprise Health Informatics Specialist

at University of Melbourne

  • Join Australia's number 1 University
  • Use your expertise and innovative thinking to advance research on infectious disease emergencies
  • Unique opportunity to facilitate data sharing across a diverse national network

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Salary: $99,199 - $107,370 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

About the role

The Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE) is seeking a committed, highly motivated and innovative Health Informatics Specialist. Based at the Doherty Institute, the role will support collaborative research activities across a nationally distributed team of researchers and data holders working to improve the evidence base for responding to infectious disease emergencies. The role will require scoping of information needs across the consortium, plus developing advice on appropriate software, policy, workflows and other change management required to maximise the use and reuse of existing and emerging research datasets.

About you

To be successful in applying for this role, you will be a dedicated team player and have postgraduate qualifications in a related discipline. We are looking for someone with demonstrated experience in research data management and eResearch infrastructures. We are looking for someone who can think and act strategically and communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders.

About the Doherty Institute

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infectious diseases and immunity.


  • Work on a unique project bridging research and practical action
  • Help build influential national research capacity in infectious diseases
  • Develop relationships with a broad range of stakeholders within universities, research institutes and government

To find out more about specific work benefits and policies, visit our website

This is a great opportunity to enhance your career experience working in Australia's No. 1 University and with some of the world's best in their area of expertise.


More than 700 enthusiastic and dedicated people work at the Doherty Institute, including scientists, clinicians and professional staff. Together we are committed to improving global health by addressing fundamental challenges in infection and immunity. At the heart of Melbourne's Biomedical Precinct, we contribute to and work in a vibrant, diverse and innovative environment focussed on research and clinical excellence.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 25 Oct 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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