Professor and Director of Health and Clinical Research Support

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Melbourne, Australia
06 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 - 17% super
Salary: An attractive salary package will be negotiated


The University seeks an appointment to the position of Professor and Director of Health & Clinical Research Support (HCRS)

This is an exceptional opportunity to support the evolving strategy of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (FMDHS) to significantly enhance its clinical research quality and capability in together with our health service and medical research institute partners in the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH). The Director will play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of this new strategy.

Reporting jointly to the Head of the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) and to the Head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSGPH), the position will work across all the Schools of the FMDHS

In addition, the Director will provide academic leadership in the expansion of the existing Melbourne Clinical and Translational Science (MCATS) platform into the proposed Health and Clinical Research Support (HCRS) Hub

About you

You will possess;

  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline, with high-level training in clinical research methods
  • A distinguished, internationally recognised research career in clinical trials and/or clinical research in a field of health/medicine relevant to the strengths and priorities of the Faculty as demonstrated by strong academic publication and citation records, success in obtaining research funding from nationally competitive grants, from industry and other sources
  • A strong record of contributions to methods in clinical research
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership and management skills with an outstanding ability to work effectively and in collaborative manner at senior leadership level
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and a proven capacity to work effectively, win support and make outstanding contributions in collaborative teams, with the capacity to nurture a collegial research culture based on shared values and priorities
  • Exceptional written and verbal English language communication, negotiation and presentation skills

About Us

Established in 1862, the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) is the oldest medical school in Australia. The research effort of the school is highly collaborative and spans basic to translational research and involves over 800 graduate researchers, 1000 academic staff and over 4,000 honorary staff.

The Melbourne School of Population Health was established in FMDHS in 2001. It became the School of Population Health and Global Health in 2013. The School currently employs over 265 academic and 70 professional staff, with additional staff engaged through partner agencies. See

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

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How to apply

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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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Position Description


Applications close: 19 Jan 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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