Professor/Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Data Science

Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney School of Public Health

Reference no. 1010/0820F

  • Exciting opportunity for a senior academic who is a leading authority in epidemiology and public health data science
  • Join a vibrant network of individuals, research groups and centres in Australia’s first school in Public Health
  • 5 year fixed-term position with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 8,100 permanent staff supporting over 73,000 students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University and contains seven academic schools: Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, Sydney Dental School, Sydney School of Health Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Nursing School and Sydney Pharmacy School. This integrated faculty brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking and challenging the status quo by establishing productive research units that cross traditional clinical school and discipline boundaries.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic as Professor or Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Data Science who has an international reputation for excellence in research directly relevant to public health and/or health services. The successful candidate will establish and lead a unit within the Sydney Local Health District to develop expertise in areas including epidemiology, big data analytics, electronic health records, genomics, health informatics, clinical decision support, machine learning, e-Health, and precision health. This unit will be engaged in applied, practical, implementation-focused research working closely with the School’s Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Biostatistics group, and the Prevention Research Collaboration among others.

The successful candidate will be expected to have training in public health and/or relevant fields such as biostatistics, data science, quantitative epidemiology, economics, health services research or statistics; and an outstanding track record of success in peer-reviewed publications and in competitive grant funding, especially in areas that are directly relevant to public health data science. You must also have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the school, faculty and University.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

About us 

The School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health is a vibrant network of individuals, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of educational and research opportunities for students. The school has more than 100 academic staff, more than 100 researchers, 1,000 postgraduate students and over 200 higher degree research students.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

The position is offered on a fixed-term basis for 5 years, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. For more information on the position and how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 1010/0820F.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Sunday 1 November 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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