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Program Manager, Health Informatics and Data Science

Melbourne, Australia
$107,547 - $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
6 Sep 2022

Job Details

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time/Fixed-term until 31/12/2024
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
Salary: Level B $107,547 - $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health

The Centre for Digital Transformation of Health is a cross-disciplinary centre that sits in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and the School of Computing and Information Systems.

With a vision of connected healthcare, the Centre aims to address a critical gap in the translation of digital health research, which is clearly needed if the healthcare system is to benefit from research-led advances in digital health.

About the Role

The Program Manager (Health Informatics and Data Science) will be a key member of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health’s (DT4H) team, which aims to make better use of routinely collected clinical data for research and inform clinical practice improvement. Guided by a Committee co-convened by the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) and DT4H, with representation from University-affiliated hospitals and the Department of General Practice’s primary care research network, this program of work aims to coordinate building capacity in the ecosystem of people, projects and systems that is required if the volume of data collected during routine healthcare is to be used to benefit patients.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Work closely with the Centre’s experts in data governance and law and the MACH/DT4H Committee, to drive the development, piloting, evaluation and eventual operationalisation of processes and infrastructure for sharing routinely collected clinical data across organisations
  • Work with team members and partners with analytical, data infrastructure, computing, education and stakeholder engagement expertise, plan and develop innovative forums (such as concept development workshops and datathons/hackatons) and mentoring schemes
  • Mentor participants in the Learning Healthcare System Academy- the Centre’s flagship professional development program for clinicians

About You

You will be a data scientist with significant experience working with routinely collected clinical data who is looking to transition from a research or analytical role to a research development, leadership and enabling role. You should enjoy working with multi-disciplinary research teams and facilitating high quality research and have a commitment to the highest standards of research ethics and rigour.

Your personal attributes and organisational skills as a detail-oriented problem solver who can work with multiple stakeholders across organisations and disciplines will set you up for success in this role.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective research collaboration and engagement with academic and clinical colleagues with minimal supervision.

You will further have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline such as data science, biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health informatics, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in state-of-the-art data science methodologies
  • Background in the health and medical research or healthcare sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a research team and to communicate effectively with academic, clinical and operational team members

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

Position Description: 211101_PD_Program Manager HI&DS_final.pdf

Applications close: 06 Sep 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

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*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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