Research Fellow in Digital Health Education

Melbourne, Australia
$97,558 to$130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
29 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time/Fixed-term until December 2023, renewable subject to continued funding
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Digital Transformation of Health

Level A - $97,558 (A.6) - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - 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 appointee will work in the education and workforce development team within the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health. Reporting to and working closely with the Digital Health Education and Workforce Development Lead, they will work primarily on a high-profile, national program to build workforce capacity across Australia to deliver on national plans for implementation of modern interoperability standards for healthcare IT (called FHIR) as well as a range of other exciting projects. They will take the lead on: 1) conducting needs analyses for course development, 2) education program evaluation, and 3) exploring Australian health system workforce needs for digital health capability building. They will be expected to publish their findings in top-tier journals and present at conferences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a program of research that evaluates a suite of FHIR training programs and enables ongoing course development
  • Collaborate on grant-funded and non-grant funded education and workforce development studies
  • Apply theoretical frameworks and organisational priorities to the design of research studies
  • Analyse information and compile insights from needs analyses, literature reviews and environmental scans

About You

You will have a strong background in education research, evaluation or a related field, and will be responsible for leading and conducting innovative and collaborative research projects. You will be able to manage research projects including development of effective plans, timelines and milestones.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or near completion of a PhD in a relevant field, such as education, evaluation, health services research, or organisational psychology
  • A strong publication track record relative to opportunity
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team environment

Please note: to ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, a successful candidate would be required to pass a Working with Children Check in Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

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, 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

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Applications close: 28th February 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0058457_Research Fellow in Digital Health Education_PD.pdf

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