Post-Doctoral Fellow (Medical Education)

Melbourne, Australia
Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0059124
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time - Continuing
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: 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 – Melbourne Medical School

The Melbourne Medical School (MMS) was established in 1862 and has a substantial international reputation for its leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The MMS is committed to working with the communities we serve to improve health and advance health care. We will do this through our teaching, learning, research, clinical care and advocacy.

The MMS is composed of thirteen departments (Baker Dept of Cardiometabolic Health, Clinical Pathology, Critical Care, General Practice, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Medical Education, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Rural Health and Surgery) which are embedded within clinical health services throughout metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria.

About the Role

The Post-doctoral Fellow position is a research focused position which spans the three core work areas of the Department of Medical Education - Research, Customs Program and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program. The position will strategically focus on establishing and strengthening research connections between these three areas.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and lead a program of research that reflects the expertise of the applicant and aligns with a department research theme.
  • Conduct evaluative and implementation research focused on effectiveness of the MD and Customs Programs curriculum interventions, working in collaboration with other DME researchers.
  • Design and prepare research plans and ethics application, as well as advise on aspects of research design, analysis and communication for junior researchers.
  • Lead preparation of research outputs such as manuscripts, abstracts, presentations.

The Post-doctoral Fellow will report to and be mentored by the DME Director of Research and Research Training, and Head of the Department of Medical Education.

About You

You will be an early career researcher, with a demonstrated track record in medical education (e.g. publications in key journals, and presentations at national and international conferences), commensurate with post-doctoral level. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will provide you with the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external) and work collaboratively.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Medical Education.
  • A track record in attracting funding for medical and health professions education research and scholarship.
  • Teaching experience in medical or health professional education, and or faculty development.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for 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: 13 April 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0059124_Post Doctoral Fellow_PD.pdf

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