Research Fellow / Officer - Human Computer Interaction

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
06 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 0054816
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time/Fixed-term until 31st December 2024
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
Salary: Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join a dynamic team leveraging advanced simulation tools for groundbreaking human-computer interaction studies in healthcare.
  • Drive research that directly shapes digital health technologies' usability and integration in clinical workflows, leading to industry impact and prestigious publications.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This role will contribute to human-computer interaction studies that take advantage of the Validitron Simulation Lab and Sandbox; a physical and a cloud environment which together make it easy to simulate end-to-end healthcare information systems and workflows.

The Validitron is a research platform that helps navigate the complexities of translating a digital health innovation into a clinical care setting. It brings together research methodologies and infrastructure, systems and processes that collectively provide a means to develop, validate and evaluate digital health innovations. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support development of HCI/computer supported collaborative work/usability/persuasive design research projects that utilise the resources of the Validitron SimLab and Sandbox.
  • Execute agreed Validitron research projects, driving processes such as literature review, preparing and submitting ethics documentation, recruiting and managing participants, collecting and analysing data, and preparing results for publication.
  • Cultivate expertise and standing in the methodologies and practices relevant to this role, for example, user testing, usability evaluation and scenario-based simulation methods.
  • Proactively develop a learning/improvement approach to the use of relevant research methods including collecting feedback/learnings and documenting methodologies, practices and learnings so that they can be applied to future similar projects.

Who We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate is a motivated researcher with a strong background in human factors research, HCI methodologies, and a proven track record of high-quality research in digital health. They are innovative, collaborative, and passionate about transforming healthcare through digital health innovation.

You will also have:

  • PhD in human computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work, persuasive design, ethnography or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in a research environment with an excellent research track record relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to devise, plan and execute high quality human factors research projects through to completion and dissemination.
  • Experience with the development and user evaluation of low/high fidelity software prototypes.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “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. The Centre’s strategy is underpinned by connecting the strengths in health and medical research in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, to the strengths in informatics, computing and data science in the School of Computing and Information Systems and across the University to create a collaborative, inter-disciplinary ecosystem that supports translation to real-world research impact in the healthcare system.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 21 September 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0054816_Research Fellow Officer- Human Computer Interaction_PD.pdf

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