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Research Assistant, Human Factors in Data Science

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17%
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Job Details

Job no: 0060644
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full Time; Fixed term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences 
School: Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super OR Level B  $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% 

  • Join a growing team of health informaticians, data scientists, and epidemiologists to drive a program focused on the impact of human factors on secondary use of health data. 
  • Contribute to research that shapes the design of datasets for research and clinical improvement. 
  • 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 

The role contributes to cutting-edge research at the intersection of health informatics and data science. Collaborate with a growing team to explore human factors influencing the secondary use of health data, emphasising the design of datasets for research and clinical improvement in a dynamic research environment led by Professor Wendy Chapman and Associate Professor Daniel Capurro. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesise knowledge in the field.
  • Drive and manage a funded project to build a community of clinicians for data-driven clinical research, including event organisation and stakeholder consultations.
  • Write ethics applications, protocols, and documentation for assigned projects.
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative analyses of research data, contribute to peer-reviewed publications, and ensure proper management of qualitative research data.

Who We Are Looking For

You will demonstrate confidence in managing multiple priorities, meticulous attention to detail, and a commitment to successful project delivery within specified timelines. You will bring outstanding written, visual, and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to perform independent interdisciplinary research and work both autonomously and collaboratively.

You will also have:

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant area.
  • Relevant research experience in a university or healthcare environment.
  • Skills in qualitative and data science research methods, including an understanding of theoretical frameworks and epistemologies, demonstrated through the successful application of such methods to yield useful insights.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of modern productivity software such as Teams, Office, OneDrive/SharePoint, etc., demonstrated by use of such tools in recent role(s).

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

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

Your New Team – Centre for Digital Transformation of Health

The Centre for Digital Transformation of Health at the University of Melbourne is at the forefront of revolutionizing healthcare through digital innovation. Our mission is to bridge the gap between digital health research and real-world healthcare, ensuring that research-driven advancements benefit the healthcare system.  By connecting the strengths of medical research and data science, we're creating a vibrant ecosystem for translating digital health innovations into clinical practice.

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

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

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 Katherine Robertson 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: 10 December 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description:  0060644_Research Assistant, Human Factors in Data Science_PD.pdf


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.

For more information please visit:

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

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