Senior Lecturer : School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Melbourne, Australia
07 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

About Monash University

Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism.  Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world and our professional staff revolutionising the way we operate as an organisation.  For more information about our University and our exciting future, please visit

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS) is the University's largest research faculty. World‑class researchers work across disciplines including laboratory‑based medical science, applied clinical research, and social and public health research. The faculty is home to a number of leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups, and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas. Our expertise in life sciences and biomedicine is recognised both nationally and internationally.

From a teaching perspective, our education curriculum covers a range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, radiography and medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics, paramedic studies, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, behavioral neurosciences and social work. We take pride in delivering outstanding education in all courses, in opening students to the possibilities offered by newly discovered knowledge and in providing a nurturing and caring environment.  To learn more about the faculty, please visit

Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine is a teaching and research unit of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is centred at the Alfred Hospital Campus. It plays a prominent role in public health medicine in Australia and has a strong record for training individuals with the capacity and skills to assume leadership roles in Australia in this field. We work closely with the major Monash affiliated hospitals, research institutes and public health units within Victoria. Our skills provide a key resource underpinning translational research within our faculty.  Further information about the school, including an organisational chart, is available online at

The Opportunity

The Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine is seeking to appoint a Level C Senior Lecturer (GP/Physician).

The Preventive Medicine Unit has particular existing strengths in large scale community based clinical trials.  The unit aims both to enhance and broaden its research base to produce research of the highest quality on promoting health, preventing disease, and managing the health of communities and defined populations, with a focus on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia and disability. One of its flagship projects is the STAREE (Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly) trial, a world-first public good trial that will exclusively enrol 18,000 older, healthy people to examine the benefits and risks of taking Statins.

As part of the next phase of its strategic development, we are seeking to appoint a new or established GP/Physician. We will only consider applicants with an outstanding track record of research achievement for their career stage and an exciting and innovative research vision. Applicants must be general practitioners or physicians with medical registration, under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Successful applicants will be offered an attractive salary package and will be provided the opportunity to undertake clinical work. Appointment will be at Level C (Senior Lecturer) and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Expressions of interest, comprising a cover letter, CV and summary of proposed research possibilities within the STAREE trial (1 page max) should be submitted as part of your application.


Informal enquiries should initially be made to Professor Sophia Zoungas,  Monday and Wednesday +61 3 9903 0711

Closing Date

Sunday 4 December 2016, 11.55pm AEDT