Program Manager, Health Informatics & Data Science job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parkville

Role type: Full time/Fixed-term until 31/12/2024

Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Centre for Digital Transformation of Health

Salary: Level B $107,547 – $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and 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.

About 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.

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 Program Manager (Health Informatics and Data Science) will be a key member of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health’s (DT4H) team, which aims to make better use of routinely collected clinical data for research and inform clinical practice improvement. Guided by a Committee co-convened by the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) and DT4H, with representation from University-affiliated hospitals and the Department of General Practice’s primary care research network, this program of work aims to coordinate building capacity in the ecosystem of people, projects and systems that is required if the volume of data collected during routine healthcare is to be used to benefit patients.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Work closely with the Centre’s experts in data governance and law and the MACH/DT4H Committee, to drive the development, piloting, evaluation and eventual operationalisation of processes and infrastructure for sharing routinely collected clinical data across organisations
  • Work with team members and partners with analytical, data infrastructure, computing, education and stakeholder engagement expertise, plan and develop innovative forums (such as concept development workshops and datathons/hackatons) and mentoring schemes
  • Mentor participants in the Learning Healthcare System Academy- the Centre’s flagship professional development program for clinicians

About You

You will be a data scientist with significant experience working with routinely collected clinical data who is looking to transition from a research or analytical role to a research development, leadership and enabling role. You should enjoy working with multi-disciplinary research teams and facilitating high quality research and have a commitment to the highest standards of research ethics and rigour.

Your personal attributes and organisational skills as a detail-oriented problem solver who can work with multiple stakeholders across organisations and disciplines will set you up for success in this role.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective research collaboration and engagement with academic and clinical colleagues with minimal supervision.

You will further have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline such as data science, biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health informatics, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in state-of-the-art data science methodologies
  • Background in the health and medical research or healthcare sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a research team and to communicate effectively with academic, clinical and operational team members

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 and 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

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. 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

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected].

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements:

Position Description: 211101_PD_Program Manager HI&DS_final.pdf

Applications close: 5th June 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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