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Infectious Diseases Modeller

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 11 days ago
    Published on 4 Feb 2021

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  • Job no: 32303
  • Categories: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Fixed term : two year position
  • Full-time : 76 hours per fortnight
  • Classification code : Comm Development Worker Class 3 ($95,000 - $110,000.00 plus 9.5% super) 
  • Located at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
  • Staff benefits 

The Department
The successful applicant will work within the dynamic and growing team of the Epidemiological Modelling Unit at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Monash University. Our multi-disciplinary team of modellers, software developers and epidemiologists undertakes cutting-edge, policy-relevant epidemiological modelling of infectious diseases transmission and control. The Unit works closely with epidemiologists and public health specialists across SPHPM to provide support to government, NGOs and funding agencies to guide policy for infectious disease control in Victoria, Australia and our region. SPHPM is co-located with the Alfred Hospital and the other research institutes across our campus.

The Role
The successful applicant will take primarily responsibility for building and interrogating models of COVID-19 under the major project (“Real-time modelling of the COVID-19 epidemic”), funded by the Australian Medical Research Future Fund and our industry partners (the Victorian Department of Health, the World Health Organization and Amazon Web Services) to a total of AUD >1 million. This project will play a key role in informing the Australian COVID-19 response and developing computational tools for pandemic preparedness generally.

The appointee will extend our existing models of COVID-19 dynamics and build models using novel methodological approaches. This will be undertaken with support from the software developers on the team to ensure code is robust and appropriately incorporated with our infectious diseases modelling platform, and from the epidemiologist who will assist with parameter estimation, literature review and production of outputs. The successful applicant will have considerable scope to guide platform development and


  • Advanced abilities in simulating non-linear systems, especially infectious disease dynamics
  • Ability to independently construct, understand and interrogate infectious disease models
  • The ability to write elegant, accessible and reliable code


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Applications close 11pm, 25th February 2021

All enquiries to Associate Professor James Trauer on

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closed 11 days ago - 25 Feb 2021
  • Published on 04 Feb 2021, 6:14 AM