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  • 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: 32306
  • 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 : until February 2023
  • Full-time (76 hours per fortnight)
  • Classification : Community 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 lead the epidemiological aspects of this 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 lead the epidemiological components of our applications, including collating evidence for our model inputs and interpreting the outputs of our simulations. This will require close interaction with the infectious disease modellers, situational awareness of the context considered, liaison with stakeholders/policy-makers, literature review of relevant inputs and production of manuscripts and reports from the model outputs.

The successful applicant will have outstanding knowledge of public health and epidemiology and excellent organisational and teamwork skills.


  • Team-work and organisational skills
  • External stakeholder liaison
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, public health and heath policy (particularly relating to infectious diseases, emerging infections and COVID-19)
  • Production of high-quality outputs (government reports and manuscripts)


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

Applications close 11pm, 25th February 2021

All enquiries to Associate Professor James Trauer on james.trauer@monash.edu.

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.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closed 11 days ago - 25 Feb 2021
  • Published on 04 Feb 2021, 5:32 AM