20759263 11 topWe seek a Senior Epidemiologist (Full Time or Part Time from 0.4 FTE) on a 12 month contract to join the Generation Victoria (GenV) team.

About the program: Generation Victoria (GenV)

GenV is the largest children’s cohort ever to be planned in Australia. It is targeting all 170,000 Victorian babies born in 2021-2. It hopes to lead to new discoveries, new ways to predict and treat problems, and better or safer care for children with both common (like obesity, allergies and poor mental health) and less common (like epilepsy and cerebral palsy) problems. By bringing together administrative, biological, clinical and GenV-collected data into a single resource, it aims to speed up health and other solutions for children and mid-life adults (their parents). Please see https://www.mcri.edu.au/genv for additional information about GenV.

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting once-in-a-life-time opportunity to provide senior epidemiological leadership and ambassadorship to this landmark study. As GenV’s Senior Epidemiologist you will be instrumental in the growth of GenV’s science and people. You will be centrally involved in study design and the birth cohort protocol development and related grant applications. Your leadership in epidemiological methods will include sampling design and the validity and feasibility of comprehensive exposure and outcomes measurements. You will also advance linkage to administrative and clinical data sources. A junior epidemiologist will report to you and you will work with GenV staff across all streams and with stakeholders internal and external to MCRI. You will lead some content areas as it relates to your own expertise, experience and track record.

 Key Selection Criteria

  • Relevant PhD/Doctoral qualification
  • At least 3 years postdoctoral experience (relative to opportunity) and appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation
  • Has own funding or is competitive for own funding
  • Building a reputation as an outstanding researcher at the level appropriate to career
  • Track record in research leadership and/or knowledge translation
  • Strong postdoctoral research outputs and impact evidenced by publication records (including first or senior author papers), conference attendance and research translation
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Advanced communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Experience and ability to lead and mentor employees in order to foster a positive scientific research culture
  • Education and supervision of future researchers and successful higher degree student completions
  • Working with Children & National Police Clearance (if appointed) in compliance with the Victorian Governments Child Safety Standards
  • For a full list of responsibilities/accountabilities and key selection criteria, please download the position description.

Only applicants who address the key selection criteria will be considered. Please place your responses to the key selection criteria at the end of your cover letter. For more information on this position please contact Sarah Davies: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note, applications will only be considered when submitted via the MCRI website. Please click here to proceed with your application.

Closing Date: Extended to 28 April 2019

Position Reference: 16276