First listed on: 04 February 2024

Public Health Research Specialist (Infectious Respiratory Illness Surveillance focus)

 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 12 months
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 3
Remuneration: $122,850 - $139,559 per annum + 11% super + salary packaging
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition IDREQ465104
Applications Close: Sunday 3rd March 2024

This is a targeted position in accordance with Policy Directive (PD2016_053NSW Health Good Health - Great Jobs: Aboriginal Workforce Strategic Framework 2016 - 2020. Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who meet the selection criteria. Exemption is claimed under S21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality by providing documentation before the interview in addition to addressing the selection criteria. For information on Confirmation of Aboriginality requirements click here. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal applicants then applications from non-Aboriginal applicants will be considered.

About the job:

  • The position will provide expert surveillance, data analysis and information management in FluTracking. You will have the opportunity to lead key epidemiological analyses and publication of FluTracking data in Australia and contribute to the development and growth of FluTracking in Fiji, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Argentina.
  • FluTracking is one of the largest online COVID-19 and Influenza-like illness surveillance system in the world! FluTracking.net tracks over 100,000 people each week in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Argentina and generates over 3 million records per year creating the opportunity for a 'big data' approach to these analyses. FluTracking will be expanding to Fiji in 2023-24.
  • In this role you will be supported by a manager, public health physician, and other analytical staff within the team. There will be on-the-job training and opportunities for professional development through work with Australian and international influenza and participatory surveillance experts. Population Health provides a culturally safe and supportive workplace. You will receive both face-to-face and mandatory online training.
  • Based in the Health Protection Team in Hunter New England Population Health, you will work along-side world-class health professionals who are leaders in their chosen fields.
  • Population Health monitors health threats and diseases, responds to environmental and communicable disease threats, and promotes policies, environments, and behaviours that improve health.

About us:

Based in the Health Protection Team in Hunter New England Population Health, you will work along-side world-class health professionals who are leaders in their chosen fields. Population Health monitors health threats and diseases, responds to environmental and communicable disease threats, and promotes policies, environments, and behaviors that improve health.

Population Health is located on the historic Wallsend Campus where you can enjoy free parking, daily coffee truck, outdoor seating and is closely located to the Hunter Expressway.

About you:

You will bring your exceptional skills in:

  • Analysis and public health surveillance
  • Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS and R
  • Epidemiology of influenza, COVID-19, and other respiratory viruses
  • Problem solving, logical thinking skills, high level of attention to detail
  • High level project management skills
  • Time management and work prioritisation skills
  • Communication and capacity to work in a small team
  • Ensuring all work is conducted in a culturally appropriate and effective way for staff, clients, and partners.   

Benefits:

  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Four (4) weeks annual leave for temporary and permanent employees (pro-rata if part time) 
  • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.
  • Working where supporting the local community is at the forefront of our business strategy.

Requirements:

Relevant postgraduate tertiary qualification in epidemiology and/or public health (Masters or Doctoral level).

Need more information? 
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Sandra Carlson at Sandra.Carlson@health.nsw.gov.au




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