Health Informatics Project Officer (28 views)

February 2, 2018

Health Informatics Project Officer

  • Are you passionate about health informatics?
  • Do you want to make a difference to the Australian health system? 
  • Join CSIRO’s Health & Biosecurity – a strong multidisciplinary research team

The Position

You will be part of the Health Data Analytics Team, whose focus is to improve performance and sustainability of the Australian health system by capitalising on clinical/operational data and knowledge with Analytics, Optimisation, Automation, Decision support and Risk Stratification Tools.

The ideal candidate will have a dual role. For the next two years, you will coordinate the evaluation of a new model of health care. This new model will be implemented in Victorian health services. Your main responsibilities will be co-ordination of data collection (including patient survey and focus groups with health care professionals), assisting with data analysis (quantitative data and qualitative data) and assisting with write up of findings for stakeholder reports and peer-reviewed journal articles. The role will also support other quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation projects as required.

This position offers the opportunity to work in a high-quality research environment with a track record of impact in both national and international e-Health programmes. The Health Informatics Project Officer will work closely with clinicians, allied health practitioners, medical and ICT researchers based in Melbourne and interstate.

Location:      Parkville, VIC
Salary:          AU $95K – AU $103K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Indefinite
Reference:    55581

To be successful you will need:

  • Bachelor/Postgraduate Degree in health informatics, clinical research, psychology, clinical epidemiology, public health or relevant field and experience in health service delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of patient management and clinical practice, particularly in hospital and community care settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing/coordinating projects.
  • Proven ability to develop/maintain relationships with customers/collaborators/partners.
  • Experience with computerized patient medical data collection, management and reporting systems.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office or equivalent, in particular MS Excel or MS Access.
  • Experience conducting both quantitative and qualitative research (at all stages of research lifecourse: research design, data collection, data analysis and write up).
  • Proficient in the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis programs (e.g. Stata, SPSS, R, NVivo)
  • The ability to work effectively independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and carry out tasks autonomously in support of scientific research.
  • Demonstrated ability & willingness to contribute novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.

Before applying, we encourage you to read the full position description for this role. This document can be viewed at:

Position details document

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more! CSIRO Balance

How to Apply:  To apply, please provide a CV as well as a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in brief, and upload these as one document at our website

Applications Close:  Applications will close at 10:59pm (AEST) on Tuesday 13th February 2018.