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Senior Epidemiologist - Syndromic Surveillance (Vpsg5)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


This is a senior position within the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance team in the Health Protection Branch. The position contributes to the development, testing and implementation of innovative disease surveillance strategies, especially in syndromic surveillance of communicable and environment-related disease. The role involves working within a project team of IT specialists, data analysts and epidemiologists to automate the receipt, analysis and reporting of syndromic surveillance data from health services across Victoria, including the development of outbreak/anomaly detection algorithms and alerting processes. The position also works closely with colleagues from across the epidemiology team and the Health Protection Branch.

Do you have

  • Postgraduate qualification in epidemiology and/or biostatistics, or equivalent experience?
  • Demonstrated experience in communicable disease epidemiology and surveillance?
  • An innovative mindset, prepared to go beyond existing methods while retaining scientific rigour?


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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