• Job no: 0048195
  • Work type: Continuing
  • Location: Parkville, Victoria
  • Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
  • Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
  • Salary: this Academic role is appointable at Level B, Level C or Level D AUD100,849 - AUD163,871 p.a.* + 17% superannuation (*level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience)

This is a full-time role. The Department is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time (up to 0.8 FTE) or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

The Department of General Practice

The Department of General Practice originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 51 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $5.6 million and research income of approximately $6 million annually.

With an increased profile within the Melbourne Medical School, the Department has utilised its growing network of general practitioners (GPs) and primary health care providers in the community to ensure that University of Melbourne medical students are provided with quality community based medical education. The Department delivers postgraduate training for primary care nurses, and research training for medical, Honours, Masters (6) and PhD students (26). For more than 20 years the Department has run a very successful General Practice academic registrar program.

The Department has a successful Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) including a Clinical Trials Unit with a practice-based research and education network (VicREN) comprised of our community based general practices and other primary care providers who contribute to and drive teaching and research. A proportion of our VicREN members are a part of our PATRON Community of Practice where de-identified electronic practice data are stored to drive impactful research to advance primary care policy and practice. Our cross-cutting research themes include clinical data analytics, implementation science and health services research. Central to our work is understanding the patient and practitioner experience and through co-production methodologies involving them in identifying the challenges, designing and testing solutions. Using clinical data analytics, we explore patient pathways through health care and describe the epidemiology of health and disease in primary care. With a focus on primary care innovation we develop, test and implement simple and complex interventions including digital technologies such as a range of risk stratification and point of care decision making tools. The Department also has successful research programs in specialised areas in Cancer; Children and Young People’s Health; Diabetes and Cardio-Metabolic Conditions; Mental Health; and Abuse and Violence.

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About the role

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced academic to join our team supporting postgraduate medical teaching within the department and with established excellence in research.

You will develop the academic discipline of General Practice and Primary Health Care where you will play a key role in the strategic development of the department with a primary focus on general practice research, graduate students and international programs. Your research will enhance an existing stream within the department. Teaching duties will primarily be focused on postgraduate students and include supervision of their research projects, enhancing their knowledge and skills, mentoring early career researchers and driving projects to achieve planned outcomes. In addition, you will provide invaluable input across all aspects of the department's work.

About you

For employment at Level B, you must have a medical qualification recognisable in Australia and a Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). 

For employment at Level C or D, you must have a PhD qualification in Primary Care or General Practice.

At any level of employment, you will have a developing profile in research or a wealth of research experience and similarly experienced in teaching and supervision.

We are in a time of expansion and growth. For more information, the position description plus other opportunities please go to:

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Applications close: 29 May 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time