Associate Professor or Professor / Director of VICNISS Coordinating Centre

Job posted: 23/05/2022
Applications close: 04/04/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 65061

Reference: 65061

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne - Associate Professor or Professor / Director of VICNISS Coordinating Centre

Outstanding leadership opportunity

A leading international organisation responsible for infection surveillance, prevention and control, VICNISS Coordinating Centre (VICNISS) aims to optimise infection prevention and control practice in order to deliver the safest quality of care across public and private hospitals and residential aged care.

With responsibility for delivering Victoria’s state-wide program for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections, VICNISS is unique for Australia and is seen as a model by other States for the appropriate benchmarking of hospital acquired infection rates.

As a key source of expertise and advice to the Department of Health and residential aged care sectors, VICNISS collects and collates health service infection surveillance data and analyses and reports it to the Department of Health for quality and safety monitoring and improvement purposes. VICNISS also has a dynamic, highly regarded research program with results consistently published in high impact international peer reviewed journals.

The Role

The role of Professor/Director of VICNISS is a joint appointment between the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Melbourne and will be based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), a joint venture of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne.

Leading a multidisciplinary team and working closely with the Victorian department of Health as well as clinical and academic partners, the Director facilitates integration and synergy of public health, educational and research programs in VICNISS. With an emphasis on a culture of innovation and research, the Director works with a wide range of stakeholders, maximising strategic opportunities for VICNISS through collaboration and engagement.

Candidates should have demonstrated skills and experience working across healthcare infection surveillance programs or epidemiology and in related fields of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. They should have a strong research track record evidenced by grants and high impact publications as well as demonstrated ability to manage complex programs and deliver outcomes within budget. Ideally, they will have a medical degree with specialist qualifications in Infectious diseases (eg,, FRACP or MRCP) and / or expertise in surveillance and epidemiology and research. Applicants with a higher degree in research (PhD) or MPH are also encouraged to apply.

The Director role available is part-time or full-time. Additional sessions up to full time, focused on research, clinical leadership, clinical infectious diseases and infection prevention may be negotiated.

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • We put people first — leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.
  • Enjoy working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

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All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Associate Professor or Professor / Director of VICNISS Coordinating Centre

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Kylie Taylor - 0406340920

Associate Professor or Professor / Director of VICNISS Coordinating Centre