Senior Epidemiologist, Epidemiology & Analysis (Locations) (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 05/03/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1514879

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1514879

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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.

Application Closes: 5 March 2021

Role: Senior Epidemiologist, Epidemiology & Analysis (Locations) (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 4

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • Provide epidemiological support and advice to the COVID-19 Division by conducting investigation, data analysis and reporting in relation to cases, contacts, outbreaks and transmission dynamics.
  • Maintain situational awareness of evolving epidemiological issues related to COVID-19 transmission within Victorian healthcare settings.



  • Reporting to the Locations Pod Leads, plan and conduct epidemiological investigations of COVID-19 infections and outbreaks in Victoria.
  • Analyse, transform, clean and interpret data related to COVID-19 cases, contacts and outbreaks using statistical software (either Stata or R) aswell as other programs including Power Bi and Excel.
  • Support the Pod Leads in responding to ad-hoc requests for informationand data related to epidemiological trends and patterns, from both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Produce regular team reporting products and proactively look for opportunities to adjust or improve these where possible.


  • Help guide the work of other Epidemiologists in the team in line withresearch questions and scope, identifying and supporting training needswhere required.
  • Attend team and other meetings to stay updated on issues anddevelopments relevant to the Locations Pod's remit.


  • Communicate research findings and epidemiological concepts to arange of internal and external stakeholders using simple and engaging language as well as data visualisations.
  • Generate ideas about how to use data and insights to tell a story via written reports, slide presentations and verbally during meetings.
  • Provide regular updates on key epidemiological insights to Pod Leads, Managers and other stakeholders across the response.


  • Develop and maintain repeatable processes and protocols to facilitate high quality analyses by team members.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records,information security, privacy and governance policies.
  • Provide clear and appropriately detailed handover notes to Pod Leads and other team members when necessary.


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 <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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Senior Epidemiologist, Epidemiology & Analysis (Locations) (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2021

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Tania Riley | Tania.Riley@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Senior Epidemiologist, Epidemiology & Analysis (Locations) (VPSG5)