First listed on: 20 July 2021

The Opportunity

Are you an early career researcher eager to undertake real-world mathematical modelling projects in infectious diseases and global health? This could be the role for you!

A unique opportunity exists for a Mathematical Modeller to join Burnet’s Modelling & Biostatistics team. Join an innovative team that is developing and applying epidemiological and costing models around the world across a range of disease areas including COVID-19, HIV, TB, malaria, viral hepatitis, maternal and child health.

This is an exciting chance for you to:

  • Contribute to the development and application of epidemic and economic models to address major public health issues
  • Work with a globally based team of expert modellers, epidemiologists, economists, health and policy specialists, and computer scientists to improve models
  • Undertake modelling and analytical support that will be provided to governments, policy makers, and other partners including the World Bank, Global Fund, and international health agencies, to improve health budget investment towards better decision-making and impact around the world
  • Apply innovations and analytical skills to ensure high quality deliverables in a fast-paced environment
  • Contribute to and produce policy briefs, presentations, scientific papers and technical reports

Refer to the attached position description for full details.

This is a full-time position, initially for a 2-year period with the possibility of extension. Work from the comfort of your own home or join us in the office, location is flexible!

 

Let’s talk about you

The successful incumbent will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in modelling, statistics, physics, computer science, or a similar field OR;
  • An undergraduate degree in health sciences, biomedicine or a similar field plus experience with data analysis, computing or modelling
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated project experience, including the ability to successfully complete projects, both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with scientific computing and/or mathematical modelling (proficiency in Python (preferable), Matlab or similar, as well as experience in code management).

Demonstrated interest and experience in data visualization would also be preferable, as well as experience in one or more of the following:

  • Maternal and child health or nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Health costing and economics
  • Communicable diseases

 

The Burnet experience…

We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.

We offer:

  • A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Opportunities for career and professional development

 

Who are we?

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.

Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.

Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

 

Bring your whole self to work

At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE).

 

Sounds great! How do I apply?

Apply below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT on Tuesday, 3 August 2021.

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.




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