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Data Analyst / Developer

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Who Are We?

At MCRI we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health. MCRI is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability. We are committed to creating a positive working environment which values all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity.

Your Opportunity:

SAEFVIC is a specialist vaccine safety service focusing on vaccine safety and surveillance and is a national leader in vaccine safety. It helps immunisation providers report and manage both children and adults who have had (or are at increased risk of) an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI). SAEFVIC has two main arms, with the SAEFVIC clinical team part of the Infection and Immunity theme at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and the SAEFVIC Epidemiology and Signal detection team based in the MCRI Health Informatics group at the new Centre for Health Analytics of the Melbourne Children’s campus (healthanalytics.org.au). The Epidemiology and Signal detection team manage the state-wide surveillance system, reporting to the Department of Health, Victoria and nationally on AEFI trends and potential signal detections. Research activities include the investigation and validation of AEFI signal events and establishment of enhanced signal detection methodologies including near real-time surveillance from a range of health data sources, and the establishment of vaccine safety data linkage in Victoria. SAFEVIC engages with networks focussing on vaccine-related issues of public health importance and supports the National Immunisation Program, including roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination program. This role supports the data analysis operations and objectives of both SAEFVIC and the Health Informatics group, including database management, maintenance, optimisation and data analytics; and maintenance and enhancement of informatics tools and platforms.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing and developing data projects hosted in REDCap, other databases, and responding to routine and abrupt/urgent requests and issues.
  • Supporting the team in maintaining and developing PowerBI reports and similar business intelligence tools, such as managing relationships between distinct datasets.
  • Conducting vaccine safety data analysis to support routine and COVID vaccine surveillance.
  • Supporting in conveying key data messages, through appropriate data visualisation techniques and methods.
  • Contributing technical expertise to requirements analysis to enhance the quality of the solution design.
  • Supporting data mapping and interoperability to enable efficient data integration and relevant migration to new platforms.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant Master’s or higher-level qualification in field related to data analysis, computing, and/or computer science. Graduate-level applications welcome.
  • Experience/proficiency in managing database projects, preferably in REDCap.
  • Experience/proficiency in using business intelligence tools.
  • Experience in R, SQL. Proficiency with other programming tools, eg, Julia and Python preferable.
  • Advanced communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation/qualification.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Agile and flexible, with the ability to work under own initiative in a dynamic and rapid response environment.
  • Experience with large datasets and data linkage is preferred.

What’s in it for you:

  • 12 Month Contract (Possible Extension).

  • Attractive Salary $77,592-$105,292 per annum + Super (with Salary Packaging).
  • Full Time

  • Flexible Working Options.
  • Ongoing Career Development and Training.
  • Paid Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Health and Wellbeing Program and an Employee Assistance Program.

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Download the position description attached. Any specific questions not answered in the position description should be directed to Prof Jim Buttery jim.buttery@mcri.edu.au using the subject line: Data Analyst / Developer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you believe you have what we're after please click 'Apply Now' to proceed with your application in one document only please place your:

  • Cover Letter
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria
  • Resume

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact recruitment@mcri.edu.au using the subject line: Data Analyst / Developer enquiry via EthicalJobs and quoting Position Reference.

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all MCRI and VCGS workers must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by no later than 29 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated by no later than 26 November 2021, unless a medical exception applies. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID-19 Digital Immunisation Certificate/s as part of our pre-employment requirements.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Should you require any specific support or adjustments please talk to us and we will be happy to accommodate.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check and a Working with Children check is compulsory.

Please note, applications will only be considered when submitted via the MCRI website by clicking Apply Now.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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