Disease Prevention

We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C – join us as we strengthen our disease prevention research program. Apply now.

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Non-communicable conditions such as heart disease, common mental disorders, and stroke are major contributors to Australia's burden of disease. The conditions have significant economic, social and personal impacts. Understanding the causes and consequences of common non-communicable diseases is emerging as an important area of future research and is of direct relevance to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). This research will be critical to governmental and non-governmental stakeholders implementing policies, programs, and interventions at both a population level and for groups at particular risk.

The University of Melbourne is leader in the study of prevention of heart disease, mental ill-health, obesity and other endemic diseases. The University has key research in the areas of population-level mental health, indigenous health, obesity, decision science, and behavioural change. Epidemiology and a focus on upstream drivers of the most common diseases in society is notable strength. The University is committed to research on the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions, programs and policies,

The University of Melbourne is seeking new researchers at academic level C who can join in and benefit from our developing critical mass of research talent and facilities for disease prevention research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • the design and evaluation of interventions, programs or policies targeting common diseases;
  • big data, including large administrative datasets;
  • fundamental or translational studies of the impacts of disease prevention; and,
  • health Equity with a focus on upstream drivers of disease.

Applications are open until 24th July 2018 and will require a:

For enquiries please email: mdhs-campaign@unimelb.edu.au

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Key partners, schools and centres at the University of Melbourne involved in disease prevention research:

Melbourne Medical School

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Melbourne Disability Institute

Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

Melbourne Institute

State and federal governments