Ensuring a Healthy Start to Life

We are currently seeking Senior Research Fellows/ Academic Level C – join us as we strengthen our women and children’s health research program. Apply now.

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The Australian Government has recognised a major need for investment in women’s health, pregnancy and child health, to address health inequities across the lifespan and the intergenerational effects of early life exposures. This initiative seeks to support research from discovery through to implementation and evaluation, and may include genomic and emerging technologies, epidemiology and clinical trials, education and post implementation research. The Medical Research Future Fund is making a $17.5 million commitment into Women’s Health, Maternal Health and the first 2000 days, and $18.1 million to preventative health over the next four years.

The University of Melbourne and its clinical partners are at the forefront of translational research in women’s health including early life determinants of reproductive health, contraception, fertility, endometriosis, menopause, cancer survivorship and healthy ageing. The University conducts world-leading research in pregnancy health including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction and stillbirth. Our newborn health researchers are addressing best practice in newborn health, in particular the management and long-term outcomes of premature and low birthweight babies.

The University Department of Paediatrics is integrated with the world class Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital.  Together we are tackling all aspects of children’s and adolescent health.

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 women and children’s health research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • reproductive health and healthy ageing in women
  • pregnancy health including the implications of pregnancy complications on long-term health
  • newborn health
  • perinatal Epidemiology
  • childhood and adolescent health.

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 Health Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH)

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Clinical Partners