Managing Chronic Disease and Multi-morbidities

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

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Chronic diseases —including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, stroke, diseases of the ageing, musculoskeletal disease, and chronic kidney disease are endemic in Australia and are the leading causes of death and disability.

The University of Melbourne’s strengths include research in common chronic diseases (CVD, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, musculoskeletal disease, oral disease, epilepsy) and primary care, with particular focus for strategies for improving Indigenous Health and multi- morbidity in ageing.

Chronic diseases and multi-morbidities research relate to the University’s other focuses on Health Services Research/ Implementation Science and Data and Health, with some focus on altering models of care, clinical and patient behaviour change, and utilisation of patient reported outcomes.

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 chronic disease research. We are seeking researchers with demonstrated expertise to build an internationally competitive research program in:

  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • ageing
  • indigenous health
  • neurological conditions

With the following skill sets/ technological capabilities :

  • ability to work with large datasets for large cohort studies, computational biology, statistical skills, clinical trials experience, genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics, health economics, data science

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

For enquiries please email:

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

Melbourne Medical School and its affiliated university hospitals

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Department of General Practice

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Austin Health

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

St Vincent’s Health Australia

Western Health

The Royal Children's Hospital

Northern Health

The Royal Women's Hospital

Mercy Health