Dermatology Informatics

Location
Australia
Posted
May 12, 2019
Closes
Jun 11, 2019
Ref
110848
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland's Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).

The Faculty of Medicine offers Australia's largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.

The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health. Research projects within the Faculty have already led to discoveries with far-reaching social and economic impacts, including the revolutionary Gardasil (TM) vaccine for cervical cancer (Professor Ian Frazer) and a drug discovery EMA401 (Professor Maree Smith), a first-in-class oral treatment for chronic pain which through Spinifex Pharmaceuticals led to Australia's largest biotechnology commercialisation deal. Faculty staff include three highly cited authors, one Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), three Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and 12 Fellows of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). The Faculty is a core member of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, the Brisbane-wide academic health science system.

Educational offerings in biomedical sciences, medicine and public health are informed and supported by research activity across a range of fundamental and clinical areas of importance including recognised strengths in cancer, skin diseases, brain and mental health, maternal and child health and genomics. Cutting-edge facilities such as the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), our laboratories in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the new Centre for Children's Health Research (CCHR) enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease. Further details are available at www.medicine.uq.edu.au .

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) was established in 2007 and forms a major research centre within the Faculty of Medicine. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, UQDI has more than 300 researchers, clinical academics and students who work closely with hospital clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology, genomics and other areas of translational medicine. UQDI has particular research strengths in skin cancer, analysis of complex genetic traits and autoimmunity.

UQDI has a mission of translating discoveries into better treatments and has a strong record of achievement, most notably in the development of cancer therapies: research at UQDI by Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS led to the development of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. UQDI is the largest partner in the TRI, which is an extremely well-equipped translational biomedical research institute, with outstanding laboratories and core facilities for imaging, microscopy, flow-cytometry and in vivo models of disease. Its close affiliation with clinical units at Princess Alexandra Hospital provides UQDI with a significant strategic advantage in near-patient, translational research.

UQDI is part of The University of Queensland, one of the top Australasian universities, and internationally is ranked in the top 100 universities in all major independent rankings. UQDI academics are part of a vibrant and highly successful academic institution optimising their chances of research success. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the Institute's web site at at http://www.di.uq.edu.au/research

About This Opportunity

This position is located at our Herston Campus , UQ's core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Sharing premises with royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical research Institute, the campus houses a vibrant clinical and research community that delivers innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment. Conveniently located just minutes from Brisbane's city centre, there is access to multiple public transport connections, onsite parking and cycling facilities.

The purpose of this position is to provide technology support and research support for the dermatology informatics program of work being conducted within the UQ Diamantina Institute's Dermatology Research Centre.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful appointee must have a relevant degree in information technology, engineering or computer sciences.

To be successful in the role, you must be an organised, systematic thinker with technical experience in a networked environment. This includes the ability to monitor and investigate technical problems, install, maintain and configure hardware and software and preparation of technical documents and academic manuscripts.

The role, is ideally suited to a recent graduate with knowledge and or experience with reference management software (for e.g. Endnote) and skills in manipulating images using a combination of scripting and software applications.

A current Open Class C driver's license with a willingness to travel to sites around Queensland as required is essential.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au .

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time or part-time, continuing or fixed term position at HEW level 5. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,608 - $75,506 plus super of up to 9.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Liz Payne on email: e.payne@uq.edu.au

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

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