First listed on: 27 February 2018

eHealth Data Science Lead Engineer 

Sydney Informatics Hub
Reference no. 2344/1117 

  • Opportunity to lead the eHealth component of the Sydney Informatics Hub
  • Located at the Camperdown / Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, Fixed Term 3 year appointment, $148K remuneration package, which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

An opportunity is for available for an eHealth Lead Engineer to lead the eHealth component of the team responsible for data science in a new University core research facility called the Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH). The eHealth Lead Engineer will service the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences by establishing a capability for supporting researchers across the health and medicine disciplines, and building research relationships and opportunities for the University in this key strategic area. The eHealth Lead Engineer will have oversight of service delivery, project scheduling and implementation of key aspects of the eHealth strategy under the Sydney Informatics Hub activities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an eHealth Data Science Lead Engineer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • leading a team of researchers whilst building and developing training, service delivery and engineering processes
  • partnering with health and medicine researchers and practitioners in the development of outreach, collaboration and project management procedures
  • ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders in designing, executing and delivering high quality projects

About us

A Core Research Facility is a centralised, shared capability spanning multiple faculties, providing access to high-end research infrastructure and offering a range of related services to assist researchers with specialist applications. The facilities serve as focal points of research activity, bringing together a critical mass of researchers from diverse disciplines, while providing the means to better manage and sustain high-end research infrastructure to deliver quality research outcomes, particularly in areas of strategic priority.

The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) addresses the opportunity presented by the unparalleled growth in the quantity and variety of data driving progress in all areas of academia. The opportunity exists to access and make effective use of data across all disciplines, from new discoveries in science and health, to developing a better understanding of individuals and society, to driving better outcomes for business and government. The SIH also provides an opportunity for the University of Sydney to lead its peers in Australia in developing an integrated approach to informatics, data science and its application in all disciplines.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm Tuesday 20th March 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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