Health Modeller

Job No: BI201920238
Location: Melbourne


The Health Modeller will work on multidisciplinary projects, to apply existing epidemiological and costing models to real world applications.

Working with the Modelling & Biostatistics team within the Burnet Institute, the Health Modeller will:

  • Develop and apply mathematical models to address major public health issues, predominantly for maternal and child health, but also for major infectious diseases including HIV, TB, malaria and viral hepatitis;
  • Work with a team of mathematical modellers, economists, health and policy experts, computer scientists and epidemiologists to refine epidemiological and costing models; and
  • Provide modelling and analytical support to governments and other partners - notably the World Bank and international health agencies - to improve resource allocative efficiency within the heath sector.

We actively welcome modellers from related fields, outside of epidemiology, as well as people with experience in health outside of modelling.

Please refer to the attached position description for full details.



The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in modelling, statistics, physics, computer science, or a similar field OR undergraduate degree in health sciences, biomedicine or a similar field plus experience with data analysis and computing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated project experience, including the ability to successfully complete projects, both independently and as part of a team (preferable)
  • Experience with scientific computing and/or mathematical modelling (preferable) 
  • Experience in one or more of the following: maternal and child health or nutrition. epidemiology, health costing and economics, communicable diseases (preferable) 
  • Demonstrated interest in data mining and data visualization (preferable)

Benefit from ongoing support, a monthly accrued day off for full time staff and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation.  Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience. 

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

Applications close at 11:30pm AEDT on 31st December 2019.

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process. 

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.

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