Health Data Librarian

Health Data Librarian 

Job No.: 581448

Location: Alfred Hospital Hospital and Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $85,538 - $93,819 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions 

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

The Opportunity

The Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Monash University Library are recruiting for a Health Data Librarian to undertake a 1 year project. This project will examine the current research and related data management practices at the School, and make recommendations about how best to manage data going forward. It is anticipated that this advice will be made available to other Schools within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. The role will also be tasked with bringing the knowledge gained back to the Library, for use in other engagements.

SPHPM is the Faculty's principal source of skills in epidemiology (including clinical epidemiology), biostatistics and large scale clinical data-management. At any given time there are around 600 studies being undertaken, of various sizes. There are substantial archives of digital and paper study materials that are essentially inaccessible to researchers. The forthcoming Monash Health Data Platform solution and “Safe Haven” will need to be incorporated into the data management practices of the School.

The role will primarily be based at the School in the Alfred Hospital precinct, but will spend at least one day a week in the Hargrave Andrew Library at Clayton as part of the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences team, and will visit other sites and research groups as required. The project will report to the research governance body at SPHPM, but will be part of the Library for administrative purposes.

Expected outcomes of the project:

  1. Report on current data management practices in the school, building on work done in 2014

  2. Recommendations on future practices

  3. Pilot of recommendations with selected projects or studies

  4. Pilot of proposed management of existing digital and paper based research materials

  5. Initial implementation of solution based on pilot experiences

If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Mr David Groenewegen, Director, Research, Monash University Library +61 3 9902 0570.

Position Description

Download File Health Data Librarian

Closing Date

Thursday 11 October 2018, 11:55 pm 

Job region
Monash University
Full time
$85,538 - $93,819 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)
Mr David Groenewegen, Director, Research, Monash University Library +61 3 9902 0570.
Closing date
Tuesday 09 October 2018