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Reference Number 73044
Position Title Communications and Data Officer
Location Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Parkville
Award Hosp Scientists [18]
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Centre Communications and Data Officer

@ WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza - VIDRL

  • Part Time Fixed Term position for 12 months - great opportunity
  • The Centre is one of 5 global WHO Influenza Reference Laboratories that analyses influenza viruses and helps with the recommend of influenza vaccine compositions
  • Help to mitigate the impact of influenza on the community
  • Better understand the evolution of the virus and to prepare for future pandemics

About Us:

  • WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza analyses influenza viruses in human populations worldwide and provides data for WHO’s seasonal influenza vaccine recommendations.
  •  The team also conducts research, training, and capacity-building related to influenza both nationally and within the WHO South East Asia and WHO Western Pacific Regions.
  • We are a small and welcoming team that values collaboration both internally and externally with World Health Organisation Centres globally.

Your New Role

  • Extract and compile data from Centre databases for reporting
  • Compile and prepare reports to meet Centre KPIs – reports and work plans to Centre funding and governance bodies
  • Design and compile reports and newsletters to partner laboratories
  • Maintain records and upkeep databases of Centre staff activities, Centre visitors, grants, and Centre publications
  • Maintain and regularly update content on the Centre’s website and social media

Your Contribution

  • Excellent written communications and organisational skills, attention to detail
  • Understanding of data structures and data analytics
  • Understanding of database design principles, as well as data collection and extraction.
  • High competency with MS Office suite – all programs (including Access, Publisher)
Why work with us?
  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging options and generous leave entitlements
  • Onsite car parking and close to public transport

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Ian Barr, ph: 9342 9300


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine (mandatory for all clinical and or patient facing roles) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    


Don’t delay, apply now!  - recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable candidates are received. 

Contact Person Ian Barr
Contact Number 9342 9300
Alternate Contact Person Symone Mercuri
Alternate Contact Number 9342 9300
Closing Date 10/11/2023
Position Description
Application Guide click here to view