Paediatrics and Child Health
Sydney Childrens Hospital Network
CAM12602 Requisition #
**Immunisation Research**
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives. Learn more about our network here: http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/professionals
Employment Type: Temporary 
Remuneration: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM12602

The Clinical Provisional Fellow position in Immunisation Research at The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS) is a position up to 1 FTE for up to 12 months commencing as soon as possible. Part time positions may be considered. The Fellow will assist with vaccine safety support, vaccine clinical trials, general immunisation research projects, teaching and participation in the NSW Immunisation Specialist Service (NSWISS) and Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic. This position will have a focus on supporting vaccine safety work being undertaken for COVID-19 related work.
The Fellow will help coordinate the clinical research team and will involve in providing technical support on immunisation and vaccine safety related matters. The role will also support the day-to-day running of the clinical trials and research projects for both infants and adults and will be required to recruit subjects for vaccine trials, examine subjects, perform venepunctures, and assist with data analysis, preparation of reports and research protocols.

NCIRS is the leading research organisation in Australia that provides expert advice on all aspects of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), and other issues related to immunisation, to inform policy and planning for immunisation services in Australia and to support initiatives in the surveillance of VPDs, including disease surveillance, vaccine coverage and immunisation adverse events. This work is funded through agreements with the Australian and the New South Wales governments. The Centre is affiliated with the University of Sydney and staff may have appointments within the either the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, or the School of Public Health. NCIRS staff includes people with expertise in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, paediatrics, infectious diseases, and quantitative and qualitative survey methods. https://www.ncirs.org.au/
Selection Criteria
  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category
  2. 3-6 months experience in relevant subspecialty or equivalent preferable
  3. Completion of mandatory training as required by RACP or equivalent (if applicant registered with RACP) preferable
  4. Ongoing commitment to further education and professional development and demonstrated ability to teach, and willingness to participate in the teaching of Medical Students, Junior Medical Staff and other clinical staff
  5. Excellent clinical skills
  6. Excellent communication skills, including effective negotiation, written and oral communication skills
  7. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft word, access and excel and reference manager
  8. Previous experience in the one or more of the following: experience in paediatrics &/or infectious diseases/microbiology and/or postgraduate research; experience in conducting clinical trial processes & methods, including ethics applications; and paediatric, epidemiology or public health qualifications or equivalent
SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required for all NSW Health staff in line with the recent NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 (including any amendments):
  • Applicants living in an area of concern are required to provide evidence of their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or have booked an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on or before 19 September 2021 and will need to provide confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021
  • All other applicants are required to provide evidence of their  first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 30th September 2021 and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021
  • From 30th November  2021 onwards, all applicants to provide evidence of first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination
If you have a medical reason and cannot be vaccinated: A COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form must be completed by a GP or Medical Practitioner. An exemption to the Public Health Order requirements will only be considered if you are unable, due to a medical contraindication, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Position Description

  2) Find out more about applying for this position. Your application must include a current resume and responses to the application questions and criteria in the online application form. Please ensure you complete your application prior to the closing date. Interviews will be conducted via videoconference only.
  3) For role related queries or questions, please contact Dr Nicholas Wood on nicholas.wood@health.nsw.gov.au
  4) For technical support, please contact the Customer Service Team on 1300 443 966, select option 1, then option 2 


Applications Close: 26 September 2021


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