Senior Data Scientist

Eastern Health

Posted 18 March 2022

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Data Scientist to join the analytics team at Eastern Health. This role is key to developing this organisational service from the ground up through the delivery of a pipeline of data science projects. This is a great time to join the growing team as the organisation embarks on its journey to significantly uplift its data and analytics capability.

The role will:

  • Lead the implementation of data science across Eastern Health and nurture organisational adoption
  • Translate business needs into analytics requirements and a roadmap of specific data science projects that deliver tangible value for the organisation
  • Operationalise predictive models by working with the business to implement outputs into decision-making processes
  • Work with the data engineer to create data pipelines from both internal and external data and lead the development of the data warehouse
  • Lead a small team with responsibility for team outputs, learning, development and succession planning


About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Excellent coding knowledge and experience in several languages, for instance R/Python
  • Proven ability to build predictive models that are adopted by the organisation
  • Outstanding problem solving skills including the ability to work with ambiguity
  • Successful management of a small team or unit
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science or a related quantitative field

Please refer to the position description here for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to commencing employment.


What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note: 

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence


**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**


TYPE: Permanent, Full time


Data science within the health sector

Monthly ADO



Kate Reale

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