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Professor Director of Paediatric Infection & Immunity

Melbourne Metro, VIC

08/08/2023 - 08/08/2027


Clinical Director/Medical Director

  • Fixed Term Full TimeFull-Time
  • Full-Time joint appointment will lead clinical services at the Monash Children’s Hospital,
  • Fixed Term 5 years

Professor & Director of Paediatric Infection and Immunity

About the Role

Reporting operationally to the Program Director, Children’s, professionally to the Chief Medical Officer and academically to the Head of Department of Medicine, Monash University, the successful applicant for this full-time joint appointment will be accountable for leading and managing paediatric infectious diseases clinical services at the Monash Children’s Hospital, whilst responsible for enabling the research and education program at Monash University in infection and immunity.  This is an exciting opportunity to innovate and support excellence in health care, research, and education. The appointment will be for 5 years in the first instance and extended for additional term based on performance

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit

About Monash Doctors

There are more than 3000 Senior and Junior Medical staff at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria's largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

About the Department of Infection and Immunity

The Department of Infection and Immunity in the Children’s Program provides a range of services covering infectious diseases, allergy and immunology and antimicrobial stewardship. The Infectious Diseases Unit provides a consulting service to all paediatric units including the Emergency Departments, Oncology, General and Specialty Medical and Surgery units, and Monash Newborn. In addition, the ID team provides care directly for children with infections under its own bed card where appropriate.

The Allergy service is primarily focussed on providing an ambulatory food allergy challenge service but also offers an ambulatory allergy consulting service. The Department’s other ambulatory services include a general Immunology clinic for the investigation and management of immunodeficiency conditions, an Immunisation Safety clinic, and a general Infectious Diseases clinic. Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections are currently included under the broader Infectious diseases services in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to quality education, outstanding research and international engagement. A member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities, it seeks to improve the human condition and is committed to a sustainable future. Monash has six campuses in Victoria, a campus in Malaysia, a campus in South Africa, a centre in Prato, Italy, and numerous international partnerships and cooperative ventures. 

Monash has over 63,000 students spread across its Australian and off-shore campuses, and over 7,200 full time equivalent staff. Almost 3,000 of these staff members are academic staff.

The Department of Paediatrics provides undergraduate teaching in Paediatrics and Child Health. It is responsible for the undergraduate curriculum and student assessment for the University, which is delivered at Monash Health, Eastern Health, Peninsula Health, Cabrini Hospital, Northern Victoria (NVRMN), Gippsland Medical School and at the University campus in Malaysia. 

It also supports students wishing to undertake research by completing a BMedSc, Honours or PhD as they complete their medical degree, and early career academic paediatricians who have recently completed a higher degree and are transitioning to independent research funding. The department is part of the Women’s Children’s and Reproductive Health theme of the Monash Health Translational Precinct (MHTP) and the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC). The department is closely aligned with the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, the Ritchie Centre, and the Turner Institute.

Further information can be found at 

What Monash Health offer

A generous competitive remuneration package is on offer, comprising base salary, employer contribution to superannuation (10%), continuous medical education support allowance ($28,442 p.a.), leave loading (17.5%), conference leave (2 weeks p.a.), private practice arrangements, clinical support time, professional indemnity cover.   

  • Other employment benefits offered by our health service (if applicable) shift allowances, flexible working arrangements, travel allowances, access to corporate discounts, discounted staff car parking, staff wellness programs, professional development program, employee assistance program and attractive salary sacrificing options.  


Confidential enquiries are welcome, please contact Prof Nick Freezer on 03 8572 3792. 

What you need

A medical qualification from a registered tertiary institution and Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) with a current annual practicing certificate is essential. 

  • Fellowship or membership of the appropriate College or Association within Australia as recognised by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) including maintenance of CPD and good standing as required by AHPRA for the maintenance of Specialist Registration. 
  • Higher research degree (MC, PhD) (desirable); with an outstanding track record in research
  • Appropriate health professional tertiary qualifications
  • Fellowship of the RACP in Paediatric Infectious Diseases or equivalent 

Additional Information

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • Reference checks;
  • A clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • A current Victorian Employee Working with Children's Check (or proof of payment for same); and
  • Proof of immunisation.

All applicants must be awarded Scope of Clinical Practice by the Monash Health Credentialing committee.  Information presented for application will be presented to the committee during the selection process, and all appointments are subject to maintenance of SoP within the clinical services capability framework in the facilities in which clinical work is to be undertaken.  This process must be completed prior to offer of employment. 

Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and if applicable registration or membership with the appropriate registration authority or association. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties. 

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be accepted.

Job Ad Reference 53068
Date Listed 16 April 2023
ContactNick Freezer
8572 3792