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23 January 2020

MACH Infection Committee: Call for EOIs from Early Career Researchers

The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) is inviting expressions of interest from suitable candidates for an Early Career Research membership position on its Infection Subcommittee’s Executive.

The Infection Subcommittee is responsible for increasing capacity for high quality medical research in infectious diseases across the MACH network. This includes multi-site observational studies, investigator-initiated trials, industry sponsored trials, and health services research interventions. The subcommittee will also develop capacity for among community-based research sites. The subcommittee will identify priority areas for research and implement strategies to achieve these.

The subcommittee will also provide training opportunities in clinical research for medical, nursing, and allied health staff. The Executive Committee, on which this ECR will sit, is made up of a small cohort of representatives from the broader Infection Subcommittee membership.



Early Career Researchers (defined here as advanced PhD or early postdoctoral level) from all Departments of Infectious Diseases and Departments of Microbiology and related disciplines, as well as Epidemiology, Health Economics, Data and Biostatistics across MACH partners (see: are welcome to apply.


Other Subcommittee Aims & Responsibilities

  • Set vision and strategy for areas of research priorities for the MACH ID partners

  • Facilitate ethical and governance approval within the MACH ID network

  • Facilitate sharing resources including documents, standards of practice, and databases

  • Increase the number and quality of investigator led studies in the MACH ID network

  • Facilitate MACH ID involvement in Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network studies

  • Increase awareness of funding mechanisms to support ID related studies and fellows

  • Work with Monash Partners and Australian Health Research Alliance to influence infectious diseases clinical research policy at a state and federal level

  • Work with other MACH subcommittees on collaborative research opportunities


Applications and Further Information


To apply for membership as an Early Career Researcher, candidates are requested to submit a brief email statement highlighting their expertise and areas of research interest to MACH Project Officer Heather Whipps (contact information below) by 21 February 2020.


For further information, please contact Heather Whipps:



T: (03) 8344 9973



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