General Practice Liaison

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 7, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0056889
Location: Parkville (Flexible and hybrid work environment)
Role type:
Part time (0.6 FTE); Fixed-term until 31 December 2023
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School
UOM 6 – $89,182 – $96,536 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of General Practice
The Department of General Practice originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 68 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $7 million and research income of approximately $11 million annually.

With an increased profile within the Melbourne Medical School, the Department has utilised its growing network of general practitioners (GPs) and primary health care providers in the community to ensure that University of Melbourne medical students are provided with quality community-based medical education.

About the Role
The General Practice Liaison will take a leading role in general practice recruitment for the Torch Recruit program. Torch Recruit is software installed in general practices to facilitate identification of people who might be eligible to participate in clinical trials.

The incumbent will be highly experienced in providing high level research administration support and coordination, to facilitate completion of program deliverables with a focus on providing an excellent experience for general practices participating in the Torch Recruit program.

Travel may be required from time to time to general practices to facilitate recruitment activities.

Responsibilities include:

About You
Your highly developed organisational skills, attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines allows you to manage competing demands. Your excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills give you the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and as part of a team.

You will also have:

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].