Data Scientist

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Department: Ambulance Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/1365594
Closing Date: 16-Nov-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Data Scientist PD.pdf (PDF, 387KB)

How to apply for a position with AV.pdf (PDF, 169KB)

Contact: Recruitment

Position Details

Ambulance Victoria's missionis to improve the health of our community by delivering innovative, high quality ambulance services. The leading edge clinical practice and lifesaving work of Ambulance Victoria's paramedics and volunteers underpins this mission.


About the role

Ambulance Victoria are in the early stages of a significant, organisation wide effort to uplift our data and analytics capability. We are a team of people with passion and skill and we are looking for a Data Scientist who will help us strive to provide the organisation with innovative and impactful insights from our rich datasets. The role is based in our Doncaster office, full time and fixed term until 30 June 2019.


We have the foundations of a great analytics service, the support of the whole organisation and fascinating subject matter to work with. We help provide a crucial and highly regarded service to the community. This is a rare opportunity to do something that, when done well, will impact many lives for the better.


 Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Identifying meaningful insights from large data and metadata sources and interpret and communicate insights from analysis and experiments
  • Utilize exploratory data analysis techniques to understand the data and multivariate analysis to generate new features
  • Leverage multiple data sources to develop scheduled and ad hoc reports to enable process and trend analysis.
  • Processing, cleansing and verification of data to be used for analysis
  • Mentoring a team of junior data scientists to deliver innovative and impactful insights from data
  • Build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Continuous improvement – you will be expected to constantly scan the systems and tools you work with to identify opportunities for improvement, and then to highlight and work with the team to implement solutions


About you

Successful candidate attributes will reflect Ambulance Victoria's overarching commitment to the protection, safety and well-being of patients, staff and the community. In addition, the successful candidate will possess/demonstrable experience in the below:


  • 5 + years experience in Data Science
  • Strong skills in at least one analytical/programming tool, such as R, Python, SPSS, RapidMiner or SQL
  • Ability to take ownership of complex problems and find elegant solutions
  • Solid understanding of data manipulation, BI concepts and architecture
  • Critical thinker able to challenge the status quo supported by data insights
  • Thrives in a rapidly changing environment with little direct supervision


The skills below would be advantageous:

  • Experience working in an agile work environment
  • Healthcare experience
  • GIS experience

The salary for this position is $120,716 - $137,961


What's in it for you?

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance, as well as offering salary packaging options and various other benefits.  We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our people's skills and abilities.

How to apply?

We request that your application for the Data Scientist position is forwarded by 16 November 2018 by clicking on ‘Apply online'.

Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

For any queries please email or by contacting the AV Recruitment Team on 03 9840 3795.

Ambulance Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

By applying for a new position within Ambulance Victoria (AV), you agree to undertake an updated assessment of any Secondary Employment or Outside interests.  This is required to ensure there is no perceived or actual conflict of interest for AV should you be successful and commence in the new role.

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