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Public Health Medicine Registrar, Immunisation Advisory Centre | Auckland or Wellington

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Closing Date: 30 Sep 2022

Public Health Medicine Registrar, Immunisation Advisory Centre | Auckland or Wellington

The Opportunity

  • Work at the forefront of Aoteoroa New Zealand’s (NZ) immunisation response
  • Work nationally with the key networks involved in strategic planning, policy, communication, and services delivery related to all aspects of the national immunisation programme, including COVID-19 vaccination programmes
  • Work as part of an experienced academic and service delivery team who have extensive experience in translational research related to many aspects of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, immunisation coverage and equity
  • Auckland or Wellington based on a 6-12 month fixed-term contract basis, full or part time (negotiable on duration and FTE)

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our Organisation

Since 1997 the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) has been serving NZ as a local source of independent, evidence-based information regarding vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation. In addition to providing national strategic and policy advice, it educates NZ’s vaccinators, conducts research and provides clinical standards and engagement opportunities for health professionals in the sector. IMAC is operated by Auckland UniServices Limited and based in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland. It has strong academic relationships with several departments within the faculty of Medical and Health Sciences including the Department of General Practice.

Our Vision

IMAC’s vision is to create and sustain healthier communities protected from vaccine preventable diseases through the effective delivery of immunisation services.  Our overriding public health principles are to improve equity and adherence to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and we are working to build a workforce which represents the demographic profile of the population.

In addition to providing national strategic and policy advice, IMAC educates New Zealand's vaccinators, conducts research and provides recommendations for clinical standards and engagement opportunities for health professionals in the sector.

Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga – What is the purpose of this position? 

  • To support IMAC’s activities in supporting the national immunisation programme in improving national vaccine coverage and equity with the objective of achieving relevant Public Health medical competencies.
  • To work with our team of clinicians, educators, and researchers on a wide range of projects including research, strategy, policy training, education and training materials.
  • To provide medical and public health skills, research, and advice in relation to immunisation and detection, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
  • This position offers an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop or enhance skills across a broad range of immunisation issues facing New Zealand at present, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako – Skills & Experience 

  • MBChB qualified (or equivalent), with a current practising certificate issued by the New Zealand Medical Council
  • A knowledge of the theory of epidemiology and experience in conducting epidemiological analysis
  • Sound clinical knowledge of vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write and talk about clinical issues clearly and concisely
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and ability to apply its principles to day-to-day work

For more information, including a copy of the position description, view our careers website here:  

Please submit your application by 5pm, 30 September 2022

Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

COVID-19 Vaccination Order

This role is covered by the New Zealand government’s Vaccination Order. We are therefore only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As UniServices is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff, clients and communities, evidence of your vaccination status will be requested as part of the employment process.

Honoa te tangata ki te tangata, te tangata ki te taiao, te tangata ki te rangahau, rangahaua ki whai hua.
(Linking people to people, people to the world around us, people to research, research that brings ideas to life.)

For further information regarding the role, contact Loretta Roberts – IMAC National Director,


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