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Translational Data Scientist - University of Sydney

Translational Data Scientist
Brain and Mind Centre DVC Research
Portfolio Reference no. 680/0417

  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Data Science
  • Full-time fixed term for 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Remuneration package: $106K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Brain and Mind Centre Academic Lead for Data Science, the Translational Data Scientist in brain and mind sciences (neuroscience and mental health) will help support research opportunities across all areas of basic, clinical and translational medicine and health. The role will enhance and develop data science projects across Brain and Mind Centre; grow data science capacity to promote discovery; provide support with open-source and proprietary software for generating data visualisations and data understanding; and assist with data access and management.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Translational Data Scientist who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • using complex data sets
  • modern data-centric programming languages including one of Python, R and developmental languages including one of C++ or Java
  • understanding of modern data software and tools, from cloud computing to the many existing commercial products used for data analytics

Further, this role relies on an aptitude for understanding and interpreting researchers’ needs, advising on and providing appropriate data science skills for the research objectives, and communicating and translating this back to the researchers, in an ongoing discussion, to progress and achieve successful outcomes.

The successful candidate will work closely with basic science, clinical research and academic staff working in brain and mind sciences both physically at Brain and Mind Centre and across The University and its affiliated teaching hospitals and research partners.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 17 May 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.