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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (Biostatistics) – University of Sydney

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – Biostatistics, Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences
Reference no. 800/0417

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in biostatistics
  • Full-time, fixed term for two years with further offers possible

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Biostatistician to support an NHMRC funded program grant under Professor Nick Buckley in the Discipline of Pharmacology. You will provide statistical advice and support to researchers, collaborators, research fellows and research students concerning the design and appropriate statistical methodologies, with focus on pharmaco-epidemiology, pharmacometric modelling, epidemiology and clinical trials. Responsibilities will include planning and leading statistical analyses, using statistical software to manage and analyse data; contributing to drafting scientific protocols, grant applications and scientific publications; developing and implementing best-practice procedures relating to statistics and data management. You will be expected to make an independent and significant contribution to research, and supervise higher degree students.

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 Biostatistician who possesses demonstrated expertise in: • a PhD or a postgraduate degree in biostatistics, statistics, or other quantitative research techniques or or equivalent experience • a history of research evidenced by peer reviewed publications • expertise and experience in fitting and interpreting complex statistical models • excellent data organisation and analysis skills • experience as statistician in pharmacometric, pharmacoepidemiology or health research (desirable) • excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate statistical results to non-statisticians • strong statistical computing skills in statistical software (SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, Matlab, Nonmem).

For appointment at the more senior level you will also have:

  • demonstrated ability to work with high level of independence and leadership
  • experience in research-based leadership role
  • demonstrated ability to develop and oversee the implementation of best-practice statistical and data management processes
  • a history of attracting grant funding (desirable).

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: 11pm 25 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.