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Biostatistics Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

  • Work with internationally renowned experts
  • Key role in collaborative research program
  • Full-time or part-time flexibility, fixed term for 3 years, remuneration package: $110K-$156K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
We are seeking a number of biostatisticians to support an NHMRC funded program grant under Professor Nick Buckley in the Discipline of Pharmacology.  The program aims to address research gaps in in key human toxicology issues and ensure rapid translation of these results into practice and regulation. You will provide high level statistical advice and support to researchers, collaborators, research fellows and research students concerning the design and appropriate statistical methodologies, with focus on pharmaco-epidemiology of linked data sets, pharmacometric modelling, epidemiology and clinical trials.

You will be working with internationally renowned experts, within one of only a few research collaborative groups in the world working in this area. The group includes national and international collaborators as well as overseas research sites in Sri Lanka.

To succeed in securing this role you will have:
  • a PhD or a postgraduate degree in biostatistics, statistics or a combination of relevant degree and experience
  • a history of research evidenced by peer reviewed publications
  • experience in working as a statistician in health research environment (desirable)
  • experience in fitting and interpreting complex statistical models
  • excellent data analysis skills
  • experience as statistician with strong expertise in biostatistical methodology
  • 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).
For appointment at the more senior level you will also have:
  • demonstrated ability to work with high level of independence
  • 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).
The appointment would be for an initial term of three years with the possibility of renewal dependent upon funding and need.

To apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing Date

25 November 2014 (11pm Sydney time).
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.