Biostatistician, Sydney

  • Opportunity to provide statistical analysis to the Prevention Research Collaboration, a research group of the Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health

  • Located at Charles Perkins Centre within the Camperdown Campus

  • Full-time, fixed term for 3 years with a base salary of $104-123k pa plus superannuation

About the opportunity

The Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC) is a research group within the Sydney School of Public Health, at the University of Sydney and has specialised expertise in population-wide prevention research and translational research.

The Biostatistician will use their advanced knowledge of quantitative methods and analytical skills to conduct relevant statistical work and support research within the PRC, and more specifically in support of research activities auspiced by NSW Health Prevention Research Support Program (PRSP) and the NSW Research Program for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention (RPANOP).

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a high potential Biostatistician who possess:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in statistics or biostatistics

  • experience in health-related statistical analysis with demonstrated skills in applying advanced

    methods (e.g., multivariate modelling including GEE and related techniques), and other

    relevant software packages (e.g., SAS, STATA or SPSS or equivalent)

  • experience in multivariate modelling relevant to public health and experience in calculating

    complex sample sizes and weighting in population health studies

  • experience in analysing routine surveillance and population health data, and intervention data

  • demonstrated skills in data management and analysis of health and intervention data.

The successful candidate will use their effective communication skills to understand technical information and translate this to different audiences both internally and externally, as well as, maintain high work standards with minimal guidance and supervision.

About us

For more information regarding The Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC) please visit:

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 our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information packavailable 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 119/0119F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 25 February 2019

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

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.

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