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).
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.
For more information regarding The Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC) please visit:
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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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment 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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