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Research Fellow (Biostatistician)

REFERENCE NO. 1581/0714

* Full-time fixed term from 1 October 2104 - 30June 2015, remuneration package: $110K-$131K 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.

The University Centre for Rural Health North Coast (UCRH) is a collaboration of the University of Sydney and the Southern Cross University supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Northern NSW Local Health District. The Universities of Wollongong and Western Sydney entered the partnership with the Commonwealth for a program supporting ‘long stay’ medical students. The UCRH provides a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence in education of students for clinical practice in rural health and conducts research relevant to the health needs of rural communities.

We are seeking to appoint a Research fellow with expertise in biostatistics to work with researchers providing high level biostatistical advice for a range of epidemiological projects; biostatistical advice and training to higher degree research students and researchers; conduct statistical analysis for research and evaluation studies; write up research results and contribute to the preparation of research papers and reports for publication.
To succeed in securing this role you will have:

 • undergraduate degree and postgraduate training in a relevant discipline or equivalent accreditation or standing
 • well-developed analytical skills preferably in the design, implementation, data analysis and reporting of epidemiological based   research; skills and experience in research project management and preparing research projects for submission for funding
 • high level skills and experience with advanced statistical software and experience with a range of word processing, spreadsheets  and databases
 • high level ability in oral and written communication

 • postgraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline
 • demonstrated ability to lead and work with multidisciplinary teams of researchers and to work cooperatively with others
 • experience in formal and informal teaching and evaluation of students; evidence of ability to mentor and/or teach junior   researchers
 • experience in preparation and delivery of education and training materials, preferably in biostatistics and research methods.
To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.
Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor Geoff Morgan on 02 6620 7526 or via email:

General enquiries regarding the recruitment process may be directed to Julie Small on 02 8627 1223.

CLOSING DATE: 16 September 2014

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.

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

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