Data Scientist

University of Melbourne
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:$80,258 – $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Data Scientist

Job no: 0026523 Location: Hospital-based Role type : Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join an internationally recognised centre of excellence for academic Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Neonatal Paediatrics.
  • Work with a dynamic team of clinician researchers and epidemiologists investigating the impact of exposures during pregnancy on outcomes for mother and child.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Data Scientist to join the perinatal Epidemiology Group within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. The position will be within the Perinatal Epidemiology team, and includes primary responsibility for the management, cleaning, and administration of a complex population-wide dataset of over 1 million births, linked to multiple childhood and maternal outcome databases.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing day-to-day coordination of research datasets used by the Perinatal Epidemiology Group – primarily a large, Commonwealth-level linked dataset.
  • Timely, accurate, well-organised, and clearly documented data cleaning, coding, testing of linkage validity, and data dictionary preparation.
  • Writing and executing STATA .do files, in addition to the management of data in Microsoft Excel.
  • Designing and running reports to highlight and describe aberrant and missing data.
  • Who We Are Looking For To be successful in this role you must be enthusiastic about translational medicine and improving outcomes for mothers and babies. You will also have excellent organisational skills, capable of balancing multiple demands and working to deadlines.

    You will also have:

  • Advanced qualification (Masters, PhD, or equivalent) in science, health, biomedicine, biostatistics, econometrics, bioinformatics, or a related discipline.
  • Appropriate level of expertise in management of large, complex datasets.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets, database programs, statistical software, and word processing.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply research methodologies and conduct quantitative data analysis.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology The University Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health is responsible for teaching Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, to MD medical students. Currently, each year approximately 350 medical students spend 8 weeks (across 4 rotations) attached to the Department during the third year of their medical course.

    The vision of the Department is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for academic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, and its mission is to provide high quality academic services across a broad range of clinical, educational and research activities within its associated teaching hospitals, and especially at its major centres, the Royal Women's Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katie Robertson via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 03 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 03 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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