Research Fellow, Biostatistics

University of Melbourne
August 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:$119,231 – $141,581
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Fellow, Biostatistics

Job no: 0063040 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Salary: Academic B – $119,231 – $141,581 p.a. plus 17%

  • Provide biostatistical support to multiple research groups
  • Join the exciting Method and Implementation Support for Clinical Clinical and Health (MISCH) research Hub
  • 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 The Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health (MISCH) research Hub based at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health is seeking a biostatistician to contribute to the design, analysis and reporting of observational studies and clinical trials. The role will be advising on the statistical aspects of clinical research such as study design and sample size determination, perform statistical analyses of data, prepare reports and contribute to publications presenting research findings. At MISCH, you will be part of a group of researchers in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology who provide collaborative research support. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and career as a biostatistician in observational studies and clinical trials while working in a collaborative academic research environment. The position is available for 12 months.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in research as a collaborating biostatistician in a broader research team
  • Contributing to the statistical aspects and writing of research proposals (e.g. grants, trial protocols), performing sample size calculations, database review, randomisation, writing statistical analysis plans, and preparing study reports.
  • Who We Are Looking For We are seeking someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of effectively conveying statistical concepts to individuals with limited statistical knowledge. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve project goals and meet deadlines. Proficiency in applying research methodologies and quantitative data analysis is essential. Experience with statistical software such as Stata or R for data handling and analysis is required. Additionally, the candidate should have the ability to maintain high work standards under guidance and manage multiple projects concurrently.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD in Biostatistics or statistics or health data science
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills, including effective communication of statistical concepts to people with limited statistical knowledge.
  • Experience in or willingness to participate in the supervision or co- supervision of postgraduate and PhD students.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

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

    Your New Team –MISCH Hub The Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research (MISCH, https:// Hub is a University of Melbourne (Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences) initiative for supporting the conduct of health, clinical and basic research by providing access to biostatistics, health economics, health informatics, and implementation effectiveness and co-design expertise. As a biostatistician, you will be part of the MISCH Hub within the Biostatistics Unit at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

    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 outour 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 reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    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 Nick Petersen 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: 04 Jul 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 01 Aug 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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