Research Assistant/Research Fellow - Biostatistics

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Apr 27, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0055825
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; 1 year fixed-term
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Classification is either Level A or Level B depending on experience and qualifications.
Level A - $75,289 - $102,163 p.a. plus 17% super or Level B - $107,547- $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Biostatistics Unit, Centre for Epidemiology

The Biostatistics Unit at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics currently employs 9 senior biostatisticians and 10 postdoctoral researchers/research assistants, and has 3 higher degree research students. We have developed an integrated program of methodological and collaborative research, as well as providing statistical training to build a skilled research workforce.

About the Role

You will be part of the Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology node of the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health (MISCH) research Hub led by Professor Julie Simpson. MISCH provides high quality clinical and health research support across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and affiliated hospitals and institutes. You will provide advice regarding 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.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective communication of statistical concepts to people with limited statistical knowledge and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and collegially in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve project goals and meet agreed deadlines. You will also have the ability to maintain high work standard under guidance and work on multiple projects concurrently. Experience with randomised trials or observational studies and related statistical methods and experience with publishing peer-reviewed scientific articles are desirable but not essential.

Ideally, you will further have:

In addition to the above, the following are essential for a Research Fellow, Level B appointment:

Benefits of Working with Us

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