Research fellow - Data Analysis in Disability & Health - University of Sydney

  • NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health 
  • Centre for Disability Research and Policy - Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Reference no. 488/0317

About the opportunity 

The Faculty of Health Sciences is the largest health science faculty in Australia and is internationally recognized for quality and innovation in teaching and research. Disability and community research is one of the substantive research strengths within the faculty.

The Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP) is a university centre housed at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The centre brings together the University’s leading research expertise in disability to create greater theoretical and empirical understanding of disability and to improve policy decision making. The focus of the centre is on the social and economic participation of people with disabilities and their health and well-being over the life course. 

The National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH): the first research centre of its kind internationally, the CRE-DH will gather the evidence needed to guide social and health policy reform with the explicit intent of improving the health of working-age Australians with disabilities. The CRE-DH involves researchers from across Australia and internationally with expertise in epidemiology, health economics, health and social policy, psychology, psychiatry, public administration and public health. At the University of Sydney the CRE-DH is led by Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, with Professor Anne Kavanagh from the University of Melbourne as lead CI on the CRE-DH. 

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Research Fellow to join our multidisciplinary team to analyse national administrative and survey data related to mapping social, economic and health inequities for people with disabilities. You will conduct analysis of large scale national administrative and survey data sets and work closely with Australian Bureau of Statistics officers in accessing, identifying and analysing relevant data sets. You will also contribute to the development of a monitoring framework to track progress in reducing inequities over time. There may also be an opportunity to contribute to the other work programs within the CRE-DH. 

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Coding Team Leader VCR.138 - Cancer Council Victoria


  • Lead a small team of medical coders ensuring the timely and accurate collection of all new and recurrent cases of cancer
  • Team management including resource allocation, actively coaching and mentoring team members
  • Full time fixed term position until 30 June 2019 - St Kilda Road, Melbourne


This is an opportunity to join a renowned research centre and contribute to a worthy cause

About your environment

Cancer Council Victoria has been leading efforts against cancer since 1936 through world leading research, prevention, support and advocacy programs. The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) is responsible for the support of epidemiological, clinical, behavioural and health services research through proving comprehensive and accurate information for cancer control. The VCR operates a number of programs with aims to generate descriptive statistics on the occurrence of cancer in Victoria as well as facilitate cancer genetics research and provision of clinical services to families. Within this unit, the VCR Data Capture Team is responsible for the collection of information on all new and current cases of cancer diagnosed in Victoria.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Coding Team Leader to join the VCR Data Capture Team. Reporting to the Manager, Data Capture and working closely with another Coding Team Leader, your role is to:

  • Assist with the planning of work allocation for the Data Capture Team through the management and monitoring of incoming work
  • Manage day to day operations of a team of Medical Coders, while providing staff mentoring and development
  •  With the Manager, Data Capture identify training needs and coordinate the orientation and training for new and existing team members
  • Translation of information into clearly defined oncology codes as well as supporting team members with resolution of complex pathology reports
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and achievement of deliverables of the Data Capture Team

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Australian Lung Foundation Australia Registry - Data Manager

Opportunity to contribute to a unique and internationally acclaimed national Registry and research project using an innovative platform

The Australian IPF Registry is a unique national research resource that has been facilitated by Lung Foundation Australia. The Lung Foundation is the only national charity devoted to serving everyone in Australia with a lung disease.

The Registry is seeking a part-time Data Manager as data cohort is substantial, dynamic and researchers request data regularly. State Coordinators collect and enter an ongoing series of participant and physician surveys and the results of medical investigations and expert panel reviews into a remote access database.

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Senior Research Officer - Statistician - Cancer Council Victoria

  • Join a large and dedicated research team
  • Make a significant contribution to epidemiological research
  • Full-time (part-time applicants may be considered) fixed term position for 12 months - St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Conduct statistical analysis for major research programs across the Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division.

About your environment

Cancer Council Victoria has been leading efforts against cancer since 1936 through world leading research, prevention, support and advocacy programs. The purpose of the Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division (CEID) is to progress the cancer control objectives of the Cancer Council by developing and maintaining high quality resources for epidemiological research and to maintain national and international recognition for excellence in epidemiological research and scholarship.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Research Officer - Statistician to join the CEID. Reporting to the Team Leader - Statistical Analysis Cluster, your role is to:

  • Analyse existing data from programs and studies and contribute to the writing of scientific papers for publication in peer reviewed journals and grant applications
  • Provide technical reports to senior staff and external collaborators and stakeholders, and deliver sound technical advice on statistical methods

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