AIHW 2019The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent corporate Commonwealth entity established by the Australian Government to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on the health and welfare of Australians. 

The AIHW is seeking talented and enthusiastic data analysts, researchers and project managers to fill a number of contractual APS4, APS5, APS6 and EL1 opportunities in teams working on areas of population health monitoring, burden of disease and disease surveillance.

The Health Group has responsibility for monitoring and surveillance of chronic diseases, risk factors and the health of particular population groups and undertaking a wide range of novel and complex analyses and reporting projects, including using linked data. The Health group works closely with stakeholders to identify data and analysis needs, gaps and options for data development.  Additionally, the Health Group is also responsible for compilation, custodianship and management of national data sets and disease registers for mortality, diabetes, mesothelioma, cancer and screening as well as The Australian Burden of Disease Study and coordination of data provision to International agencies.

Across the Health Group, staff have a range of analytical, research and project management skills. Staff often have a background in fields such as epidemiology, statistics, psychology or public health. The available roles require people with the ability to demonstrate one or more of the skills below to complement existing teams:

  • Conceptual: the ability to understand and apply epidemiological and related concepts to disease and population health monitoring.
  • Analytical: skills in analysing and interpreting large health datasets, such as hospital, other health service, disease register, deaths and/or survey data using statistical analysis software (e.g. SAS, R, Stata, Python) and/or spreadsheets Experience analysing linked data is particularly sought.
  • Communication: strong written and oral communication skills, well-developed teamwork and liaison skills, and the ability to translate data and other information into a variety of public reporting formats, including AIHW publications, web products and journal articles.
  • Organisational: demonstrated project management skills and attention to detail, to deliver high quality work according to planned timeframes.

Roles will be filled at varying levels depending on the skills and experience of individuals.

For further information about this role and how to apply please visit: https://aihw.mercury.com.au/