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  • Based at the Burwood or Geelong Campus  
  • Full-time and fixed term for 5 years
  • Level C $122,950 - $141,381 + 17% Superannuation
  • Level D $147,525 - $162,267 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin University is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or a Senior Research Fellow to join as part of Deakin Faculty of Health, within the Biostatistics Unit.

The Biostatistics Unit is responsible for providing expert biostatistical support to multi-disciplinary research initiate at the Faculty of Health. The Unit also provides statistical services to partner organizations such as Western Health and Western Alliance.

The Associate Professor will have a lead role in coordinating efforts of the Biostatistics Unit to strengthening research quality across the Faculty of Health. This position is suited to a highly motivated individual holding a doctoral qualification in biostatistics or statistics, who has an established profile in methodological research in biostatistics; and broad experience in health research, including advanced statistical analyses of randomised trials or observational studies and the development of statistical analysis plans and trial protocols.

The successful candidate will be appointed based on experience relevant to the role.

Your key responsibilities as an Associate Professor will include:

  • Contribute to the advancement of biostatistics by playing a leading role in initiating methodological projects
  • Play a leading role in strengthening the quality of multi-disciplinary research projects
  • Lead or co-lead applications for competitive external funding bodies with sustained effort and success
  • Recruit and supervise HDR students with timely completions and productive high-quality outcomes
  • Establish and sustain research collaborations and partnerships both nationally and internationally which have demonstrated outcomes
  • Lead and develop initiatives that ensure widespread adoption of a culture of research excellence, innovation, and impact
  • Contribute to the leadership of research evaluation and assessment activities (e.g. competitive grant assessment, Editorial Boards, ERA panels)
  • Provide leadership in biostatistics through national and international societies and editorial service to journals
  • Effectively support the development of early and mid-career researchers within the Biostatistics Unit and the Faculty of Health
  • Build and leverage external networks to foster collaboration, influence others, and share ideas

 To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in biostatistics or statistics
  • Internationally recognised research reputation in biostatistics underpinned by publications in high quality journals
  • Strong track record in public health and medical research, including advanced statistical analyses of randomised trials and observational studies and the development of trial protocols and statistical analysis plans
  • Strong record of success in obtaining and timely completing competitive external research grants
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive collaborations within biostatistics teams and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated success and passion for leadership in research
  • Outstanding knowledge of modern statistical methods relevant to public health and medical research
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching of biostatistics across different levels and modes, including non-statistical audiences and online and face to face modality

For a copy of the position descriptions, please see below:

Download File Senior Research Fellow Biostatistics Level C.pdf

Download File Research Associate Professor Biostatistics Level D .pdf

Please also see our Associate Professor, Biostatistics (524779) and Senior Research Fellow, Biostatistics (524634) opportunities, advertising concurrently

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications with reference to the position descriptions listed above.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Prof Liliana Orellana, Professor of Biostatistics at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications for this position close on the 19th of July, 2022  


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Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.