Faculty of Medicine - Centre for Big Data Research

Ref. 57727

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At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH) in the Faculty of Medicine aims to improve the health of the population through research using large-scale electronic data that integrates information about biology, clinical care, health services and the social and physical environments.

About the role

  • $89,063 - $112,173 plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term (2 years, with the possibility of extension)
  • Full-time (Part-time appointments will also be considered) - multiple positions (up to four)

The role of the Biostatistician/Epidemiologist is to contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health. Depending on experience, the role will assist in or lead the technical aspects of research projects including: the development of data management and data analysis plans; performing data analyses and drafting research publications. The role may also contribute to the supervision of other staff and students of the Centre, specifically with respect to biostatistical and epidemiological methods and the manipulation and analysis of large-scale and linked health records.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • demonstrated experience in statistical analysis of routinely collected and/or longitudinal survey data using statistic packages such as SAS, STATA, R, MLwiN, SPSS, SQL;
  • demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of project teams to support the planning, management and analysis of complex data; and
  • a Masters or equivalent degree in statistics, biostatistics or other quantitative discipline; or graduate degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or engineering with applied knowledge/experience in the medical or health field.

Consideration for appointments at Level 8 you will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • proven capacity to lead the data and project management aspects of research projects that include project administration and governance, research design, method investigation. You are required to systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. Please visit: https://www.jobs.unsw.edu.au/ and search by reference number for more information and to apply.

Contacts:

The appointee(s) will be based within one of the four Research Units in the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (cbdrh.med.unsw.edu.au) but may work across projects in all of the units. For further information about the positions and work of the Research Units, please contact:

Louisa Jorm, Professor and Director, CBDRH and Head, Health Services and Outcomes Unit
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T: (61 2) 9385 0644

Claire Vajdic, A/Professor and Head, Cancer Epidemiology Research Unit, CBDRH
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T: (61 2) 9385 1424

Georgina Chambers, A/Professor and Director, National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, CBDRH
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Sallie Pearson, Professor and Head, Medicines Policy Research Unit, CBDRH
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T: (61 2) 9385 8895

Closing Date: 26 February 2017