Job Opportunities

Research Fellow in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Sydney University


  • 2 x Full time, 2 year fixed term positions with possibility of extension
  • Exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow in Biostatistics and Epidemiology to conduct child health and health services research
  • Base salary $113,184 + 17% superannuation


About the opportunity

The Child Population and Translational Health Research team are seeking a Research Fellow in Biostatistics and Epidemiology to contribute to a funded program of research related to understanding child chronic conditions, including, but not limited to, childhood cancer, congenital heart disease and childhood-onset type 1 diabetes. This position will be based at the Charles Pekins Centre, Camperdown campus.  


Your responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the analytical design, statistical analysis and reporting of research in peer reviewed publications and presentations
  • apply complex statistical methods to analyse linked administrative health, education and clinical data
  • collaborate and liaise with a multidisciplinary team of academics, clinicians, policymakers and other stakeholders
  • generate reports for stakeholder meetings, contribute to academic papers and other means for dissemination of findings
  • contribute to developing grants and funding applications (Category 1-4 funding)
  • pursue opportunities for own research related to child health, health services, health policy and health economics research

About you

  • postgraduate qualifications in epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health or related degree with a strong component in epidemiology and/or biostatistics
  • a relevant PhD, or nearing completion of PhD
  • experience in epidemiology, health research or health services research, including designing statistical analysis plan, conducting data analysis and reporting results, for peer reviewed publications
  • demonstrated experience in data preparation, data management, and analysis of large, population-based linked administrative and clinical datasets
  • advanced biostatistical analysis skills, e.g multilevel models, causal inference methods ,machine learning
  • ability to work independently- initiate, organise and manage projects; and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills; and presentation skills to a wide range of audiences


Please include a cover letter address the above criteria.


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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.


Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.


EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


Close date for applications
11.59pm Saturday 5th November 2022


How to apply


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