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Senior Biostatistician, HealthStats NSW

  • 5 Aug 2019 2:20 PM
    Message # 7812076
    Kevin Wang (Administrator)

    Posted on behalf of Helen Moore, if you have any questions regarding the role please contact Helen directly.

    Role Title: Senior Biostatistician, HealthStats NSW

    Employment Type:  Full Time - Ongoing

    Role Classification:  Clerk, 9/10
    Remuneration:  $110,745 - $122,038 pa (plus superannuation and annual leave loading)
    Hours per Week: 35

    Location: St Leonards

    Requisition ID:  REQ120026

    Closing Date: 11:59pm, 18 August, 2019

    About this role:

    HealthStats NSW is an interactive, web-based application that allows users to freely access data and tailor reports about the health of the NSW population. The Senior Biostatistician provides expert advice about statistical and analytical methods and processes to support major enhancements to HealthStats NSW.

    Where you'll be working:

    The HealthStats NSW Team is part of the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence at the NSW Ministry of Health. The Centre produces relevant and timely epidemiological reports of high quality; provides highly technical statistical analysis and interpretation of complex data; develops innovative systems for data collection, analysis and reporting; drives NSW Health’s population health strategic agenda, by building the evidence base, translating it into policy and practice, and enhancing capability for the population health workforce and research sector; and encourages and promotes excellence through rigour, creativity and pragmatism.

    What you'll be doing:

    The Senior Biostatistician will contribute to the development and implementation of enhancements to the HealthStats NSW software application by providing business analysis support for the re-development of a semi-automated ‘Statistics pipeline’ including development of a metadata database, migrating statistical analytical programs to the ‘statistics pipeline’ and developing new data visualisations. The Senior Biostatistician will also undertake statistical analyses of large health administrative data sets for reporting in HealthStats NSW; develop and operationalise new statistical methods for the analysis and creation of new indicators; 

    Need more information?

    1.     Click here for the Role Description

    2.     Find out more about applying for this position

    3.     All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)

    4.     Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

    For role related queries or questions contact Helen Moore on

    If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Sally Mcrae on


    Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)


    If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.

    1) This role involves working as part of a multidisciplinary team to build a new data reporting tool. In addition to developing statistical scripts (in SAS and R) for the new system, you will also play a crucialrole in integrating these scripts with the system. There will be a need to communicate requirements and work to specifications. Have you had similar experiences in the past? Please describe the processes you followed to ensure that integration went well.


    2) In addition to developing novel analysis scripts, this role involves running repeated analyses using SAS macros and R packages. Describe your experience and personal contributions to working in a team that created and managed complex scripts used for repetitive tasks efficiently.


    The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


    To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following: 
    •  an Australian Citizen, or
    •  a permanent resident of Australia, or
    •  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
    •  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

    You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.




    To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.


    Applications Close: Sunday, 18 August. 2019

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