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Biostatistician/Statistician: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

  • 21 Oct 2020 8:15 AM
    Message # 9315960

    For more details and to apply:


    Work type: Full-time
    Location: Sydney, NSW
    Categories: Research Administration support

    The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Australian Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Drug and Alcohol Program. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research

    The Opportunity

    Full time, Fixed-term opportunity until 30th June 2022

    Level 7/8: $96K - $121K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)

    Sydney, Australia based.

    The Biostatistician/Statistician is responsible for supporting the project team in achieving the aims of the study. The role of the Biostatistician/Statistician is to provide statistical advice in study design and analysis, and to undertake statistical analysis on a range of specific NDARC Projects.

    Skills and Experience

    Level 7:

    • Graduate, post-graduate or PhD degree in biostatistics, statistics, medical statistics or applied statistics, or in public health, health services or clinical epidemiology with demonstrable advanced skills in research methods and statistics.
    • Demonstrated statistical analysis and/or statistical modelling skills
    • Good interpersonal communication skills as evidenced, for example, by experience training staff on the appropriate application of statistical techniques
    • Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
    • An ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Willingness to attend ongoing training and to learn about unfamiliar statistical techniques
    • Demonstrated understanding of ethical principles relating to privacy and confidentiality with ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality when dealing with sensitive data
    • Knowledge of equal opportunity principles

    Level 8 (in addition to the above):

    • Substantial experience in the application of statistical analytic approaches
    • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise novel research questions in areas relevant to public health or health services research, and to develop these into a clear and feasible statistical analysis plan.
    • Demonstrated capacity to carry out or contribute to independent research as indicated by a proven track record of writing reports, academic papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals or funding applications.

    Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

    Contact (For job related queries only):

    Professor Louisa Degenhardt E:

    Applications close: 11pm, 11th November 2020

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