Research Associate/Research Fellow, Epidemiology, ARAS/BRF

Adelaide, Australia
Thursday, 9 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 27 July 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Clinical and Health Sciences at the City East Campus
  • Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $88,851 - $118,665 per annum (plus superannuation)

About the Role

Reporting to the Associate Research Professor in Biostatics and Pharmacoepidemiology, you will undertake research-related epidemiology activities for the NHMRC Project entitled: Large scale evidence generation for the utilisation and safety of biologic medicines. In this role you will work with a diverse team to investigate how biologic medicines are utilised in real-world settings and develop research studies that will build the evidence base for the safety of these medicines.

UniSA – A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise on the global stage, agile and astute, known for relevance, equity and excellence. We educate and prepare global learners from all backgrounds, instilling professional skills and knowledge, and capacity and drive for lifelong learning. We undertake research that is inspired by global challenges and opportunities, delivers economic and social benefits, and which informs our teaching.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop study protocols for the conduct of epidemiologic studies to investigate the utilisation and safety of biologic medicines, using large electronic healthcare datasets and statistical software.
  • Undertake literature reviews, consolidate data, prepare high quality manuscripts of project findings and manage submissions for publication.
  • Produce and disseminate research publications, and project and evaluation reports.
  • Coordinate communications with international collaborators and the execution of distributed data analyses in external datasets.

Essential Skills and Experience

Please note that the level of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

  • A postgraduate qualification (ARAS) or PhD (BRF) in a relevant discipline, such as health, population health, epidemiology or social science.
  • Experience in the conduct of epidemiological studies in pharmacoepidemiology, population health or similar.
  • Experience in using SAS, Stata or other statistical software packages for data analysis.
  • Proven track record in publication of research in quality journals and dissemination of results through conference presentations or general media.
  • High level written ability and keen interpersonal skills and the ability to develop networks, strategic partnerships, and effective relationships with students and staff.

Development opportunities and other benefits

We provide a rich array of leading development programs linked to our core attributes for all our staff. We will build your capability in innovation, leadership, and teaching and learning. We support your research capability, running specialised programs for early and mid-career researchers. Our programs also focus on personal development to support our staff being the best they can be.


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address – please be as detailed as possible in the examples of your skills and experience, as we allow up to 500 words per response.

Please address your cover letter to Jade Windsor, Recruitment Consultant and for any further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number #2454.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Monday 27 July 2020

Applications are welcomed from Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment. 

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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