Postdoctoral Fellow, Statistician

Canberra, Australia
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 16 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to be part of a highly successful research team and work on diverse projects.
  • Academic Level B - $100,764 pa - $119,343 pa + 17% Super
  • Full Time, Fixed-Term opportunity until December 2022

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition which has risen to the 10th ranking of universities in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020). The university partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

Faculty of Health at University of Canberra is in the top 10 universities in Australia for Health and Medical research. It is home to the Health Research Institute which leads in healthy communities and geospacial mapping of health service needs, and the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise which collaborates with the Australian Institute of Sport and state institutes for sports medicine, physiology and high-performance sport research. The Faculty of Health has areas of research strength in clinical research, behaviour change, research into ageing, life after cancer and many more. This is a faculty rapidly rising to be recognised nationally and internationally. It is an innovative, expanding and exciting place to be part of this research story.

Reporting to the associate Dean, Research and Innovation you will be part of the research teams from project conception to publication and translation. The position will be sharing expertise in project design, statistical methods and design of data analysis, from the grant preparation stages through ethics and protocol development. Where substantial contributions are made this is recognised in naming on grants, and shared authorship of publications.

The ideal candidate will have highly developed communication skills and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. They will also have an innovative approach and be open to sharing their knowledge with students and staff.

This is an opportunity to work in a fun, hardworking, and highly successful research team on multidisciplinary and diverse projects. To be successful in the role you will have a Ph.D. in biostatistics, epidemiology or statistics plus advanced skills in bio statistical analysis and demonstrated research expertise.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Jennie Scarvell, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, Faculty of Health on 02 62068710 or via email at

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 16th May 2021