Research Associate/Fellow, Statistics

Perth, Australia
25 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

  • Great opportunity for talented biostatisticians to join a young multidisciplinary team of statisticians, epidemiologists and geneticists researching the risk and prevention of complex disease
  • Level A-B, full-time appointment (part-time options available) on a 12 month fixed term basis
  • Salary range (Level A): $69,308 to $90,492 plus superannuation
  • Salary range (Level B): $98,526 to $116,792 plus superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

The Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) is home to a multidisciplinary team of statistical and molecular geneticists, bioinformaticians, computer programmers and epidemiologists who collaborate with other medical researchers to determine the genetic, epigenetic and environmental contributions to risk of common disease.

About the opportunity

This position contributes to statistical analyses of several existing epidemiological studies investigating biological and environmental determinants in complex human disease, and improving health through dissemination of knowledge to both the scientific community and the public. Reporting to A/Prof Jennifer Stone, this position involves statistical analysis for a diverse programme of epidemiological and breast cancer screening research.

Enquires related to this opportunity should be directed to A/Prof Dr Jennifer Stone on +61 8 9224 0280 or 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in epidemiology, statistics, health sciences or relevant field (exceptional Masters level graduates may be considered)
  • Sound knowledge of research methods in biostatistics and epidemiology
  • Experience and proven ability in data management and quantitative analysis of large, complex data including high level of proficiency with data analysis software (e.g. STATA, R, SAS or SPSS), merging data sets, data quality checking and multivariable regression techniques
  • Proven ability in the preparation and publication of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals
  • Highly developed and effective interpersonal and communication skills

Closing date: Thursday, 25 July 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).