Professor in Biostatistics and Director Centre for Health and Social Analytics

Wollongong, Australia
25 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


  • Permanent/Continuing full-time appointment

NIASRA is a high-performing research institute in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS) at the University of Wollongong. It currently contains the Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometry (which focusses on agriculture, forestry and other sustainable primary industries), the Centre for Environmental Informatics, the Centre for Sample Survey Methodology, and the Statistical Consulting Centre. 

NIASRA will have a fundamental and primary role in the University’s strategic transformative priority in developing data science, data analytics and decision analysis at UOW, with a focus on translation and impact. In the near future a new Centre for Health and Social Analytics (CHSA) is planned within NIASRA, a major initiative in the development of health, social and medical statistics that aims to effectively exploit large and complex databases to improve the analytic capacity that underpins significant improvement in the health and wellbeing of people and communities. 

As part of its further development of statistical science, the University is seeking to appoint a Professor of Biostatistics and Director, Centre for Health and Social Analytics.

The Professor of Biostatistics will play a key leadership role in establishing, developing and leading the Centre for Health and Social Analytics (CHSA). The appointee should have interest, expertise and experience in multiple areas and be willing to expand their research skills and activities into key new areas. Current relevant methodologies include analysis of large and complex social, health and geographical databases, data analytics and data-intensive research, decision-support methods, longitudinal and other surveys, multilevel modelling and spatial modelling, and combining and analysing data from different data sets.

As a staff member in SMAS, this position will contribute to the development of the Statistics curriculum and the programme of training and professional education. The position will undertake some undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and HDR supervision in Statistics.


For further information and initial enquiries please contact Cora Hui in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at or on +61 2 8354 4013.

To apply please visit the Perrett Laver website at and upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter, quoting reference number 4347, before Sunday 3 November 2019.

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Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Permanent/Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 03/11/2019, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level E: $180,499 + 17% superannuation
HR Contact: Ugo De Gori
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