Senior Biostatistician

Sydney, Australia
AU$109,663 per annum (pro-rata) + 17% Super
30 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
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  • Base Salary $109,663 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Biostatistician to provide technical knowledge and expertise in the analytical designed, advanced statistical analyses, and reporting of fingers from research projects and related project management..

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • prepare and manage large datasets, draw insights, accurately report information from the research undertaken to prepare proposals for ethics applications and grant funding
  • contribute to the writing of grant applications, human ethics applications, and peer-review applications
  • develop, implement, and deliver data management in accordance with best practice, including data checking and quality control, harmonisation of data from multiple sources, development of analytical protocols and management of electronic files and records
  • undertake complex statistical analysis for research projects, preparing clear, high-level summaries of analysis results, including the preparation of results materials for publication
  • manage the effective implementation of statistical resources needed to support the academic goals and strategic priorities of the work area facilitating the integration of best practice systems and approaches; guiding analysis, and assisting with the interpretation of results by researchers carrying out their own analysis, ensuring timely statistical assistance is provided.

About you

As a Senior Biostatistician you:

  • have significant experience as a biostatistician working on clinical trials, or other medical research projects, ideally with mental health data and/or public health
  • have exemplary statistical analysis skills
  • possess experience in statistical analysis programming in at least one software package, and have demonstrated capacity to develop skills in other statistical software packages
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day-to-day operational matters, as well as the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across teams
  • demonstrate a willingness to participate in methodical research related to clinical trials
  • demonstrate the ability to apply standard procedure, and work in accordance with regulations/standards, required in a research-intensive institution/environment.

Closing date for applications

11.59 pm, Tuesday 14 December 2021

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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