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Camperdown, Australia
$91,644 - $98,796 + 17% superannuation
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 2-year fixed term with possible extension
  • Exciting opportunity for a Biostatistician to contribute to the statistical analysis of data from clinical trials, providing scientific insights and advice in areas of study design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results to external colleagues and collaborators
  • Mentorship with professional and academic biostatisticians with career development/advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working environment
  • Base Salary $91,644 - $98,796 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) established in 1988, is a leading Australian Academic Research Organisation with a world class international reputation for designing conducting and translating collaborative clinical trials research into improved health care practice. The CTC is also known for its innovation in clinical trials methodologies and its teaching excellence.

We are seeking applicants to cover a Biostatistician role in our growing academic research organisation. The Biostatistician will be responsible for providing statistical expertise to support the clinical trial requirements that are run at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work closely with the Biostatistics and Methodology internal team and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders
  • opportunities to apply statistical methodology in conjunction with quality statistical advice, and support to researchers, collaborators, and research students
  • apply statistical methodology to clinical research problems and conduct statistical analyses of clinical trials data
  • contribute to CTC teaching activities (external short courses) assist in the formal post-graduate curriculum as well as the CTC's outreach activities.

About you

  • relevant degree qualifications in biostatistics or related discipline or an undergraduate mathematical background and experience as a biostatistician working on clinical trials or other biomedical research projects
  • experience in statistical analysis programming in at least one software package (e.g. R), and demonstrated capacity to develop skills in other statistical software packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, STATA)
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • an ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • a demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure with competing priorities and sometimes limited supervision.

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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.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Friday 03 February 2023 11:59 PM

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