Research Associate / Research Fellow (Level ARAS/BRF)

Adelaide, Australia
$93,165 (ARAS) $104,838 (BRF) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
25 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2023
Contract Type
  • Based in the Allied Health and Human Performance Unit at the City East campus
  • Flexible work arrangements available (between 0.5 FTE to full-time)
  • Commencement Salary: $93,165 (ARAS) $104,838 (BRF) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

This position will undertake epidemiological research, statistical and data science related activities for the project entitled Improving the safety of implantable medical devices, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The position will develop programming code and methods of analysis for the trends, treatment patterns and adverse events associated with the use of implantable medical devices.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

The UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit offers a wide range of degrees and conducts research in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation sciences, medical sonography, speech pathology, clinical exercise physiology, exercise and nutrition, health sciences, public health, exercise and sport science, and human movement.

Our degrees meet the evolving needs of the health industry, with our graduates actively contributing to the future health workforce in areas such as medical imaging, rehabilitation and wellness, disability, health promotion, chronic disease, pain management, wellbeing and high-performance sport.

In addition to industry-linked careers, UniSA’s Allied Health and Human Performance research strengths continue to influence and positively contribute to the health industry and broader community. UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance is home to the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), a recognised research centre which investigates the role of exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle activities in improving clinical and health outcome and Innovation, Implementation & Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT), a research concentration, which focuses on persistent pain and breathlessness, rural health and stroke recovery.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide statistical analysis, analytical and methodological support and advice to senior researchers, and research and apply new methods through the exploration of large data sets
  • Undertake interrogation and analysis of large, diverse linked health datasets using statistical software such as R, python or SAS
  • Use machine learning techniques and Natural Language Processing to extract information from large databases
  • Contribute to the production and dissemination of a range of project and evaluation reports for review by appropriate parties
  • Communicate research findings at relevant national and international opportunities including conferences, universities and other related bodies 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A post graduate qualification (Level ARAS) or a PhD (Level BRF) in population health, epidemiology, statistics, informatics, data science or a relevant discipline
  • Advanced graduate-level coursework in statistical analysis or biostatistics, quantitative modelling, experimental design or survey research
  • High level experience in data analysis using statistical software such as R, python or SAS in large datasets
  • Demonstrated methodological expertise in undertaking analyses in a health related area
  • High level experience working with large and diverse datasets


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Employee assistance and development programs 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • Staff study support 


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant:  Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4888.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Tuesday 7 February 2023

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 

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