Senior Data Coordinator and Statistical Programmer

Camperdown, Australia
$100,032 + 17% superannuation
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term opportunity till October 2024
  • Support implementation of complex analyses for novel adaptive trials and clinical decision tools as a Senior Data Coordinator and Statistical Programmer
  • Base Salary starting at $100,032 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Health and Clinical Analytics (HCA) team designs and coordinates a broad and growing portfolio of practice-changing clinical studies. This dynamic and cross-disciplinary team takes pride in its reputation for delivering innovative research of the highest standard. They work to support a growing network of clinicians, researchers and community members with a shared motive to improve health through novel approaches to clinical research backed by cutting-edge analytics. Read more about us here Health and Clinical Analytics

The Health and Clinical Analytics team requires an experienced data coordinator and a statistical programmer to support our team of analysts working on a suite of innovative Bayesian adaptive trials and tools for Bayesian network based clinical decision-support.

The Senior Data Coordinator and Statistical Programmer will support the implementation of complex and novel investigator-led clinical studies by providing technical expertise in data modelling, data monitoring and data management. The role will support a team of data scientists and statisticians in their work by ensuring high levels of data quality, while developing solutions to streamline and automate data monitoring and reporting processes.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate the procurement, characterisation and manipulation of clinical research data for the senior data scientists
  • develop automated digital pipelines for data curation, summary, visualisation and analysis
  • collaborate in the design of decision support tools and analyses for clinical research projects
  • assist senior analysts in performing data analyses
  • manage the development of analytic reports and research publications
  • ensure that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • a bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, data science or science
  • experience in programming in R and/or Python and working with data schemas (e.g., basic SQL skills)
  • extensive experience in manipulating complex data and developing analytic reports
  • expertise in documenting and following analysis plans, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • excellent stakeholder management skills, including written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary project team
  • a good understanding of good clinical practice and ICH guidelines
  • a strong working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of Work Health and Safety protocols.

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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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Applications Close

Wednesday 15 February 2023 11:59 PM

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