Research Assistant / Research Fellow in Malaria Modelling

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 - $136,136 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) plus 17% super
07 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0016488
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Level A/B – Level A $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. or Level B $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Advance malaria elimination through cutting-edge research in mathematical modeling.
  • Collaborate with esteemed professionals and join a prestigious research center.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a researcher with a background in applied mathematics, statistics, or computer science. Join our dynamic Biostatistics Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, where you'll work on an externally funded project to accelerate malaria elimination. Your role involves developing mathematical models to assess antimalarial treatments, collaborating on guiding treatment strategies, and becoming a fellow of the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination. This position offers a unique chance to impact global health, work with esteemed professionals, and advance your research career.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively with the investigator team to contribute to the development of models and associated statistical inference techniques to explain antimalarial drug action.
  • Working with the investigator team, contribute to the analysis and interpretation of routinely collected hospital data of patients with malaria.
  • Report on model findings at regular meetings, and through formal presentations at Centre seminars and national and international conferences.

Who We Are Looking For

You excel in clear communication with diverse stakeholders, thrive in collaborative teamwork to meet project goals, and are eager to mentor postgraduate students.

You will also have:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or a related area.\
  • A developing profile in research as a member of a team, as evidenced by the production of research publications, and presentations at conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to use statistical and computing programs such as R and Python.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Biostatistics Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Join the Biostatistics Unit at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where you'll be part of a diverse team of experienced biostatisticians and researchers dedicated to making an impact. We offer a stimulating environment for methodological and collaborative research, emphasizing the development of statistical expertise and research skills. As a member of our team, you'll contribute to cutting-edge projects, including clinical trials and epidemiological studies, and lead in the application of sophisticated statistical methods.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara Amini via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 8 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:  0016488_ Research Assistant-Research Fellow - MalariaModelling_PD.pdf

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