Postdoctoral Fellow, Statistician

Canberra, Australia
$106,116 pa - $125,682 pa + 17% Super
22 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • A unique opportunity to lead high calibre research across University of Canberra and the Australian Institute of Sport
  • Academic Level B, Salary Range $106,116 pa - $125,682 pa + 17% Super
  • Full Time, 3-year, Fixed Term Opportunity

UC has curiosity, ambition and inclusiveness at its core. We challenge the status quo through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our place-based commitment ensures that we visibly serve Canberra’s community and the surrounding region with impact on the nation. The University of Canberra is ranked in the top five universities globally for reducing inequalities (THE Impact Rankings, 2023).

At the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), we are on a mission to advance our understanding of sports and exercise science. Our research publications are prolific, and our researchers and affiliated PhD students are responsible for over 100 publications annually. We are now seeking a dynamic Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Statistics to join our collaborative team.

This unique position offers a dynamic and dual-location opportunity, with equal placement at both the AIS in Canberra and the University of Canberra. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will provide essential statistical support to two key areas: UCRISE (approximately 50% of your time) and AIS-supported research projects (approximately 50% of your time). While flexibility is considered, you'll be expected to be physically present on both campuses for a minimum of 2 days a week at each site.

Join forces with UCRISE and AIS researchers where you will lead collaborative, high-calibre research studies with UCRISE and AIS researchers and mentor HDR students in applying advanced statistical methodologies. With your statistical skills, you'll turn numbers into impactful insights and champion analytical thinking while teaching postgraduate students, all while shaping the future of research at the AIS, Faculty of Health, and UCRISE.

To be considered:

  • You will need to possess a PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology, or statistics.
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in biostatistical analysis, including multiple regression, logistic regression, multi-level modelling, structural equation modelling, general additive mixed modelling, and Bayesian statistics.
  • Exhibit proficiency in using, writing, and teaching statistical programs such as Jamovi, SPSS, SAS, Stata, MLWin, and R.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this role all we want is your CV and a letter outlining how your skills and experience would benefit research at UCRISE and AIS, no other documentation is required.

Please ensure you take the time to align your CV and letter with the Position Description requirements. We want to understand how your skills and experience relate to the position you are applying for.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Prof Julien Périard – Institute Director, UCRISE on +61 2 6206 8540 or email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, Sunday 8th October 2023