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Post Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Public Health

Camperdown, Australia
$83, 454 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

Job Details

  • Full-time, fixed-term contract until December 2024
  • Excellent opportunity as Research Associate (level A/B) Global Health -Population Health
  • Base Salary starting from $83, 454 + 17% superannuation (level A and or B - appointment depending on experience and higher degree qualifications)

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Public Health, part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, is Australia's first and leading School of Public Health and a vibrant community of academics, educators, staff, research groups, and centres that offers a wide range of education and research opportunities. Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world.

This is a unique opportunity for a Level A and or B Research Associate or Research Fellow to contribute to important research focusing on childhood nutrition in South Asia region. The role will be embedded in Global health program with Dr Tanvir Huda.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Offer statistical and methodological support for the ongoing randomized controlled trial
  • execute all statistical analyses and provide assistance in scientific publications
  • manage data cleaning tasks, including data checking, and program output (e.g., tables/figures) using specialized tools like R and Stata for quantitative data
  • contribute to the statistical components and composition of research proposals (e.g., grants), encompassing tasks such as performing sample size calculations and drafting statistical analysis plans.

Additional responsibilities for Research Fellow (Academic - Level B):

  • Apply and enhance expertise in research methodologies
  • Conduct original research, either independently or as part of a team, within the designated field or area of expertise
  • aid in future grant applications and contribute to the supervision of PhD students.

About you:

  • Master's degree or PhD ( or submitting) in biostatistics or related areas
  • high level of knowledge of contemporary statistical methods for descriptive and analytical epidemiology
  • expertise in evaluating randomized control trials of health and nutrition interventions.
  • strong computer skills in relevant statistical computer packages, particularly Stata.
  • ability to work in a multidisciplinary academic team, and independently as required
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • high-level planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines.
  • demonstrated research track record of peer-reviewed publications.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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.

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Tuesday 27 February 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


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