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Professor / Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Camperdown, Australia
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding academic and leader in Biostatistics
  • Golden opportunity to join a global leader in clinical trials influencing health practice and policy
  • Full-time fixed-term appointment for 3 years with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

Established in 1988, the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a Flagship Centre within the faculty of Medicine and Health, and the premier centre for clinical trials of the University. It is a global leader in clinical trials, impacting future health practice and policy. The CTC is also a leader in research excellence, the methodology of trials, and the translation of research into clinical practice.

CTC is seeking a dynamic and accomplished individual to join our esteemed team as a Professor or Associate Professor of Biostatistics. The successful candidate will lead cutting-edge research, oversee excellence in biostatical analyses and contribute to the advancement of biostatistical methodology, with a focus on its applications in health and medical research. The NHMRC Trial Centre is renowned for its involvement in large-scale clinical trials and diverse trial methodologies across diverse disease areas.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct innovative research in biostatistics, particularly in the context of clinical trials, clinical epidemiology, and public health.
  • Lead and collaborate on clinical trials, contributing statistical expertise to study design, data analysis, and the interpretation of results.
  • Mentor and guide junior researchers, fostering a collaborative and intellectually stimulating research environment.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of biostatistical methodologies that address current challenges in health and medical research.


  • A doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related field.
  • A strong record of research accomplishments, including high impact publications and involvement in successful grant applications.
  • Expertise in the application of biostatistics to diverse areas of health and medical research, with a focus on clinical trials.
  • Experience in mentoring and supervising researchers at various career stages.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.

Term and remuneration

This is a full-time, fixed-term position. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests and vision.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact:

Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations) on +61 433 556 642 or by email

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Closing Date: 11:59pm, 30 April 2024


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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Applications Close

Tuesday 30 April 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.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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