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Associate Researcher, Biostatistics

Camperdown, Australia
$83,454 - $112,462 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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  • 2x Full-time, 12-month fixed-term roles
  • Fantastic opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative academic research environment as an Associate Researcher in Biostatistics
  • Base Salary $83,454 - $112,462 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We seek to appoint 2x highly motivated Associate Researchers in Biostatistics to significantly contribute to our research programs. The Associate Researchers in Biostatistics will join a team based at the Sydney School of Public Health, the Centre for Kidney Research (CKR), and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)'s University of Sydney School of Public Health node.

The Sydney School of Public Health is a network of researchers, research groups, and centres that facilitate public health study. Offering educational and research opportunities, the school's work is recognised as an institutional strength for the University. The school is widely known for its strengths in biostatistics and epidemiology.

Clinical research program at the Centre for Kidney Research (CKR) is broad-ranging and aims to improve outcomes in children and adults with or at risk of kidney disease. Clinical research group at CKR conduct and implement high-priority research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of people with or at risk of chronic kidney disease and related conditions. CKR clinical research group's research and teaching expertise spans epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, qualitative methods, and evidence synthesis, which apply to chronic kidney disease and other health conditions.

The Clinical Group of the CKR is located at Kids Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead. It is affiliated with the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. The CKR (Clinical Group) sits within the Nephrology department of the Children's Hospital at Westmead. The clinical research group involves approximately 50 multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, and administration staff. The laboratory research group based in the KRI has 8 students and scientists and is focused on immunology and genetics of kidney disease and transplantation.

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration that brings together academia, government, and industry. CEPAR's innovative research provides global solutions to the economic and social challenges of population ageing and builds a new generation of researchers to an international standard with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of population ageing.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Collaborate with a specialised research team, reporting to both Professor Armando Teixeira-Pinto and Dr Saman Khalatbari Soltani
  • Work independently and as part of the research team to undertake quantitative research, including data collection, analysis and writing up of results
  • Assist in coordinating the project investigator meetings, workshops and group meetings
  • Conduct report or publication writing for knowledge-sharing purposes
  • Complete ad-hoc tasks, activities or requirements as requested

About you

  • Masters or PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or closely related field
  • Proven statistical programming experience with R software; experience in working with Stata (desirable)
  • Experience in analysis of large complex data sets (e.g., longitudinal cohorts data, linked national data)
  • Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised, with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and the ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Driven researcher with clear initiative and judgement to progress the research work
  • Ability to conduct presentations, scientific writing, and assist with workshops or conferences
  • Ability to travel across sites or for conferences as needed.

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.

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.

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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

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13. Science

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15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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