Research Officer in Biostatistics

Sydney, Australia
$87,699-$95,084 p.a.
29 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

In Macquarie's newly established Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences you'll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care.  Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Australia's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) is part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, and has a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Led by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector. It is involved in conducting original research into clinical governance issues, providing a scholarly capability by which to evaluate health sector policies, programs and projects, and contributing to undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral education.

The Role:

The Centre is seeking a full-time Research Officer with statistical analysis skills to assist with research involving health outcomes, including 1) examining group-based trajectory models and also health outcomes following paediatric and adult injury; and 2) analysing clinical outcomes and compliance with the recently introduced Delirium Clinical Care Standard.

The Research Officer will be required to work both independently and as part of a team. They should be able to meet tight deadlines, prioritising work accordingly, and adapt workloads as necessary.

Our website provides details of the Centre's research (

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applications are asked to provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and attach their curriculum vitae.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • A bachelor's degree and working towards post-graduate qualifications in statistics or biostatistics or a related area.
  • Experience with different research designs and application of statistics to health research, including statistical modelling experience, working with a range of large datasets (ideally within health-related research).
  • Experience working collaboratively on research projects.
  • Experience conducting literature searches.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office and statistical packages such as SAS
  • Experience conducting data analyses and drafting content for presentations, peer-review publications and reports.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package:  From $87,699-$95,084 p.a. (HEW Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 

Appointment Type: Full-time, 2 years fixed term position

Position Description:  Research Officer - Biostatistics Position Description

Specific Role Enquiries:  Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

General Recruitment Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at

Applications Close: 11:55pm on Wednesday 26 April 2017

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.