Research Fellow in Statistics/Biometrics

Wollongong, Australia
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Full-Time, Fixed Term, 3 Years

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences is a research intensive Faculty with extensive teaching operations in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) is committed to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to important problems. It undertakes a range of fundamental and contract research, major consulting projects, and professional education in statistical methodology. 

The Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics (CBB) within NIASRA is seeking to appoint a motivated applied Research Fellow (Applied Statistics/Biometrics) to provide specialist statistical input, with opportunities for methodological development, to collaborative research within Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded projects, with particular emphasis on statistical and data processing methods for large data sets arising in plant genomic studies. This position will work alongside a team developing statistical software to fit the linear mixed model to such data, with opportunities to contribute to statistical and numerical procedures.

As a key member of the project team you will have the opportunity to undertake industry driven collaborative research, with an emphasis on statistical methods for large data sets from plant improvement programs, and broader statistical support for major projects in the research portfolio of the GRDC. 

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Brian Cullis on + 61 2 4221 5641.

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the University is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) disciplines and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 04/10/2017, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level B: $96,570 - $111,678 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 170845
HR Contact: Silvana Duleski
Contact Email: