Associate Lecturer in Epidemiology/Biostatistics

Sydney, Australia
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Public Health          

Sydney Medical School

  • Entry level academic opportunity in teaching biostatistics and epidemiology with support for professional development
  • Full-time fixed term for two years
  • Remuneration package: Level A $84K-$114K p.a including base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

Sydney Medical School is a large and comprehensive assembly of health and medical education and research in the Asia Pacific. The Sydney School of Public Health, a core part of the Sydney Medical School, offers leading educational and research opportunities that are recognised as an institutional strength for the University.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in the areas of Epidemiology and Biostatistics to tutor and help coordinate teaching in these areas for post graduate students undertaking Master of Public Health/Master of International Public Health Programs and similar post graduate programs. This is a full time, fixed term position for a period of two years.

In this role you will:

  • assist in the coordination and administration of the epidemiology and biostatistics programs, involving tasks such as liaising with tutors and organising the epidemiology and biostatistics tutorial programs and arranging appropriate room bookings for tutorials and assessments
  • participate in the teaching of the MPH program including tutoring in epidemiology and biostatistics units in the School of Public Health
  • provide academic support to students undertaking epidemiology and biostatistics units in the MPH
  • assist in the development and review of teaching materials including reading materials and on-line learning sites
  • assist in the development and marking of assessments
  • assist with the evaluation of epidemiology and biostatistics units of study.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a MPH, MIPH or equivalent qualification and completion of a range of advanced elective units in epidemiology and biostatistics in an MPH or equivalent program
  • sound knowledge of BOTH epidemiology and biostatistics as demonstrated by completion of core and at least some advanced units in biostatistics and epidemiology in an MPH or equivalent program
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work as part of a team as well as to work independently at times
  • the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines and be highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • teaching experience -tutoring, lecturing, student supervision (desirable)
  • administrative experience (desirable).

This is a junior academic position and will be suitable for applicants desiring experience working in an academic environment within one of Australia's leading universities.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11:30 pm 26 October 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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