Lecturer in Biostatistics

Brisbane, Australia
06 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Public Health

The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

The School’s strategy is centered on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.

Our research is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and was recently ranked by the Australian Research Council as amongst the world's best. Current priorities include health behaviours and health promotion; cancer prevention; environmental health; epidemiology and biostatistics; longitudinal studies of women’s’ health; mental health; HIV/AIDS; substance use, antimicrobial stewardship and other aspects of health services research.

The role

You will contribute to the high quality teaching and research in the School of Public Health. The successful applicant will be responsible for coordination and teaching of courses range from introductory Biostatistics for undergraduates and postgraduates in Epidemiology/Public Health through to national postgraduate programs. You will also be expected to develop a research program and contribute on research, including research grant applications, in the field of Biostatistics.

The person

Applicants should posses a research doctorate (PhD or MD) with a strong emphasis on Biostatistics or applied statistics. The successful appointee will also demonstrate teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate level and should be able to provide evidence of participation in the publication of scholarly papers.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: atsi_recruitment@uq.edu.au  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142.74 - $109,419.20 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807.00 - $128,020.46 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Gita Mishra on +61 7 3346 5224 or g.mishra@sph.uq.edu.au.

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