Melbourne, Australia
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Youth Mental Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: $69,148 – $93,830 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

The Biostatistician/Statistician/Applied Data Analyst will be responsible for the extraction, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation of psychometric data obtained through the research activities of a major NHMRC funded Partnership Grant.  This grant focuses on developing youth-specific change and outcome measures for effective youth mental health service delivery. The Biostatistician/Statistician/Applied Data Analyst, under the supervision of the Chief Investigator, will manage the data from each of the four projects under this grant, which collectively aim to develop new measures of change and outcome and implement these in a range of mental health service settings and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment in these services.

The Biostatistician/Statistician/Applied Data Analyst will work in close collaboration with the Chief and Associate Investigators in addition to research, evaluation and key mental health service staff as required. The Biostatistician/Statistician/Applied Data Analyst will manage datasets pertaining to service use, outcome measure validation, and fidelity, gathered from multiple sites across Australia.  Additionally, the Biostatistician/Statistician/Applied Data Analyst will be required to contribute towards academic publications of project data and related research, as well as attend regular research and supervision meetings to monitor progress and development of the study outcomes.

The Biostatistician/Statistician/Applied Data Analyst will report to, and work under the direction of Chief Investigator Professor Sue Cotton, who in turn reports to the Chair of Youth Mental Health.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Close date: 14 Dec 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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