Senior Lecturer/Assoicate Professor in Biostatistics

Brisbane, Australia
02 May 2018
End of advertisement period
23 May 2018
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

The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to the teaching and research activities in the field of Biostatistics in the School and the University; to work with the Head of School and the Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as other staff members in the School to develop and implement the School's strategic plan; to contribute to the development of teaching and learning materials and methods; and to engage in the building and maintenance of research programs in Biostatistics.

The person

Applicants should possess a Research Doctorate (PhD) in Biostatistics or applied statistics, coupled with knowledge of theory and practice of biostatistics in observational epidemiology and intervention studies. The applicant will have proven track record in the initiation of research projects, the ability to publish high quality papers, prepare successful applications for research and develop and deliver courses in biostatistics will make you successful in this varied and challenging role. Please view the position description for the full overview of the selection criteria.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact Aleisha O'Neill, ph. 3346 5363 or


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for four years at Academic Level C or D. The remuneration package will be in the below ranges, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (included in the total package figures below).

  • Level C will be in the range $112,874 - $130,150 p.a., (total package will be in the range $132,063 - $152,276 p.a.);
  • Level D will be in the range $135,909 - $149,731 p.a., (total package will be in the range $159,014 - $175,185 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504373_3003384_PD Senior Lecturer-Associate Professor-Biostatistics.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Gita Mishra on +61 7 3346 5224  or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Important: please do not send your application directly to the person listed in the enquiries section of the advertisement. Applications not received via UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

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