Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Biostatistics

Brisbane, Australia
19 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 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 the 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 field of Biostatistics and the School to develop and implement the School’s strategic plan; to contribute to the development of course materials; 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 the ability to develop and deliver courses in biostatistics, the ability to participate in publishing high quality papers and to work collaboratively with colleagues in public health fields and effectively with teams in teaching and research. 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 three years at Academic Level B or C. 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 A will be in the range $64,533 – 87,535 p.a., (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,416 p.a.);
  • Level B will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504639_3024740_Associate Lecturer-Lecturer-Biostatistics PD.pdf


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

Please submit your application to using the job title and job number in the subject line. 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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