First listed on: 07 March 2019

Lecturer in Biostatistics

  • Teaching and research opportunity supported by a collaborative team environment
  • Located within The University of Sydney School of Public Health, Camperdown and Westmead Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 3 years with base salary $104K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Lecturer (level B) in the discipline of biostatistics to make a significant contribution to the School’s teaching and research programs. This is an outstanding opportunity for a Lecturer with a strong interest in biostatistics to continue their academic development with a school renowned for its high-quality research and teaching.  In particular, the position will involve working on research projects at the Centre of Kidney Research (~40%), which is located at the Westmead Precinct. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate on other research projects conducted by the School of Public Health at the Westmead Precinct. The Westmead Precinct is the largest health precinct in NSW, including of the two largest tertiary hospitals in the country. As a result, the successful applicant will need to work 2 or 3 days each week at Westmead, with the remaining days at the Camperdown Campus.

In this role you will:

  • collaborate and provide statistical support to the Centre of Kidney Research (Westmead Children’s Hospital)
  • teach introductory and more advanced biostatistics to postgraduate students enrolled in degrees in biostatistics, public health and clinical epidemiology, using both face to face and on-line delivery
  • take on responsibility for unit of study coordination
  • conduct research in biostatistics, public health or clinical epidemiology, including presentations and peer-reviewed publications
  • supervise Master of Biostatistics and other postgraduate students.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer who:

  • a higher degree in biostatistics or applied statistics
  • experience teaching biostatistics or applied statistics
  • good programming skills in R and/or SAS (Python and Stata are a plus)
  • good English language communication skills
  • the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • experience with online teaching (desirable)

About us

The University of Sydney School of Public Health is a vibrant network of individuals, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of educational and research opportunities for students. The School of Public Health has more than 100 academic staff, more than 100 researchers, 1000 postgraduate students and over 200 higher degree research student offering educational and research opportunities, the school’s work is recognised as an institutional strength for the University. The school is widely known for its strengths in biostatistics and epidemiology.

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 311/0219F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday, 4 April 2019

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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