First listed on: 06 May 2019

Research Fellow in Biostatistics and Epidemiology 

School of Medical Sciences
Discipline of Pharmacology

  • Use your Biostatistics expertise and work with internationally renowned experts on substantial programs
  • Key role in collaborative research programs located in the School of Medical Sciences in Camperdown
  • Fixed term full time until December 2022, remuneration base salary of $104k and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Research Fellow – Biostatistician/ Epidemiology to join the Faculty of Medical Science Discipline of Pharmacology team.

This position will contribute to research conducted as part of a program, which aims to address research gaps in key human toxicology issues and ensure rapid translation of these results into practice and regulation. The incumbent will be working with internationally renowned experts, within one of the few substantive clinical toxicology research collaborations in the world. We work with several national and international networks of collaborators on various projects. The position will provide advice and support to researchers, collaborators and research students concerning the design and appropriate epidemiological and statistical methodologies, with a focus on pharmaco-epidemiology of linked data sets, pharmacometric modelling, epidemiology and/or clinical trials. Responsibilities will include planning and carrying out statistical analyses, using statistical software to manage and analyse data and contributing to drafting and dissemination of research results, supervising students and junior research staff. The incumbent will also have an opportunity to develop their own research interests in this field.

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 Research Fellow in Biostatistics and Epidemiology who has:

  • PhD or a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics and or other quantitative research techniques or equivalent experience
  • history of research evidenced by peer reviewed publications
  • experience in fitting and/or interpreting complex statistical models
  • excellent data organization and analysis skills
  • excellent oral and written skills including the ability to communicate statistical results to non-statisticians
  • strong computing skills in several statistical or modelling software packages eg. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, Matlab, Excel, ARC-GIS, Nonmem.

Experience as a statistician or epidemiologist in pharmacometric, pharmacoepidemiology or health research would be highly regarded.

About us

First established in 1949, the Discipline of Pharmacology of the University of Sydney is the largest of its kind in Australia, with an extensive range of research programs and well equipped undergraduate teaching facilities. The Discipline of Pharmacology is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. It provides a vibrant and dynamic environment for conducting high quality research.

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 790/0419 to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 2 June 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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