Saturday, 9 July 2016

The University of Sydney,Biostatistician Jobs in Australia

Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group
School of Public Health
Sydney Medical School
Reference No. 1127/0716
·         Located at the Camperd
own Campus
·         Part-time 0.5FTE, fixed term for 12 months
·         Remuneration package: $103K-$112K p.a. pro rata which includes leave loading and up to 17% super
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The role will be physically based at the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group, Sydney School of Public Health, in Camperdown, Sydney. This group engages with the Melanoma Institute Australia and other local, national and international groups to promote cancer epidemiology and cancer services research and their translation into cancer control policy and clinical practice.

We are currently seeking a Biostatistician to provide statistical analysis support for the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group, Sydney School of Public Health. The role involves statistical analysis of epidemiological, genetic, clinical and molecular data from a range of different studies, but predominantly analysis of gene-environment interactions and risk prediction modelling using population-based and family-based case-control data from an international melanoma research consortium (GenoMEL). The role includes contributing to research publications, presentations and grant applications.

As the Biostatistician you will:

  • undertake statistical analysis of epidemiological and genetic data from case-control population-based studies and family-based studies from the international Genetics of Melanoma (GenoMEL) Consortium, including the population-based Australian Melanoma Family Study. Genetic data includes genome-wide data as well as high penetrance mutations
  • provide data management in accordance with best practice, including data checking and quality control, harmonisation of data from different sources, development of analytical protocols, management of electronic files and records, archiving
  • ensure confidentiality of databases and other related information
  • contribute to research publications and presentations, including peer-reviewed journal articles
  • provide biostatistical advice and training in statistical analysis, and advice on the feasibility of data extraction and analysis for proposed projects, to other research staff and postgraduate research students
  • participate in the groups’ academic and operational meetings
  • undertake statistical analysis and provide statistical advice for other cancer research projects and grant applications
  • undertake continuing professional development activities in biostatistics and melanoma research. 

You will require:

  • completion or nearing completion of postgraduate degree in statistics or biostatistics or statistical genetics; or postgraduate degree in public health/epidemiology with successful completion of advanced units of study in statistics/biostatistics; or equivalent
  • strong demonstrated skills in statistical analysis of complex epidemiological, clinical and/or genetic, data including multiple regression and logistic regression techniques, survival analysis, risk prediction modelling; and ability to use SAS or STATA statistical software
  • demonstrable experience in processing complex data sets
  • an understanding of key issues and experience in development of policy and procedures in relation to data management, statistical analyses and quality control
  • excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to format documents and draw plots, charts and graphs using software
  • expertise in working through problems systematically and cooperatively with colleagues and implementing agreed solutions
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 5pm 28 July 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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