Biostatistician

Advertiser: Macquarie University
Salary: $93522 - $104064

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor. At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

In Macquarie’s newly established Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences you’ll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care. Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Australia’s first fully integrated academic health sciences centre, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

The Role
The Department of Biomedical Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking a Biostatistician with experience working in a laboratory environment to provide statistical advice and analysis and to design and develop statistical models and methods for use on projects related to research on metabolome studies.
The successful candidate will have proven health data experience, be able to show an understanding of the nature of health data and have a sound knowledge of available health data sets from a variety of sources.
This position will work directly with the Professor of Neuroscience and staff within the Neuroinflammation group. The successful candidate will liaise with people working in various areas and levels of the health sector organise the logistics for collection to collate, analysis, interpretation and communication of clinical samples and data sets for specified research projects.
For further information regarding this role, please view the position description below.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, the applicant will demonstrate the below requirements in their CV and a 1 – 2 page cover letter:
Post-graduate qualifications in statistics or biostatistics or a related area or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
Experience working in Bioinformatics with advanced statistical
modelling across packages such as STATA and/or R, linking a range of large and complex datasets (ideally within health-related research) including computational algorithms for converting data into files suitable for statistical analysis.
Demonstrated knowledge of research design and application of statistics to health research.
Ability to prepare data analyses and draft content for presentations, publications and reports.
Experience working in a biochemistry research laboratory. Experience working with clinical samples and data sets.

Salary Package: From $93,522 to $104,064 pro rata p.a. (HEW Level 8), plus 9.5% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.
Appointment Type: Part time (equivalent to 4 days a week), 12 months fixed term position

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