Biostatistician/Research Assistant

Advertiser: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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Make a difference within Australia’s largest Child Health Research Institute
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We are seeking a part time (0.4 – 0.6 EFT) Biostatistician on a 12 month maternity leave replacement contract to join the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU). The Biostatistician will contribute to the research program of the Unit and its parent organisations by providing support in data processing and statistical analysis to a range of research being conducted on campus. The position reports to a senior CEBU statistician, although day-to-day supervision on some projects may be delegated to other members of the Unit.

You will be responsible for:

  • Performing data processing and statistical analysis under supervision.
  • Assisting in the preparation of material, including graphical and tabular presentations, for reports, meetings, publications and seminars as appropriate.
  • Contributing to the teaching program of the Unit, for example by participating in the delivery of computer-based training courses (Stata).
  • Providing advice and assistance where appropriate on questionnaire design, data management, statistical software, and methods of analysis to researchers.

To be successful in the position you will have:

  • Working with Children & National Police Clearance (if appointed)
  • A degree, preferably at Masters level or higher, in applied statistics or biostatistics or closely related field
  • Familiarity with the Stata statistical package (or demonstrable capacity to develop this quickly)
  • Experience in the use of statistical methods in clinical and health research
  • Experience in the coordination and management of data collection and data analysis activities for research studies Applications close Thursday 30 April 2015

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is Australia’s largest and most prestigious child health research institute. We conduct innovative world class research into identification, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting the health of babies, children and adolescents. Our partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne’s Department of Paediatrics allows us to translate discoveries in laboratory, clinical and public health research into real benefits to help children live healthier, happier lives.

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