Statistician / Senior Statistician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Aug 2021

Job no:505855
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO7, HEO8

(HEO7) $89,399 to $99,987 or (HEO8) $100,261 to $112,481 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation may apply. Appointment classification will depend on qualifications and experience.

Fixed term, full-time opportunity available for three (3) years. 

The Life Course and Intergenerational Health research group is seeking an experienced statistician to contribute to a portfolio of research, including projects aiming to understand and prevent congenital defects.

In this role, you will apply statistical methods in novel and creative ways to interrogate linked intergenerational datasets. Research questions include the role of common medications in specific defects.

To be successful at HEO7 you will need:

  • Knowledge of contemporary statistical methods used in health and medical research.
  • Experience in managing large datasets.
  • Demonstrated experience in programming with statistical packages, such as SAS, R or Stata, with detailed annotation.
  • Skills in data analysis using a range of multivariable statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated experience in producing written reports of statistical methods, analysis and interpretation.

In addition to the above, to be successful at HEO8 you will need:

  • Strong skills in data analysis using a range of multivariable statistical methods, with extensive experience in the use of generalized linear mixed models, managing large datasets and interpreting complex statistical results.
  • Ability to provide well-reasoned advice on appropriate approaches to advanced statistical analysis in novel contexts.
  • Substantial initiative and ingenuity and the ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to a multi-disciplinary work environment.
  • Very high level of interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of six schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 5 August 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Vivienne Moore
Professor of Social Epidemiology
P: +61 (8) 8313 0116

For application related queries, please contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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