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Biostatistician - Analyst

University of Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
25 days ago


  • 8 FTE, part time fixed term until April 2023, possible full-time opportunity and extension based on ongoing performance and funding
  • Opportunity to bring your statistics, development and implementation expertise to all aspects of scientific analysis to the Save Sight Registries team
  • Base Salary $98,645 - $105,305 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Save Sight Registries has established a system of national ongoing prospective audit of the outcomes of the treatments various ophthalmic diseases, web-based software system and other novel data collection strategies. The Biostatistician - Analyst will undertake the scientific, statistical and analytical aspects of the project under direction of the Chief Investigator. The Biostatistician - Analyst is a member of the Save Sight Registries team and is responsible for development and implementation of all aspects of scientific analysis. It is closely associated with the Macular Research Group clinical team and will provide expert statistical advice more broadly across the group.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • plan and execute analyses of the Save Sight Registries data both Nationally and Internationally
  • contribute to database development
  • provide timely and accurate support and contributions for preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant applications
  • contribute effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • work with and provide students and research fellows support and guidance on their projects which are associated with the Registries data
  • provide expert statistical advice across the group for all modules; and keep up to date by reading relevant literature and communicating findings
  • Perform appropriate duties as the publication manager for the Registries including writing and amending the publication policy
  • verify, clean and analyse data and extract information from a database using both simple and complex queries

About you

  • has demonstrated experience using statistical analysis software (preferably R Statistical Software) and undertaking statistical analysis of health research projects
  • has demonstrated statistics expertise together with database query writing and reporting experience
  • has demonstrated experience in design of health research projects
  • has demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and familiarity with version control software (GitHub)
  • has experience with health information management
  • has demonstrated experience writing complex analytical reports and manuscripts
  • has the ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team including international collaborators such as pharmaceutical companies and Chief investigators from various countries
  • has sound organisational skills and ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • has sound communication skills both written and oral and experience in the delivery of research training methods
  • has working knowledge of State and Federal privacy legislation with regard to database security and management of confidential information
  • has experience with quality assurance activities including performance benchmarking
  • you will be required to attend at least one international and one national conference per year.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via here

Applications Close: Sunday 08 May 2022 11:59 PM

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 62938565
  • Location:
    New South Wales, Australia
  • Position Title: Biostatistician - Analyst
  • Company Name For Job: University of Sydney
  • Industry: Biostatistics
  • Job Function: Biometrics/biostatistics
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Salary: 98,645.00 - 105,305.00 Australian Dollars (Yearly Salary)

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