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Biostatistician - Senior Research Officer / Research Fellow

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Who Are We?

At MCRI we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health.

MCRI is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability. We are committed to creating a positive working environment which values all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity. Don’t take our word for it, check what our employees are saying!

The Opportunity

We currently require a Full Time Research Fellow (Biostatistician) on a 2 year contract to join the Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CEBU) research group.

This exciting new role is designed to attract a talented early-career postdoctoral biostatistician who wishes to develop a methodological research portfolio in cutting-edge areas of biostatistics, while also engaging collaboratively in providing analytic support to a range of clinical trials and epidemiological studies that are addressing 21st century challenges in health.

Methodological Research

This position is partially funded by a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant to leading CEBU researchers for a program of methodological research relating to problems in the analysis of missing data in the context of complex longitudinal studies and modern analytic approaches (e.g. causal inference methods, multilevel structures). This will include the extension, implementation and evaluation of methods for handling incomplete data, such as multiple imputation, and is expected to include:

  • Design, implementation and analysis of simulation studies,
  • Analysis of applied case studies,
  • Development of new software within statistical packages such as Stata and R.
    This work will be conducted in collaboration with other members of a well-established CEBU-led ViCBiostat missing data research group consisting of a range of senior, postdoctoral and PhD student researchers.

Collaborative Research

The Biostatistician will also provide collaborative statistical support to a range of research studies, including both trials and cohort studies, housed within the MCRI. In this role the appointee will work closely with research teams that include senior investigators, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants and doctoral/other students, to develop analysis plans and to support and conduct analyses.

You will be expected to advise on, plan, support and conduct appropriate analyses of data from a range of cohort studies and clinical trials, to address important questions in child and adolescent health. Numerous projects will need high-level statistical support throughout the period of the appointment.

About you

You will possess the following:

  • A PhD in biostatistics, statistics or closely related discipline (awarded or near completion)
  • Strong understanding and technical knowledge of complex statistical models
  • Experience in performing complex data manipulation and analysis in a statistical package with a flexible programming language such as Stata or R
  • Record of publication of peer-reviewed scientific articles
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for supervision of research students
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve project goals and meet agreed deadlines

On Offer

  • Full time Position on a 2 year contract
  • Salary Range $93,639 - $109,773 pa + super + salary packaging
  • On-site facilities include: car parking, childcare, Employee Assistance Program, yoga + Pilates + mindfulness, gym, and bike storage… to highlight a few

For a full list of responsibilities and the key selection criteria download the position description.

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