Research Fellow (Biostatistics)
Screening and Test Evaluation Program
School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
Reference No. 124132
The School of Public Health, a core unit within the Faculty of Medicine, is
a network of academics, research groups and centres that facilitates the
study of Public Health. Offering exceptional educational and research
opportunities, the School's work is recognised as an institutional strength
for the University.
The School is currently seeking to appoint a highly-motivated
biostatistician to contribute to the Screening and Test Evaluation Program
(STEP). STEP is an NHMRC-supported program of research in screening and
diagnostic test evaluation. It comprises a multidisciplinary team who have
expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and psychology
and covers both methodological and applied research studies.
In this position, the appointee will work with a team of biostatisticians to
provide advice and statistical support to researchers and research students
concerning the design and statistical methodologies applicable to current
and future STEP studies. This will involve collaboration in research on the
evaluation of medical tests used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring,
and therefore the capacity to work both autonomously and as part of a
dynamic team will be paramount.
To succeed in this role, the appointee will have strong knowledge of
statistical/ biostatistical methodology and experience in applying these
methods. A postgraduate degree in statistics or biostatistics will be
essential, as will excellent data analysis skills and an interest in methods
for the evaluation of diagnostic and screening tests. Strong statistical
computing skills in SAS or equivalent software will be highly advantageous.
Well-suited to this appointment is a quick learner who can input creative
ideas and demonstrate the potential to develop and drive independent
research projects in the future. This is an outstanding opportunity to
collaborate with a renowned research team and develop expertise in screening
and diagnostic testing methodology within an internationally-recognised School.
The position is full-time fixed term until December 2010, subject to the
completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership
of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment
for new appointees.
Remuneration package: $86,731 - $102,993 p.a. (which includes a base salary
Lecturer Level B $73,289 - $87,030 p.a., leave loading and up to 17%
employer’s contribution to superannuation). Please check that these are
For more information or to apply online, please visit
http://positions.usyd.edu.au and search by reference number 124132. Specific
enquiries about the role can be directed to Petra Macaskill on (02) 9351
5128 or Andrew Hayen on (02) 9351 4374. General enquiries can be directed to
Nichol Hildebrand on (02) 9036 7293.
Closing Date: 14 April 2008