NHRMC Clinical Trials Centre
Reference No. 148504
The NHRMC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is funded by the National Health and
Medical Research Council and is a research centre of the University of Sydney.
Positions, located at, and working with the Biostatistics Group at the CTC,
are now open for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. These positions require a sound
understanding of and the ability to develop methodological concepts, as well
as being able to conduct optimal analyses on a variety of research projects.
It is envisaged that one of the positions will also add support to the
research projects undertaken at the Sydney Cancer Centre (SCC). The research
projects at the SCC will involve leading and overseeing statistical analysis
and methodological research in aspects of cancer genetic epidemiology and
other oncology projects. Additionally, the position will require involvement
in aspects of the statistical activities in the oncology (and other)
projects at the CTC as part of a senior statistical team. Other areas of
research within the CTC include other areas of medicine including neonatal
intensive care, complementary medicine and systematic reviews.
The Clinical Trials Centre has a team of twelve biostatisticians who provide
academic and research support to the research effort of the CTC, SCC and
also provide a statistical clinic to medical researchers at Nepean Hospital.
The successful applicant would be expected to contribute to these research
These positions require extensive experience in clinical trials principles,
methods and analyses.
Further opportunities exist for supervising postgraduate students (PhD,
Masters) in biostatistics and controlled clinical trials, as well as
contributing to the teaching of postgraduate masterís courses in
biostatistics and public health and external short courses conducted by the
Clinical Trials Centre.
The successful applicant will be expected to have a thorough understanding
of the methodological and statistical issues which arise in epidemiological
research especially those relating to individual patient data. For
involvement with the SCC they will be expected to contribute to the broader
interests of the group including design of Phase I and II studies.
Experience in clinical trials methodology, and in biostatistical
analysis/research in a number of clinical areas is highly desirable.
Level of appointment will take into account both track record and level of
These positions are full-time fixed term for 12 months, subject to the
completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.
For more information and to apply, please visit
Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Prof Val Gebski or
Adrienne Kirby on (02) 9562 5000. General enquiries can be directed to
Nichol Hildebrand on (02) 9036 7293.
Closing Date: 21 February 2009