ASSOCIATE LECTURER EPIDEMIOLOGY/ BIOSTATISTICS
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SYDNEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
REFERENCE NO. 2807/0910
• Excellent opportunity for an upcoming academic to gain valuable experience in a leading University
• Work with senior academics to develop your skills
• Teaching focused role
The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.
As one of the Asia Pacific region's most highly rated education and research institutions, Sydney Medical School offers unparalleled opportunities to study medicine in Australia. Our graduates play leading roles in all health fields in all corners of the globe. The School of Public Health offers leading educational and research opportunities that are recognised as an institutional strength for the University.
The School currently has a fixed term full time appointment available for an Associate Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology to commence in January 2011.
You will tutor in both biostatistics and epidemiology and help coordinate teaching in these areas for postgraduate students in a range of programs including the Master of Public Health, Master of International Public Health and Master of Clinical Epidemiology. Taking responsibility for associated administration duties, you will also be involved in the development and grading of assessment material and evaluation of course work. This is a junior academic position and represents an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified and motivated individual to gain valuable experience working in an academic environment within one of Australia's leading universities.
A Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Clinical Epidemiology or equivalent, or completion of equivalent core coursework in epidemiology and biostatistics, is required. To succeed you will need a sound understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics demonstrated by completion of at least some advanced elective units in epidemiology and biostatistics in an MPH or equivalent program. It is essential that you have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines and enjoy working as part of a team as well as independently. Teaching and administrative experience is advantageous.
The position is full-time fixed term for 12 months, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is the possibility of further offers of employment for 12 months, subject to funding and need. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.
Remuneration package: a competitive remuneration package at Academic Level A will be negotiated with the successful candidate dependent on qualifications, skills and experience (consisting of a base salary of between $57 – 78k, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted via The University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
For role specific enquiries please contact Tim Driscoll on 02 9351 4372 or Mr Kevin McGeechan on (02) 9351 4648. For general enquiries please contact Nichol Hildebrand on 02 8627 1226.
CLOSING DATE: 27 October 2010
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.
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