Senior Biostatistician

 Full-time (1.0 FTE)3 Year Fixed-term Contract  About MenziesAs one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. About the position:The Renal Health Program within the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Disease Division has a strong focus on evidence translation, identifying new and innovative strategies to improve service delivery and program evaluation to inform policy. It works in partnership with government and non-government health services locally and at the national level to identify, develop and support innovative strategies to facilitate early identification and management of kidney disease, delay and prevent the requirement for dialysis and improve the patient journey. The Senior Biostatistician, based in Darwin, will work in close collaboration with the Renal multidisciplinary team and jurisdictional Investigators. The Biostatistician will provide direct statistical and epidemiological support to researchers of the team as well as collaborate with other staff to ensure high quality data management, analysis and reporting. The candidate will be responsible for the analysis of administrative and clinical health data to address important questions (clinical, risk factors and service impact). The incumbent will need to be proficient with Stata and R analytical programs. They will be required to provide clear explanations of the analysis methods used, and clear annotated files. They will play a key role in designing analysis plans for publications and further grant applications. The incumbent will also (co-)supervise PhD students, post docs and other researchers working to combine and analyze data across studies and be involved in data linkage projects. The Biostatistician will actively participate in research ideas forums and the development of research proposals for competitive funding. In partnership with the Education and Research Support Division, the Biostatistician will develop, design and deliver training courses in the use of statistical and database packages for the interested groups and participate in other relevant teaching and training activities as needed. The successful applicant will have:A PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification in biostatistics or closely related discipline with a record of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant research experience.Extensive experience using a wide range of statistical methods used in health research which demonstrates a strong track record, relevant methodological rigour and expertise.Demonstrated experience using R and/or Stata.Demonstrated knowledge and capacity to critically assess a broad range of research skills and methodologies and/or demonstrated quality teaching experience in a related tertiary education environment.Demonstrated ability to work effectively under broad direction as part of a multidisciplinary team and in collaboration with others.Capacity to guide researchers and research students.Highly developed ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a range of audiences including a multidisciplinary team, and clear communicator of statistical methods and results.Demonstrated highly developed writing skills, including the ability to achieve tight deadlines, which has resulted in publications, conference papers, high level reports or professional or technical contributions which give evidence of research ability.Demonstrated organisational skills, with ability to take initiative and problem solve, work under pressure and prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines and achieve results.Highly developed interpersonal skills and attributes with ability to interact effectively in a culturally responsive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from diverse range of cultures. Desirable:Demonstrated capacity to consult with, or advisory experience with government and non-government organisations.A strong track record in conducting research and obtaining competitive research funding.Demonstrated leadership and management skills.Research areas of interest/expertise in line with Menzies strategic research interests. Contact: Radwan Talukder on 08 8946 6857 or   What we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package and benefits $147,240 - $167,830 salary package (including superannuation and salary packaging benefits equivalent to a gross salary $119,285 - $136,302 per annum) Closing date:  Tuesday, 24 May 2022 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Selected applicant will be required to provide suitable evidence to Human ResourcesApplicants are required to address the selection criteria and submit a current CV, demonstrating and clearly articulating skills and experience relevant to this role. To apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description please click this link and click apply or phone 08 8946 8426 PD _ Senior Biostatistician 119285 AUD Darwin