• Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics required to join the Health and Clinical Analytics team in the Sydney School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
• Located with the School of Public Health on the Camperdown Campus
• Full-time, 3-year fixed term offering a base salary of $135K (Level C) or $163K (Level D) p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation
About the opportunity
The Health and Clinical Analytics team at the University of Sydney is at the forefront of innovation in research design, particularly in the application of Bayesian inference to adaptive trials. The team is currently seeking a Senior Lecturer (level C) or Associate Professor (level D) in biostatistics to join their cross-disciplinary team of clinicians, statisticians, data scientists and informaticians. This person will collaborate on the team’s existing suite of competitively funded studies, while working to build the methodologic basis for further innovation in research design. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and emerging academic in Bayesian statistics to further develop and apply their expertise to the design and analysis of transformative clinical research, across Australia and beyond.
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.
The Sydney School of Public Health is a network of researchers, research groups and centres that facilitate the study of public health. Offering educational and research opportunities, the school’s work is recognised as an institutional strength for the University. The school is widely known for its strengths in biostatistics and epidemiology.
About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an academic at either Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level who:
• has a PhD (or equivalent) in an academic field relevant to the discipline
• has a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in biostatics and / or related fields of practice
• has a demonstrated familiarity with statistical software including R, and in MCMC simulation using Stan and/or JAGS
• has a developing network of relationships with academic, consumer / advocacy, industry and / or professional organisations, partners and stakeholders
• is an effective communicator, and who has experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
In addition to the above, the Associate Professor will:
• be acknowledged at a national level as influential in expanding knowledge within biostatistics
• have demonstrated excellence in research, scholarly activities relevant to biostatistics
• have an established network of relationships with key academic, consumer/advocacy, industry and/or professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, School/ Faculty and University
• have a developing knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector
Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.
Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.
Closing time: 11:30 PM, Wednesday, 1 August 2021
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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Kristina Pavlovic, Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email Kristina.pavlovic@sydney.edu.au.
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
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Closing Date: 31 August 2021