Clinical Biostatistics Officer - P-039

Clinical Biostatistics Officer - P-039

31 Aug
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

31 Aug

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research


Job Title

Clinical Biostatistics Officer

Job Description

An excellent opportunity is available for a Clinical Biostatistics Officer to join the Clinical Discovery and Translation department at Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute.

About the position

The Clinical Biostatistics Officer is a new position to provide research support and education across the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). The successful applicant will provide advice regarding the statistical aspects of translational research, such as study design, power and sample size determination, perform statistical analyses of data and communicate results verbally and in written reports.

The appointee will be a joint member of the Bioinformatics Support Facility and Clinical Discovery and Translation at the WEHI. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to data handling, analysis, and reporting of results from large randomised controlled trials, clinical cohort studies, prospective and retrospective studies undertaken at WEHI, or in collaboration with WEHI. The appointee will also contribute to developing a centralised service for clinical biostatistics at WEHI, which will include developing educational tools and modules. The appointee will report to the Manager, Clinical Informatics and the Head, Bioinformatics Support Facility, and work closely with the Clinical Discovery and Translation team and the Bioinformatics Support Facility.

Selection Criteria

Personal qualities

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work constructively within a team environment.

Excellent attention to detail, ensuring that data, methods and analyses are accurate, of high-quality and accessible to researchers.

Ability to manage time effectively and be reliable and approachable.

Knowledge and skills

A doctoral qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as biostatistics, mathematics, etc.

Demonstrated ability and potential for excellence and productivity in research.

Research and analytical experience that has resulted in publications, conference papers or reports.

Proven interpersonal and collaborative skills in achieving research outcomes.

Demonstrated ability to apply research methodologies and quantitative data analysis.

Experience with statistical software such as Stata or R for data handling and statistical analysis.

Experience with electronic data capture platforms, such as REDCap, will be highly regarded.

Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills,

including effective communication of statistical concepts to people with limited statistical knowledge.

Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and collegially in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve project goals and meet agreed deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to maintain high work standards under guidance and work on multiple projects concurrently.

Terms of appointment

This position is initially a fixed term role (6 months) in a part time capacity. Salary is Research Support Employee Level 8 $110,249 AUD. Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to:
Dr Siavash Foroughi – [email protected]

A position description is available here.

How to apply

Please apply by uploading your CV,

cover letter and a document addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format.

Application closing date: 15 September 2023

WEHI – Brighter together

WEHI is where the world’s brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make discoveries that will help us to live healthier for longer. Our medical researchers have been serving the community for more than 100 years. We bring together people with different skills and experience who are committed to long-term discovery. Our teams of researchers are committed to solving the most complex health problems, making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing.

WEHI is a place where people are able to shine. People who are inquisitive, who are committed, who are passionate. People who want to make a difference. And we are committed to ensuring they have the tools to flourish,

personally and professionally.

We are a community of researchers, students and professional service staff who work towards achieving discoveries that improve human health. We are driven by collaboration, curiosity and creativity. We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. We are WEHI. We are brighter together.

WEHI’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

At WEHI we strive to foster a flexible working environment that encourages individual differences and promotes collaboration and creativity. We recognise that talent does not sit within a single identifiable group in our society and that WEHI’s ability to shape contemporary scientific thinking and deliver leading professional services relies on a diversity of thought within our organisation.

Our action to promote gender equality has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and we offer a range of support for women researchers. Our commitment to celebrating diversity and addressing inequities is further demonstrated through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Gender Action Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and our WE-Pride network for LGBTQIA+ staff and students. We actively encourage applications from, people with a disability, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people and people with diverse genders and sexualities. Should you require support during the recruitment process due to special needs or consideration, please contact the People and Culture team.

WEHI’s commitment to Indigenous employment

WEHI is working to create a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be engaged at the scientific frontier, making exciting discoveries and decisions about the future of health in this country, and part of a leading professional services workforce supporting the realisation of these discoveries. We are committed to creating a culturally safe workplace and offering career development and leadership opportunities to First Nations staff and students. We strongly encourage any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

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