Biostatistician, Data Analyst job at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • 0.8 FTE, part-time CDD until April 2023, possible extension
  • Bring your expertise in scientific analysis to the Save Sight Registries team
  • Base salary $98,645 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

Save Sight Registries has implemented an ongoing national prospective audit of treatment outcomes for various ophthalmic diseases, a web-based software system and other new data collection strategies. the Biostatistician – Data Analyst will undertake the scientific, statistical and analytical aspects of the project under the direction of the lead researcher. the Biostatistician – Data Analyst is a member of the Save Sight Registries team and is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of scientific analysis. He is closely associated with the clinical team in the Macular Research Group and will provide expert statistical advice more broadly across the group.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • plan and execute analyzes of data from Save Sight registers nationally and internationally
  • contribute to the development of the database
  • provide timely and accurate support and input for the preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant applications
  • contribute effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • work with and provide students and research fellows with support and advice on their projects that are associated with registry data
  • provide expert statistical advice to the whole group for all modules; and keep up to date by reading relevant literature and communicating findings
  • Perform the appropriate duties as the publication manager for the registers, including drafting and modifying the publication policy
  • check, clean and analyze data and extract information from a database using simple and complex queries

About you

  • has demonstrated experience using statistical analysis software (preferably R statistical software) and statistical analysis of health research projects
  • has demonstrated experience writing database queries and creating reports
  • has a demonstrated track record in designing health research projects
  • has demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and knowledge of version control software (GitHub)
  • has experience in health information management
  • demonstrated experience in writing complex analytical reports and articles
  • has the ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team including international collaborators such as pharmaceutical companies and lead researchers from various countries
  • possesses strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • has strong written and oral communication skills and experience in delivering research training methods
  • has a working knowledge of state and federal privacy legislation as it relates to database security and management of confidential information
  • has experience in quality assurance activities including performance benchmarking.

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Sponsorship/work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including termination of your employment.

EEO declaration

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

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Sean N. Ayres