Research Officer, Biostatistician/Statistical Programmer job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full time fixed term until March 2023
  • Opportunity to provide technical and operational support to research activities and/or clinical trials requirements for The Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC)
  • Base Salary $ 89,759 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) was established by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). Its main goal to conduct clinical and translational research to address the causes of chronic disease, particularly the specific needs and circumstances of patients and consumers in western Sydney. Chronic disease is Australia’s biggest health challenge. With half of all Australians living with a chronic disease and many affected by more than one disease, there is growing need for our health system to deliver improved outcomes while maintaining financial sustainability. Our Centre, located within the Westmead Health Precinct, is well positioned to be instrumental in discovering and developing new ideas and interventions and in facilitating strong partnerships to deliver and evaluate innovative models of care in the community

The Research Officer provides an exciting opportunity for someone with data management and programming experience to get exposure to medical research under the guidance of a senior biostatistician and working with leaders in the medical arena. The Research Officer will provide technical and operational support to support the research activities and/or clinical trial requirements for the WSLHD. This includes involvement of the design of the research projects, writing of statistical analysis plans, writing data management and analysis programs during the ongoing execution of the trials and for the final analysis report.

The Research Officer will work in collaboration with medical researchers and help them with their statistical programming, biostatistical knowledge for randomized clinical trials, observational studies and cohort studies.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • collaborate on many studies with multiple researchers to design research projects in the WSLHD
  • write data management plans and programs and manage program efficiency
  • support the end-to-end life cycle in writing research papers to ensure data completeness, accuracy, visibility and timelines
  • write statistical analysis plans in collaboration with the research team and senior statisticians
  • conduct biostatistical analysis for interim and final analysis reports
  • create learning platforms to instruct researchers on technical programming skills particularly in R and other programs
  • liaise with clinical specialists and affiliated researchers/collaborators regarding study progress and outcomes

About you

  • has strong programming and data analytical skills
  • has proven experience in R- programming language and other languages and packages such as SAS or Python is also helpful
  • has data management experience and is interested in exposure to medical research
  • has proven ability to handle large data sets, data migration and data cleaning
  • tertiary qualifications in biostatistics and/or relevant experience in related field
  • has experience in statistical analysis
  • has excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and has a strong attention to detail.

Closes 11:59 pm Sunday 13 February 2022

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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 length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

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 which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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