Associate Professor in Biostatistics

University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine and Health

Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor – Biostatistics – Clinical Research Unit

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Associate Professor, Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor – Biostatistics – Clinical Research Unit

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)
  • Duration: 3 year fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $136,859 - $179,849 Level C/Level D (dependent on experience) + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is a newly established initiative of UNSW Faculty of Medicine and Health as part of the UNSW Health 25 Strategy. The broad objective of the CRU is to support academic researchers to have the relevant expertise, systems and tools to allow efficient, high quality, impactful research to be conducted across UNSW and its affiliated networks. The unit will partner with researchers to develop and deliver on impactful clinical research.

Why Your Role Matters:

As the Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor (Biostatistics), you will play a key role in design and delivery of clinical research facilitated through UNSW Medicine & Health’s CRU. The position will be embedded across the Kirby Institute and The George Institute (Sydney office) and is expected to contribute to research conducted across both institutes and develop new research projects in collaboration with CRU.

The role of Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor (Biostatistics) reports to Program Head Biostatistics and Databases Program at Kirby Institute and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

Level C

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Experience as a statistician in medical research
  • Excellent working knowledge of one of the major statistical package (SAS, R or STATA)
  • Understanding of data management principles for clinical trials and medical research
  • Applied knowledge of advanced statistical models, such as generalized linear models, survival analyses and mixed models
  • Experience managing projects including good time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for clinical trials and medical research
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments

Level D (in addition to above):

  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Significant track record in research leadership with outcomes of high quality and high international impact.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding contribution to research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated leadership in building engagement and partnerships with the profession and/or industry.

Benefits and Culture:

There are ongoing opportunities to challenge yourself and advance your career through our annual promotion process. Academic staff who demonstrate sustained excellence in research, education, social engagement, global impact and leadership can apply for promotion at UNSW. There are four main Academic promotion rounds from Lecturer through to Professor and we have a program of support in place to guide you through the required steps. 

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 31 May at 11:55pm. Your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant


UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 18 Apr 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 31 May 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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