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Job No:508580
Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($96,466.06 – $108,318.37)
Work type:Full Time – Fixed Term
Location: Brisbane


UQ Centre for Health Services Research

The UQ Centre for Health Services Research is one of five Research Centres in the Faculty of Medicine. The primary purpose of the Centre is to improve the delivery of health care through research which examines health systems performance and identifies mechanisms to improve access, effectiveness and efficiency.  The Centre has research strengths in telehealth, geriatric medicine and aged care, renal medicine, clinical trial design and administration and biostatistics.  The Centre engages 20 clinicians and research staff, 27 professional staff and has a large cohort of higher degree research students. The Centre works closely with the other Research Centres in the Faculty of Medicine (UQDI, UQCCR, UQCHRC), the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences and also with Metro South Hospital and Health Services. The Centre is the Australian Coordinating Centre for interRAI and leads international development of its hospital assessment systems related to function and psychosocial problems.  It has extensive related data holdings.

The vision of the UQCHSR is to improve health outcomes for patients, with a particular focus on those with chronic disease or frailty, for remote communities and those with other forms of disadvantage or vulnerability. This will be achieved through strong engagement of researchers and practitioners across the translational spectrum, from basic, through clinical and health trials, to implementation, this will enable outcomes such as improved health care services, new clinical products, policies or educational improvements. UQCHSR will be recognized for its strong engagement with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and industry, and outcomes arising from addressing clinically important research questions. It will also have a reputation for the provision of outstanding clinical research training, pre-clinical and clinical research services (e.g. clinical trials design and data analysis), and clinical trial linked service provision.

The UQCHSR is located at the PA Hospital campus in Woolloongabba, South Brisbane, with activities based in the Hospital, the Clinical Research Facility and associated with research activities both nationally and internationally

About This Opportunity

Working at the interface of statistics, medicine and molecular biology this position offers an outstanding opportunity to work with leading clinicians and scientists and contribute to cutting-edge research projects in the medical, environmental and biological sciences.

The Senior Biostatistician gathers analysis requirements from a wide range of life science and clinical researchers and delivers efficient statistical solutions to meet research outcomes. A high degree of autonomy and professionalism is required to represent QFAB on partners’ premises.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an experienced Biostatistician with considerable experience (3-6 years) in providing statistical expertise in life sciences, public health and medical research. The successful appointee will have the be ability to demonstrate a broad knowledge of medical bio statistics in relation to clinical and health services research, surveys and epidemiology, power calculations and analysis of clinical trials.  An understanding of project management methodologies and experience in grant writing is also essential to this role.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full time, fixed term position for two years at HEW level 8. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,466 – $108,318 plus super of up to 17%.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File Senior Biostatistician_CHSR.doc


To discuss this role please contact Jason Ferris on email:

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Key selection criteria
  • Resume

Advertised: 10 Oct 2019
Applications close: 31 Oct 2019 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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