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Job No:508924
Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level B1 ($95,771.32 – $113,728.12)
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

This position offers an outstanding opportunity to take the role of statistical lead in clinical trials coordinated by the Australasian Kidney Trials Network. The successful applicant will take responsibility for the statistical aspects of clinical trials, engage in methodological research in clinical trial design and analysis, and provide statistical advice and education to members of the kidney disease research community.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a Biostatistician with demonstrated expert knowledge in the design and analysis of clinical trials, advanced skills using SAS and/or R and a willingness to become proficient in both packages. You will have a strong research profile and enjoy working independently and collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to ensure quality and integrity of statistical deliverables in a clinical trial environment.

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 12 months at Academic Level B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $95,771 – $113,728 plus super of up to 17%.

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

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Elaine Pascoe on email:

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  • Cover letter
  • Key selection criteria
  • Resume
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