Clinical Epidemiologist

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Research

About the role

Mater Research is searching for knowledgeable Clinical Epidemiologist to join our NHMRC Stillbirth Centre for Research Excellence (Stillbirth CRE) team at South Brisbane. Reporting to the Stillbirth CRE Director Prof Vicki Flenady, this role will be initially offered for a 12-month period.

The Stillbirth CRE has been established to tackle the problem of stillbirth in Australia. Specifically, the Stillbirth CRE recognises that stillbirth has enormous economic and psychosocial impacts; that there has been virtually no reduction in rates for over 20 years; that large equity gaps exist; and that families whose child is stillbirth often receive suboptimal care.

This role represents a unique and career defining opportunity to join a market leader in healthcare and a proudly Mission Led organisation.

Salary: Negotiated salary in line with experience

What you’ll be doing

In this important role you will lead high quality, advanced statistical analyses, provide interpretation of results, oversee quality interpretation of results, oversee quality assurance in relation to data management, as well as support the statistical design of studies and trials. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Advising researchers on clinical trial designs, sample size considerations, modelling and trial simulation
  • Applying statistical techniques for the design, conduct and data analysis of clinical research
  • Prepare reports detailing results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of figures and tables as required
  • Developing and participating in education and training on clinical statistics if required
  • Providing advice and support for researchers in the use of statistical software packages including: Stata, R, SPSS and Excel
  • Supporting development and maintenance of databases for research projects
  • Participating in short-term and long-term planning about research database projects including how to efficiently store, maintain, update and analyse various types of data
  • Providing overall data management and statistical services for assigned projects and assist researchers to ensure continuity and compliance with milestones.

 About you

You will have proven experience in mentoring and training in statistical programs and an ability to work with clinicians and allied health colleagues to achieve high-level research outputs. Additionally, you will possess the following:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in clinical epidemiology
  • A research higher degree qualification in a relevant field is highly desirable
  • Experience with Stata, R, SPSS and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in working with large clinical datasets
  • Experience in perinatal research would be highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience with developing and maintaining databases.
  • Ability to explain statistical requirements to non-statistical colleagues
  • A superior knowledge of and practical experience in the application of mathematical and statistical techniques and ability to problem solve
  • Ability to identify problems, research and implement appropriate solutions
  • Confidence in statistical knowledge to interface effectively with clients
  • Ability to continuously learn and utilise new information and tools
  • Confidence in other analysis software tools and other databases.

Why join us?

In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

To Apply:

To learn more - please view here Download File 2104- PD - Clinical Epidemiologist.pdf

Please click "Apply now" -Applications should include a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae addressing the selection criteria in the attached position description along with contact details of two professional referees.

For position enquiries, please contact Ms Rebecca Bibby

Applications close COB 27 April 2021

*Please Note: We will not require any support from Recruitment Agencies at this time and kindly request no contact is made. Only direct applications will be considered.


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