Health Services Research Fellow – Epidemiology/Applied Biostatistics

North Ryde, NSW |

Salary Package:

Research Fellow (Level B) base salary $103,914 - $122,947 plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments.

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic health services researcher who seeks to apply their high-level data analytics skills to studies designed to improve health systems and patient outcomes. The successful applicant with be required to work within a team to undertake analyses of large health datasets, applying appropriate statistical methods, and linking data sets where required. The successful candidate will be required to provide advice about, and participate in, the design of studies, analysis strategies and sample size calculations for a range of applied research studies, as well as participate in the preparation of research publications, presentations and grant applications.

Current research programs in which the applicant may participate include: a stepped wedge cluster RCT to investigate changes in medication error rates and harm in paediatrics; design of algorithms for the detection of adverse events in hospital; pathology and imaging testing patterns in hospitals and general practice; data on unprofessional behaviours among hospital staff; clinical and quality of life data in aged and community care services.

Skills and Experience:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. epidemiology, public health; statistics or biostatistics)
  • Demonstrable advanced statistical modelling and analysis skills with extensive experience with statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, R
  • Demonstrable experience in the analysis of large health datasets including the linking of datasets and the use of computational algorithms for converting data into files suitable for statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency in complex generalised linear models and mixed models analysis
  • Good research track record with peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience contributing to grant applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management, health care providers and recipients, and external stakeholders.
  • Experience and interest in applied health services research
  • Demonstrated experience in making a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of a team with a track record of effective team work and leadership.

To be considered for this position, applicants must:

  • Respond to the selection criteria below and then upload the response as a separate document during the online application process.
  • Indicate whether they are seeking a full-time (100%) or fractional (%) appointment.

How to Apply:

Please visit the Macquarie University Job Opportunities website to apply.

Starting date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Closing date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University