First listed on: 06 December 2017

Lecturer (Data Analyst)

University Centre for Rural Health
Reference no. 2467/1217

  • Design data set construction and data management of epidemiological data for statistical analysis of priority research projects
  • Located at Lismore Campus
  • Fixed-term full time position to December 2018. Remuneration Package: $120K - $143K which includes annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Lecturer (Data Analyst) will work with a team of researchers at the UCRH to: provide epidemiological, statistical and data management advice for a range of health research projects in both design and analysis phases; provide statistical advice and training to higher degree students, clinicians and researchers; conduct statistical analysis for research and evaluation studies; write up research results, prepare research papers and reports for publication; support research translation activities; develop and implement procedures to ensure compliance with University data management policies, and; apply for research funding in collaboration with other researchers.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer (Data Analyst) who has:

  • completed undergraduate degree and postgraduate training in the relevant discipline or equivalent accreditation or standing
  • well-developed analytical skills, preferably in the design, implementation, data analysis and reporting of epidemiological based research; research project management; preparing research project for submission for funding
  • an understanding of best practice in research data management
  • a high level ability in oral and written communication
  • demonstrated project management skills
  • demonstrated ability to lead and work with multidisciplinary teams of researchers and to work cooperatively with others
  • experience in the development and management of epidemiological research projects
  • evidence of ability to mentor and/or teach junior researchers
  • experience in applying for competitive research funding.

About us

The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), with campuses in Lismore, Murwillumbah and Grafton, provides a supportive and cooperative educational environment, exceptional teaching facilities and close, affordable accommodation. A network of relationships, including state and private hospitals, GP practices and private specialist practices, allied health and Aboriginal medical services, combine to give students excellent patient, allied health and doctor access across a breadth of patient scenarios, all within an accessible team of medical and allied health professionals and administration staff.

UCRH is part of the Faculty of Medicine and delivers placements and education to long and short-term medical students from the universities of Sydney, Western Sydney, and Wollongong.  It also delivers an Allied Health education program, and supports rural allied health placements for students of these 3 institutions, Southern Cross University and a number of other Australian Universities. It aims to afford students excellence in medical and allied health education as well as the benefits of a rural lifestyle to encourage graduates to return to live and practice in rural and remote Australia.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 February 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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