Dear all


We are currently seeking 2 Biostatisticians to join the Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne:


  1. Part time (0.6 full-time equivalent) Research Officer/Research Assistant


The individual appointed to this position will be expected to contribute statistical expertise to a portfolio of clinical trials and related projects, within the work program of CEBU and the Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre (MCTC). This will involve direct contributions to the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of randomised trials, including the development of research protocols and grant proposals, and contributing to scientific publications. In particular this role will involve developing understanding and expertise in adaptive trial designs. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to CEBU’s training program by assisting in the delivery of short courses in biostatistics and statistical computing. The position will report to the Associate Director (Biostatistics) of the MCTC and working closely with other members of the CEBU and MCTC teams.



  • Significant contribution to research projects, in particular randomised trials, as a biostatistician, including:

o   Development of research protocols with particular emphasis on study design and statistics related to adaptive randomised trials.

o   Preparation and implementation of statistical analysis plans.

o   Contributing to manuscripts for publication.

o   Development of grant proposals.

  • Contribute as a member of the CEBU team to providing advice and training on biostatistical issues related to clinical trials and other studies to researchers on the Melbourne Children’s campus
  • Preparing and delivering occasional teaching sessions to non-statisticians and participating in the development and updating of teaching materials
  • Other duties as required from time to time, consistent with the skills and abilities of the employee.

For more information and to apply for this role please see



  1. Full-time Junior Biostatistician/Data Scientist


We are seeking to recruit a junior biostatistician/data scientist to contribute across a wide range of biostatistical work, providing support in data processing and statistical analysis under supervision to a range of projects across CEBU’s diverse work program. The role will require strong statistical computing skills, including good programming practices, as well as strong communication skills and interest in engaging actively in a range of problems and learning about new statistical methods. There will also be an opportunity for the candidate to gain experience in methodological research into methods for handling missing data. The position reports to two senior CEBU statisticians.



  • Perform data processing and statistical analysis under supervision of more experienced analysts.
  • Assist in the preparation of material, including graphical and tabular presentations, for peer-review manuscripts, reports, meetings, publications and seminars as appropriate.
  • Contribute to CEBU’s teaching program, for example by participating in the delivery of computer-based training courses (Stata, R).
  • Provide advice and assistance where appropriate on questionnaire design, data management, statistical computing including good programming practice, and methods of analysis to researchers.
  • Learning about statistical methods for life-course epidemiology and for handling missing data.
  • Other duties as required from time to time, consistent with the skills and abilities of the employee.


For more information and to apply for this role please see



Both of these positions are initially 12 month contracts with the possibility of extension.


The deadline for these applications is Friday the 26th of October.