• Exciting opportunities to contribute to the statistical analysis of data working at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Two fixed term, full-time for 12 months with possible extension and base salary $84K-92K p.a plus superannuation


About the opportunity 

The Clinical Trials Centre is looking to appoint two enthusiastic Biostatisticians and appointment will be based on level of statistical background and experience. This role will report to the Senior Clinical Biostatistician.

Biostatistician HEO6: you will have the opportunity to collaborate with and provide statistical support to clinical and allied health researchers, basic scientists and CTC collaborators. There will also be opportunities to apply and develop statistical methods to problems arising from clinical and biological research.  You will be working with other biostatisticians to perform statistical analysis of clinical trials and associated data (meta-analyses, data linkage and genome wide association studies) using various statistical packages.

Biostatistician HEO7: you will provide statistical/methodological leadership in conjunction with high quality statistical advice, and support to researchers, collaborators and research students. In addition to the activities performed at the HEO 6, there will be opportunities to apply statistical methodology to clinical research problems and conduct statistical analyses of clinical trials data. You will contribute to CTC teaching activities (external short courses) assist in the formal post-graduate curriculum as well as the CTC’s outreach activities.


About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

We are looking for a Biostatistician (HEO6) who possesses:

  • a relevant degree (mathematical statistics or similar)
  • Statistical Program design skills as well as high level computing skills
  • team-based working skills and an ability to work through problems systematically
  • an ability to maintain high work standards with guidance and minimal supervision.


We are looking for a Biostatistician (HEO7) who possesses:

  • post-graduate qualifications in biostatistics or related discipline with at least 4 years/experience as a biostatistician working on clinical trials or other biomedical research projects
  • experience in statistical analysis programming in at least one software package (e.g. SAS), and demonstrated capacity to develop skills in other statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA, R)
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • an ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • a demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure with competing priorities and sometimes limited supervision

The role has been designed for early career biostatisticians who are looking to continue a career in Biostatistics and have relevant experience to build a career in a clinical environment.


About us


The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) established in 1988, is a leading Australian Academic Research Organisation with a world class international reputation for designing conducting and translating collaborative clinical trials research into improved health care practice. CTC is also known for its innovation in clinical trials methodologies and its teaching excellence.

Sydney Medical School is dedicated to improving the health of people in Australia and elsewhere, through high-quality education, research and the provision of health care. The School has a large student body with 1200 medical students, more than 1300 students in postgraduate courses, nearly 1000 students undertaking higher research degrees and major undergraduate teaching programs in medical and health sciences.

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.




How to apply

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 2056/1018F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm Friday 23 November 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.