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Iris Ha, 27 July 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research fellow

The University of New South Wales

Employer: UNSW Australia / The University of New South Wales
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow/Research fellow
Department: Faculty of Medicine - National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre.
Ref: 56508

  • One of the Asia-Pacific's leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

    At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is a premier research institution in Australia that is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. The overall mission of NDARC is to conduct high quality research and related activities that increase the effectiveness of treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm. The Drug Trends unit at NDARC monitors the price, purity and availability of illicit drugs from a range of sources to develop a full picture of patterns in drug use and harms.

    About the role

  • Salary Level A or B $69K - $116K (plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term for 12 months with possibility of renewal
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

    The successful applicant will have the opportunity to receive three month in-house training from experienced biostatisticians at Harvard University, Boston, USA. They will then be based at NDARC where they will carry out remote statistical analysis accessing the Harvard Medical School WMH Server. They will also attend an annual remote analyst meeting in Boston for two weeks. Statistical analysis will include, but is not limited to, regression modelling, survival analysis, causal modelling and modern data mining techniques.

    The successful applicant will also be responsible for data management, variable construction and will ensure that all tables, figures and text accurately reflect the results of any given analysis. They will be actively involved in the development of new grant applications. About you

    To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in statistics, biostatistics or other quantitative discipline; or graduate degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or engineering with applied knowledge/experience in the medical or health field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of statistical analysis of complex samples survey data (including experience using SAS)
  • A record of research output, as evidenced by peer review publications, either published or demonstrably in the process of publication, and international conference presentations

    You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

    You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

    Applications close: 7 August 2016


    Professor Louisa Degenhardt
    E: l.degenhardt@unsw.edu.au
    T: (61 2) 9385 0333


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