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Position: Research Fellow in Biostatistics
Institution: University of Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Duties: The appointee will be employed in the Biostatistics Unit of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, working on a research programme that is focused on developing statistical methods to improve the prediction of cardiovascular disease risk combining omics data and traditional risk factors. This will involve model development and validation using lipidomics datasets from large cohort studies such as the AusDiab and Busselton Health Study (BHS) in collaboration with researchers from the Cardiometabolic Health Department, School of Medicine. It will involve R programming that will allow the developed models to operate as an open source, web-based application
Requirements: You will have completed a PhD in statistics, bioinformatics, computers science or a closely related area of research, with a developing profile in research as a member of a team. You will have demonstrated an ability to publish scientific findings in a timely manner and have shown the potential for leadership in research with the ability to use a range of statistical computing programs; Experience in statistical analysis of high-dimensional omics data; Demonstrated ability to program effectively in R/Python/C; Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders
   
Text: About us Careers Jobs Current opportunities at Melbourne Research Fellow in Biostatistics Job no: 0043197 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Parkville Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B) Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university, and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement. About the Biostatistics Unit The Biostatistics Unit at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics currently employs 7 senior biostatisticians and 11 postdoctoral researchers, and has 3 higher degree research students. We have developed an integrated program of methodological and collaborative research, as well as providing statistical training to build a skilled research workforce. Our group delivers the Master of Biostatistics (an affiliated partner of the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, BCA), as well as leading biostatistics teaching within the Master of Public Health and Master of Science (Epidemiology). We also lead the Biostatistics node of the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research (MISCH, http://clinicalresearch.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/) Hub. About the Role The appointee will be employed in the Biostatistics Unit of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, working on a research programme that is focused on developing statistical methods to improve the prediction of cardiovascular disease risk combining omics data and traditional risk factors. This will involve model development and validation using lipidomics datasets from large cohort studies such as the AusDiab and Busselton Health Study (BHS) in collaboration with researchers from the Cardiometabolic Health Department, School of Medicine. It will involve R programming that will allow the developed models to operate as an open source, web-based application. In addition to his/her own research, the appointee is also expected to contribute to design, data analyses and interpretation of biostatistics collaborative projects with researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. In a typical week at work, you may: Work collaboratively with the investigator team to contribute to the development of models and associated statistical inference techniques to predict cardiovascular disease risk Contribute to the analysis and interpretation of findings for biostatistics projects within the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Report on model findings at regular meetings, and through formal presentations Explore opportunities to attract additional research funding through grants and consultancies Since 2012, our unit has co-led, along with units at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Monash University, the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat), a Centre of Research Excellence in Biostatistics previously funded by the NHMRC. About You You will have completed a PhD in statistics, bioinformatics, computers science or a closely related area of research, with a developing profile in research as a member of a team. You will have demonstrated an ability to publish scientific findings in a timely manner and have shown the potential for leadership in research with the ability to use a range of statistical computing programs. Ideally, you will further have: Experience in statistical analysis of high-dimensional omics data. Demonstrated ability to program effectively in R/Python/C. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders. Experience in or willingness to participate in the supervision or co-supervision of postgraduate students. Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits: Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers. Be Yourself @ UoM We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles. Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role. *For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au. We look forward to receiving your application! Position Description Advertised: 04 Nov 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: 02 Dec 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time Apply now Back to search results Refer a friend Share this: | More Send me jobs like these We will email you new jobs that match this search. Great, we can send you jobs like this, if this is your first time signing up, please check your inbox to confirm your subscription. The email address was invalid, please check for errors. You must agree to the privacy statement Subscribe Recaptcha Privacy agreement Search results Position Salary Closes Research Fellow in Biostatistics $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B) 2 Dec 2021 Seeking a Research Fellow with a developing profile to join a programme focussed on improving the prediction of cardiovascular disease risk. Campaigns Loading... Position Salary Closes Research Fellow in Biostatistics $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B) 2 Dec 2021 Seeking a Research Fellow with a developing profile to join a programme focussed on improving the prediction of cardiovascular disease risk. 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