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Data Analyst

Posted date: 15 / 05 / 2024

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI681
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 30 Jun 2024
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Full-Time, 12-Month Fixed Term Contract

The Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity Theme (AHE) at SAHMRI, located on the lands of the Kaurna people, is a leading national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led unit dedicated to wellbeing and achieving health equity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia through quality and safe health and medical research.

Research focus:
Diabetes management and care, healthy ageing

This role will provide high level analytical support to the Population Health Research team by conducting high quality research with a focus on Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing. The Data Analyst will collect, collate and manage data across a range of projects and use analytical and statistical methods to generate evidence that informs policy and improvements in practice and supports the self-determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

About the role

The Data Analyst will contribute to various projects by providing data management and analytical support.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake analyses, interpretation and reporting of clinical and epidemiological data, as well as contribute to overall data management and analysis strategies across the unit.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity team, as well as other SAHMRI Research units, research partners, consumer representatives, staff and stakeholders of the research project.
  • Lead the preparation of reports for and present information to communities, partner organisations, research groups and steering committees within Wardliparingga and contribute to those produced for external collaborators if required.
  • Lead the preparation of reports and scientific manuscripts for professional publication and participate in dissemination.
  • Assist in the development of research proposals, protocols (e.g. statistical analysis plans), and grants focusing on Aboriginal Health.
  • Contribute to overall data management and analysis strategies across the unit.

About You

The successful candidate will possess some of the following key attributes:

  • Completion of a Degree or Masters Degree in the area of epidemiology, statistics, public health, health services research, health informatics or a related field.
  • Analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, and analyse health related data with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products and experience in using analytical software (preference for R, SAS, STATA).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience writing health related reports, scientific manuscripts, and data presentation skills.
  • Broad understanding of the Australian and additional Indigenous specific ethical requirements and processes of human research.


Special Requirements

  • Some out of hours work may be required.
  • DCSI Employment Screening and Police Checks may be required.
  • Some travel interstate and intrastate, including to urban, regional, or remote parts of South Australia may be required.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees can access salary packaging options up to $15,900!  Ordinarily, your employer takes out income tax from your pay and deposits the remainder into your bank account. You then pay all your living expenses – including your rent or mortgage, car repayments, insurances, groceries and utility bills – and if you’re lucky, have a bit left over.  But with salary packaging with us, you still get paid the same salary, but we help you pay those same expenses before tax is taken out! This creates a huge savings for you - your taxable income could go down, your disposable income could go up, and with some of these expenses already taken care of, you could have more money for other essentials and surprises! To play with a calculator to see how much you could save, check out more information on the Maxxia website.

For a copy of the full position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Odette Pearson at

Applications close: 11:29pm ACST on Sunday 30th June 2024

Applications may close earlier than advertised if a suitable candidate is found prior to the close date.  Previous applicants need not apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Sunday, 30 Jun 2024


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