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Senior Biostatistician

Posted date: 13 / 09 / 2022

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI530
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Applications close Sunday, 09 Oct 2022
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Full-time (or part time 0.6+FTE), 5 year contract

SAHMRI Women and Kids

  • Support research into the health and wellbeing of women, children and families
  • Join a growing team of consulting and research biostatisticians
  • World-class health and medical research facility in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Excellent remuneration package (equivalent to academic level B or level C, commensurate with experience), including salary packaging

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people. The Senior Biostatistician will be a senior member of the Biostatistics Unit at SAHMRI Women & Kids. We are a growing team of consulting biostatisticians, post-doctoral research fellows and PhD students committed to improving the statistical quality of health research.

Based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Senior Biostatistician will provide statistical expertise to support clinical trials and other research conducted across the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN). The Senior Biostatistician will contribute to a rich research culture, utilising innovative statistical design and analysis approaches to facilitate translational research outcomes that will improve the health of women and children. Working closely with the Clinical Research Director (WCHN), along with academic researchers, allied health trainees, and medical and nursing staff, the Senior Biostatistician will provide statistical leadership on research projects, contribute to successful research grant applications and co-author publications in high impact journals. The Senior Biostatistician may also support research conducted within SAHMRI and externally, and/or contribute to statistical methodological research on clinical trial design and analysis (depending on interests).

About the role

Key responsibilities of the Senior Biostatistician include:

  • Provide statistical advice to researchers, clinical staff and trainees
  • Assist in developing funding applications and study protocols
  • Provide advice on study design and data collection tools
  • Clean and maintain complex datasets
  • Author statistical analysis plans
  • Perform statistical analyses and prepare analysis reports
  • Contribute to the interpretation and publication of research results
  • Keep up to date with and apply new and innovative statistical methods
  • Supervise and mentor biostatisticians within the Biostatistics Unit

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • A tertiary qualification in statistics or close equivalent (Masters or Doctoral level degree desirable)
  • Experience providing statistical support for health-related research
  • Experience programming in a statistical package (Stata/R or similar)
  • Interest in working on clinical trials and learning about adaptive trial designs (previous trial experience desirable)
  • Efficient time management skills to effectively work across multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and build effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to undertake independent research/study to learn new statistical methods

Special Requirements

  • Some out of hours work may be required.
  • DCSI Working with Children Check Employment Screening is required.
  • Compliance with SAHMRI Immunisation Policy and COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
  • All employees are required to be immunised in accordance with the requirements of the Hospital in which they are working or be willing to be vaccinated at the cost of the Institute.


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.

For the safety and wellbeing of our employees and our community you will need to comply with SAHMRI’s Immunisation Policy which includes, wherever possible, that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you have any queries specific to your circumstances.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees can access salary packaging options up to $15,900. Salary packaging lets you pay for things like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and take home more of what you earn. For more information on salary packaging please see the Maxxia website.


For a copy of the position description, please click here

Applications should include a cover letter that briefly summarises relevant qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills, as listed in the position description.

For more information please contact Thomas Sullivan, Lead Biostatistician, SAHMRI Women & Kids, at


Applications close: 11:29pm ACST Sunday 9 October 2022


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, 09 Oct 2022


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