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Posted date: 04 / 05 / 2022

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI497
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 19 Jun 2022
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Full-Time, 12 Month Contract

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 Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) monitors the health, service utilisation, medication use, mortality, and other health specific outcomes of people receiving aged care services. ROSA’s efficient model leverages existing information, bringing together diverse datasets collected by different organisations throughout the country, to provide us with a whole picture of the ageing pathway. ROSA produces evidence to guide decision-making for quality, coordinated, efficient, innovative and age-friendly services and practices. For more information, please see:

This position’s purpose it to conduct high quality research with a focus on aged and health care services for older people that supports ROSA’s core goals. This role is funded by an MRFF Primary Care grant. This position will undertake the analysis of studies producing the evidence necessary for practice and policy recommendations related to access, variation, effectiveness, and costs associated with providing primary health care services that improve the health and wellbeing of aged care recipients, living in aged care facilities or the community.

About the role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting high quality research with a focus on health and health services for older people accessing aged care, including planning, execution, statistical analyses and publication.
  • Conduct complex analyses of large datasets (>1 million individuals) contained within ROSA, including aged care data, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data, Medicare Benefits Schedule data, and hospitalisation records.
  • Manage and coordinate research projects statistical needs through their lifecycles. Advise/monitor project timelines, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Contribute/advise in study design. This includes sample size calculations, and choice and development of appropriate study protocols and analytical plans. Experience with complex multivariable modelling, survival analysis, and missing data is necessary.
  • Prepare methods and analysis results for papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist/support with preparation of analysis plans and other required input for grants and applications for competitive funding.
  • Collaborate with analytical team data management, linkage efforts, and quality control processes when necessary for ROSA’s implementation, performance enhancement, and other areas as needed.

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Degree qualification in a relevant field with extensive relevant experience.
  • Masters or PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Ageing, Geriatrics/Gerontology, Public Health, Medicine or related field is highly desirable
  • Excellent proficiency working with SAS, R, or Stata (with at least high proficiency in one statistical software package)
  • Three years’ experience working with large datasets independently. Preferable experience working with health service data.
  • Experience working with observational data, multivariable modelling, missing data, confounding/interaction issues, and survival analysis.
  • Experience conducting research for/with people living with dementia or cognitive impairment (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the aged care system in Australia (desirable)
  • Meticulous attention to detail; methodical with excellent record keeping skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high level support to research projects.
  • Highly motivated and can prioritise workload and to meet deadlines.

Special Requirements

  • Some out of hours work may be required
  • Compliance with SAHMRI Immunisation Policy and COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.


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.

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

For more information, please contact Maria Inacio at


Applications close: 11:29pm ACST Sunday 19 June 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, 19 Jun 2022


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