Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences


Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

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Work type: Full Time, Part Time

Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy

Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship, Academic - All Academic positions

  • Salary Package: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) base salary $93,830 – $100,559, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments
  • Appointment type: Full-time or part-time, fixed-term position for 2 years
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

About the Role

The successful candidate will be required to develop and apply statistical models and methods and undertake data processing and statistical analyses of large complex health datasets.  Contributions and preparation to research publications and presentations will also be carried out.

About You

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic biostatistician or health services researcher with strong analytical skills and experience to contribute to a range of research projects.

The successful applicant will be interested in working in a multi-disciplinary team and engaging with a broad range of stakeholders. They will be able to work independently and demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking about research questions. 

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. Our Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety. 

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, one of the core research centres within AIHI, has a multi-stream program of research which focuses on investigating the outcomes and safety of health services.  The Centre has particular expertise in assessing the impact of information technologies and investigating the role of electronic health records and decision support in supporting improved health care delivery and health outcomes.  The Centre’s research team is multi-disciplinary and applies a broad range of research techniques, from RCT designs to direct observational studies of clinical work.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria. Please specify your preference to full time or part time:

Selection criteria:

  • PhD in statistics or biostatistics; or a PhD in public health, epidemiology, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in the management and analysis of large complex health datasets, especially linked data.
  • Highly developed data analysis skills and experience in use of one or more statistical packages including SAS, Stata or R, with evidence of applying a methodical and detailed approach to data exploration and cleaning
  • Demonstrable experience in independently and accurately performing complex statistical analyses, including advanced statistical modelling, preferably generalised linear mixed effects modelling
  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management, health care providers and recipients, and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and collaboratively with internal and/or external team members
  • Experience and interest in applied healthcare research and knowledge of the Australian health care system

Specific Role Enquiries: A/Professor Ling Li, Stream Lead, Health Analytics, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator at

Applications Close:  Wednesday 24 June at 11.55pm

Note: This position requires the completion of a criminal record check.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

Advertised: 04 Jun 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 24 Jun 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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