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Health Services Research Fellow – Epidemiology/Statistics/Data analytics

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Work type: Full Time, Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

  • Salary Package: Research Fellow (Level B) base salary $105,992 – $125,405, plus 13.25% 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 to 31 December 2021
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

About the Role

The successful candidate will be part of the Diagnostic Informatics team of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, involved in researching the role that information technologies play in the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease and patient outcomes. The team is currently undertaking a large NHMRC Partnership Project in collaboration with Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and NSW Health Pathology, aimed at delivering safe and effective test result management and follow-up. The team has also recently secured funding from the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre to undertake cutting edge research examining the impact of COVID-19 using near real-time electronic general practice data. The project involves a collaboration with Outcome Health, the Eastern Melbourne, Gippsland and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Networks and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs aimed at establishing effective care and best practice policy The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Participate in, the design of studies, analysis strategies and sample size calculations for a range of research studies, as well as participate in the preparation of research publications, presentations and grant applications. 
  • Be involved in a range of research programs involving pathology and medical imaging testing in hospitals and general practice, and their impact on the quality of care and patient outcomes.

About You

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic health services researcher with strong data analysis skills to contribute to a range of research projects across the Centre. 

The successful applicant with be required to undertake analyses of large health datasets, applying appropriate statistical methods, and linking data sets where required.

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, applicants must:

  • Respond to the selection criteria below and then upload the response as a separate document during the online application process.
  • Indicate whether they are seeking a full-time (100%) or fractional (%) appointment

Essential criteria

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology, public health; statistics or biostatistics)
  • Demonstrable advanced statistical modelling and analysis skills with extensive experience with statistical packages such as SAS, Stata, Python, R
  • Demonstrable experience in the analysis of large health datasets including the linking of datasets and the use of computational algorithms for converting data into files suitable for statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency in complex generalised linear models and mixed models analysis
  • Good research track record with peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience in managing research projects
  • 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.
  • Experience and interest in applied health services research, ideally in an Australian setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in making a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of a team with a track record of effective team work and leadership.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience with application of artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches to large health datasets.
  • Experience with database servers such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Andrew Georgiou, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian institute of Health Innovation at andrew.georgiou@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator at rohana.nagarajah@mq.edu.au

Applications Close:  Sunday 19 July, 2020 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.

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