Casual Graduate Research Statistician

Rural Clinical School

Closing date: 7th October 2015

Are you a quantitative grad student interested in some part time casual work on an ad hoc basis?

The Rural Clinical School (RCS) is seeking expressions of interest from graduate students undertaking a PhD (or Master of Statistics) with a strong emphasis on statistics or data analytics / data science interested in casual work (approx. 1./2 day-1 day per week).

The statistical researcher would assist the Director of Research with his research program and provide statistical input for student programs and other research projects. Intellectual contributions resulting in scientific papers would encompasses co-authorship The ideal candidate will have a broad skill base in advanced statistical methods including Bayesian statistical modelling. The candidate should have sufficient skills to handle very large data set manipulation independently and excellent attention to detail. They should be able to review students statistical outputs e.g. review statistical methods and outputs prior to publication. An ability to introduce new skills to the team is for example machine learning, network analysis, health economic models etc. is preferred.

Required skills/experience

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to interact with non-quantitative researchers to produce quantitative outputs
  • Ability to write up statistical methods and results sections for papers based on your analysis and statistical methods
  • A background in Bayesian statistical modelling
  • Appreciation to perform epidemiological methods
  • Ability to perform decision tree analysis
  • A quantitative, undergraduate background
  • An interest in medical research


This is a casual position and will be paid at the UNSW casual student rate of $30.22 p/h

Expressions of Interest

Please send your CV to by Wednesday 7th October.

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