• An opportunity to work with a range of health-related data including MBS and PBS data and general practice (MedicineInsight) data
  • Get involved in interesting outcomes evaluation and statistical and health economic modelling for our national education programs
  • Full time, maximum term contract until 30 June 2021

Our mission

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, we help people make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes.

We provide consumers and health professionals with practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Our vision is to be an innovative change leader, trusted for our objective, collaborative and evidence-based approach to medicines and other medical choices.


Who we’re looking for

We believe it’s important to be excellent at what we do and to recognise the skills and experience we bring. Our people are passionate about our mission and are invested in our values, so you should be too. We believe that cultural fit is essential to success. These are our values, and they influence how we work together and how we reward our people:

  • Courage – we have the courage to think and do things differently for a better future.
  • Customer centricity – we meet the needs of our customers by listening, responding to feedback and adding value.
  • Collaboration – we seek connections, share learnings and help each other succeed.
  • Integrity – we are ethical, honest, transparent and open-minded.
  • Accountability – we do what we say we will do.

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will be responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of statistical methods and analysis, to evaluate the impact of NPS MedicineWise programs on medicine and medical test utilisation, medicine adherence and health outcomes. This will include longitudinal data analysis (including interrupted time series analysis), survival analysis and other statistical models. Furthermore, you will develop and apply appropriate methods for epidemiological research projects, drug utilisation surveillance and pharmacovigilance reporting using PBS, MBS, MedicineInsight and other datasets.

It’s an opportunity to collaborate with a diverse, cross-functional team to produce meaningful findings to those implementing programs, for reports to Government and scientific publications.

What you will need

  • Postgraduate qualification in Biostatistics or Statistics, or a closely related quantitative field
  • Demonstrated experience in the collation, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of statistical analyses with statistical programming languages such as SAS and/or R
  • Experience in statistical data modelling using time series analysis and/or Bayesian statistics Experience in cleaning, merging and managing large data sets, including implementing various strategies to maximise data quality and integrity
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment to achieve project goals
  • High level problem solving, analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience with health-related administrative data such as PBS and MBS
  • Understanding of statistical methods and study design in clinical trials
  • UnderstandingofAustralianhealthcaresystem
  • Australian citizen willing to undergo baseline security check
  • Experience using linked data

What we offer

  • Salary packaging
  • WorkLife Balance days (available after an initial qualifying period)
  • Extra leave during Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Training and Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Workplace banking program
  • Employee assistance program

Help make Australia more MedicineWise.

For a full position description which outlines the specific role requirements and to see why NPS MedicineWise is such a great place to work, please visit:


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