The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) is part of the Division of Research and sees the colocation of major research instrumentation in the University in purpose-built high-grade facilities for the study of the structure and composition of biological, chemical and physical materials and includes preparation laboratories, smaller instruments and computing facilities. In addition, MWAC provides the technical/professional support for these instruments. Analytical Centre staff members are expected to contribute to the overall success of the Centre by making a major contribution to Centre initiatives and participating fully in cooperative education and research projects.

 The Opportunity

Stats Central is based in the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre in the Division of Research and offers UNSW researchers support in study design and analysis, as part of the university’s 2025 Strategy.

Reporting to the Senior Statistical Consultant and the Director, you will provide statistical consulting services to all UNSW researchers, but especially those in the Medicine & Science faculties. Key responsibilities include statistical consultation and collaboration with UNSW researchers, the development and running of regular professional development workshops; offering statistical support during grant writing; outreach to consultants around campus and documenting Stats Central activities.

About the successful applicant:

You have a PhD in Applied Statistics or related discipline and the ability to work in a statistical consulting role. Key criteria include:

  • Demonstrated experience communicating and collaborating with applied researchers lacking high-level statistical expertise
  • Ability to effectively instruct applied researchers on statistical techniques in a short course setting, and develop materials for short courses
  • Ability to review research grants and journal articles under supervision
  • Proficiency in a range of statistical methodologies and statistical packages

Associate Lecturer (in addition to the core criteria above)

  • Demonstrated track record of independent research published in high quality journals and conferences

Lecturer (in addition the core criteria above)

  • Experience working in a statistical consulting role
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively instruct applied researchers on statistical techniques in a short course setting, and develop materials for short courses
  • Experience reviewing research grants and journal articles
  • A strong inter-disciplinary publication record including publications in statistical methodology journals

Salary: $75,069- $123,908+

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