Statistical Programmer

Job No: GEORGE52
Location: Newtown, Australia

  • Full Time - 24 months fixed term contract (renewable) 
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes
Application close date: 23 November 2018

‘The George’ is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

An opportunity exists for a Statistical Programmer to join our growing organisation. The Statistical Programmer will be responsible for the provision of statistical expertise to support the research done at the George Institute; this includes clinical trials, meta-analyses, and range of observational studies including surveys and linked health data.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Work in collaboration with, and provide statistical expertise to the research staff at the Institute
  • Prepare derived datasets for the analyses using SAS
  • Program and validate statistical analyses in SAS
  • Prepare and deliver reports for interim and final analyses
  • Assist with the creation of statistical analysis plans
  • Contribute to the interpretation and publication of research results

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Statistics
  • Experience in statistical programming within a medical research environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of SAS software
  • Understanding of data management principles and regulatory requirements for clinical trials and medical research
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong focus on quality and timely delivery of work
  • Experience in working collaboratively in a team with researchers and other statisticians
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level problem solving, analytical, and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to see the big picture, whilst still maintaining a focus on detail and implementation
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
  • Strong focus on quality of work

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so apply now!

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

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