Professor / Associate Professor in Biostatistics
University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health


Job no: 0043741

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 17% superannuation


Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science


  • Salary $148,744 - $163,871 p.a. (Level D) or $191,595 p.a. (Level E), plus 17% superannuation
  • Exciting opportunity to provide leadership in the University of Melbourne’s Biostatistics Research Hub
  • Full-time, continuing position with level of appointment commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience of the successful appointee

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences) and the School of Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science) at The University of Melbourne seek jointly to appoint a Professor or Associate Professor who will provide leadership within the Biostatistics Research Hub. This Hub provides a focal point for biostatistics research, and related interdisciplinary collaboration, research training and teaching within the University.


In this position you will drive innovative methodological research, with an emphasis on the development of modern statistical methods relevant to health and biomedical research. This methodological research has great potential to translate to changes in clinical practice; and cross-disciplinary collaboration presents a powerful opportunity to lead successful major funding bids (e.g. Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)).


You will also contribute to teaching excellence in biostatistics at all levels and the strengthening of multi-disciplinary research that relies on expert biostatistical collaboration. You will provide leadership to the early and mid-career biostatisticians located at the Biostatistics Research Hub and enhance collaboration with Statistics and Mathematical and Computational Biology research groups affiliated with the Hub and the numerous health and biomedical researchers based at the University and University-affiliated hospitals and institutes.


This role is located in the beautiful Parkville campus, just north of the CBD in Melbourne – Australia’s cultural capital, acclaimed as one of the world’s most liveable cities. The benefits of working at the University are many and varied; to view them visit


The University of Melbourne has been a centre of learning for over 160 years, and is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Melbourne's outstanding performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the world's top universities.


Come and join us!


Please note: the close date has been extended. Existing applicants will be considered and new applicants are encouraged to apply.


Position Description

Advertised: 05 Jun 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 21 Jul 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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