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Injury Epidemiologist


Reference: 3805994

  • 1 year full time or a maximum term of 2 years part time depending on FTE
  • Injury Division

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 an Epidemiologist to join the Injury Division. This is an exciting opportunity for a person keen on developing a career in the field of public health, biostatistics and/or injury epidemiology. The role offers a prospect of working on a range of projects in collaboration with some of the world's leading injury researchers, epidemiologists and academic partners.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Prepare derived datasets for analyses with SAS
  • Program and validate statistical analyses in SAS
  • Perform complex statistical analyses
  • Prepare and deliver interim and final reports
  • Contribute to the interpretation and publication of research results, and contribute to preparation of or lead manuscripts
  • Provide epidemiological and statistical support for other projects in the injury division

Desired Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Postgraduate (honours, masters or PhD) qualifications in Epidemiology or Biostatistics
  • 2 years of experience analysing health or medical research data
  • Excellent working knowledge of SAS software
  • Understanding of data management principles in health and medical research, such as in clinical trials or linked administrative health data
  • Experience in applying statistical models such as generalized linear models, survival analyses and mixed models
  • Experience in working collaboratively in a team with researchers and/or other statisticians
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements in health (privacy and data governance)
  • Well organized with good time management skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high level of proficiency in English


  • Experience or interest in developing a career in injury epidemiology

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

Please note that this opportunity can either be 1 year full time or a maximum term of 2 years part time depending on FTE

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.

Applications Close: 29 Oct 2017