Professor, Biostatistics (Re-advertised)

at University of Melbourne

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

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University of Melbourne has been a centre of learning for over 160 years, and has an international reputation and tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

Salary: $187,654 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in Biostatistics for an exciting new joint appointment between 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.

About the role

You will be the Director of a new Biostatistics Research Hub, which will provide a focal point for biostatistics research, and related interdisciplinary collaboration, research training and teaching in the two faculties. In particular, you will be expected to make significant contributions in research, with an emphasis on the development of modern statistical methods relevant to health and biomedical research, and contribute to teaching excellence of undergraduate and graduate course offerings in biostatistics. You will also contribute to the strengthening of multi-disciplinary research that relies on expert biostatistical collaboration. There will be exciting opportunities to collaborate with biostatisticians located at the Biostatistics Research Hub as well as other 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.

To be the ideal candidate for this position, you will:

  • have an established or rapidly emerging international reputation in biostatistics, with a strong research profile and demonstrable capacity for leadership in research, training and collaboration
  • have a substantial track record of success in significant research grants and income as well as in attracting and supervising research students.

Your experience and ability to lead and establish productive collaborations within biostatistics and with other disciplines in health and biomedical research is essential for this role.


The University is a vibrant campus; whether it's lunchtime music events or free public lectures, there is always something to attract your interest. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Close date: 15 Nov 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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