First listed on: 28 July 2021

Senior Health Statistician


The Opportunity

  • Use your expertise to play a lead role in developing & applying statistical methodology
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to solve real-world problems in the health domain
  • Join CSIRO Health and Biosecurity and make a difference!

CSIRO Health and Biosecurity is seeking an experienced Senior Health Statistician to join the Health Systems Analytics group - a growing team contributing towards significant research goals and delivering impact on national and international health policy. This group is part of the Australian eHealth Research Centre, CSIRO’s Digital Health Research program, and conducts high impact research in the domains of Health Intelligence and Health Implementation Science.

You will take a lead role in developing and applying statistical methodology to solve problems in the health domain. Working with a range of stakeholders, you will contribute statistical expertise to multiple projects in healthcare to inform and improve health system productivity and efficiency, predictive modelling, inform operational and clinical effectiveness, risk stratification and provide explainable clinical decision support. 

The scientific problems that arise in Health Systems Analytics are varied and challenging and require strong mathematical and statistical grounding. As the successful candidate, you will be enthusiastic about making a hands-on contribution to solving research challenges and will have established expertise in the development and application of statistical modelling for solving real world problems.

Your duties will include:

  • Incorporating innovative approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Advising hospitals and health services on areas where performance and efficiencies could be achieved using statistical approaches.
  • Acting as a trusted advisor, utilising knowledge of the clients' business and understanding of their underlying needs. 
  • Proposing, developing, applying and employing innovative theories, statistical tools and techniques for health data analytics projects in predictive modelling, clinical decision support, improving and informing productivity, safety and quality, and driving evidence-based healthcare.
  • Utilising various analytic and statistical methodologies to evaluate, select, interpret and validate data.

Location: Parkville, Melbourne VIC
Salary: AU$115k - AU$135k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 74221

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as statistics or applied mathematics coupled with extensive postdoctoral or industrial experience.
  • A history of solving real world scientific problems in the health domain.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with programming languages/packages, such as R and Python, including the ability to programme new analyses, clean and structure data, and develop and validate appropriate models.
  • Experience in developing collaborative research proposals for internal and/or external funding programs.
  • A history of developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships, together with excellent communication skills and the ability to publish results and present to a range of audiences.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member or leader of a multi-disciplinary, geographically dispersed research team, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.
  • A history of undertaking original, creative and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and statistical solutions to scientific research problems.
  • A publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports, grant applications or inventorship on patent applications.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people from diverse backgrounds and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Thursday, 26th August 2021, 11:00 pm AEST

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