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Epidemiologist MedicineInsight
  • Work on multiple and complex projects
  • Develop novel methods to address emerging health policy and practice problems
  • Full time role
  • Full time

About the opportunity – based in Sydney

MedicineInsight is a landmark program that aims to improve understanding of how health information is used in Australian general practice. The program achieves this by collecting longitudinal, real world and de-identified clinical information from GP desktop systems across Australia. MedicineInsight analyses data collected from practices and provides this information back to practices as part of a whole of practice quality improvement intervention. In an exciting growth period, MedicineInsight is starting to develop a number of data products for uses outside of quality improvement activities. 

An exciting opportunity exists for an Epidemiologist or Biostatistician to join our growing MedicineInsight team. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of methods for the analysis of complex data for multiple projects within tight timeframes.

You will need to meet contract deliverables as well as emerging business opportunities and address complex and technical problems with data quality. Knowledge and experience in big data (health) and with other statistical analytics software and Pharmaco-epidemiology qualifications is a plus!

About you

  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications (eg epidemiology, biostatistics, data science, public health,)
  • Excellent understanding of pharmaco-epidemiological and bio-statistical analysis methods 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient using SAS analytical software
  • Experience in the analysis and interpretation of large complex health datasets
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Ability to independently solve problems and manage personal work priorities
  • Confident presentation skills and ability to present complex information in a concise and meaningful manner
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication
  • High level computer literacy.

About the benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Additional leave benefits
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee assistance program

About NPS MedicineWise

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise helps people make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes.

We provide consumers and health professionals with practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Our vision is to be an innovative change leader, trusted for our objective, collaborative and evidence-based approach to medicines and other medical choices.

Help make Australia more medicinewise.

For a full position description which outlines the specific role requirements and to see why NPS MedicineWise is such a great place to work, please visit:

Please submit a cover letter with your application, addressing the essential and desirable criteria. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Contact: Freddy Sitas on (02) 8217 8703 for more information. Queries about the role and applications will be reviewed in the new year.

No agencies please.

Australian citizens/ Permanent residents only.

Job Ref: DA000096
Submitted: 14-07-2017

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