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Biostatistician/Epidemiologist
 
  • An opportunity to work with general practice, MBS and PBS data
  • Get involved in interesting program evaluation and analysis work using SAS
  • Full time, maximum term contract until 30 June 2021

Our mission

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, we help 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.

http://www.nps.org.au

Who we’re looking for

We believe it's important to be excellent at what we do and to recognise the skills and experience we bring. Our people are passionate about our mission and are invested in our values, so you should be too. We believe that cultural fit is essential to success. These are our values, and they influence how we work together and how we reward our people:

  • Courage - we have the courage to think and do things differently for a better future.
  • Customer centricity - we meet the needs of our customers by listening, responding to feedback and adding value.
  • Collaboration - we seek connections, share learnings and help each other succeed.
  • Integrity - we are ethical, honest, transparent and open-minded.
  • Accountability - we do what we say we will do.

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of statistical and epidemiological methods for the evaluation of NPS MedicineWise programs. This will include designing and conducting epidemiological projects, drug utilisation surveillance and pharmaco-vigilance reporting. Furthermore, you will develop and apply appropriate pharmaco-epidemiological methods, exploring and analysing the use of medicines and medical tests recorded in PBS, MBS and MedicineInsight datasets.
It’s an opportunity to collaborate with a diverse, cross functional team to add value and find out how medicines are prescribed more accurately.

What you will need

  • Masters or PhD in Biostatistics
  • Ability to use SAS and Excel
  • Experience using time series analysis and ARIMA to analyse data
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Australian citizen willing to undergo baseline security check
  • Understanding of Australian health care system

Desirable

  • Experience with PBS and MBS data

What we offer

  • Salary packaging
  • WorkLife Balance days (available after an initial qualifying period)
  • Extra leave during Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Training and Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Workplace banking program 
  • Employee assistance program

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:

http://www.nps.org.au/careers

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: Suzanne Blogg on (02) 8217 8769 for more information.

No agencies please.

You must be eligible to work in Australia. If you are successful for this role, you will be required to conduct pre-employment checks, including a Criminal History Check.

Job Ref: DA000154
Submitted: 24-09-2018
 


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