Health Statistician

Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Brisb, Australia

Job posting number: #7079826 (Ref:cj_74325)

Posted: June 14, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Opportunity


  • ​​​​​​Use your skills to develop and apply statistical methodology
  • Contribute to solutions for real-world problems in the health domain
  • Join CSIRO Health and Biosecurity and make a difference!


CSIRO Health and Biosecurity is seeking a 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.


In this diverse role, you will solve varied and challenging real world scientific problems through the development and application of statistical modelling. By developing and applying statistical methodology, you will contribute to solving problems in the health domain. You will drive evidence-based health care by contributing to theories, statistical tools and techniques for health data analytics projects.


The scientific problems that arise in Health Systems Analytics are varied and challenging, requiring 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. 


Please note we are recruiting two positions, one senior research scientist and one research scientist. The senior research scientist is also currently advertised.

Your duties will include:

  • 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.
  • Developing methodology and/or adapting existing methods in novel and creative ways to meet the group's research objectives.
  • Utilising various analytic and statistical methodologies to evaluate, select, interpret and validate data.
  • Recording study results and interpret the findings in terms of their scientific significance.


Location: Herston, Brisbane, QLD

Salary: AU$100k - AU$108k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 74325

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 relevant 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.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member 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

11 July 2021, 11:00pm AEST

We’re working hard to build a safe and welcoming culture where people can bring their whole selves to work. Valuing and enabling difference empowers our people, unlocking their potential to innovate and shape the future for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today. We're the people that stay awake solving the world’s big questions. This is true of our science and of our people. Our mission is to create benefit for Australia through impactful science and innovation but we know that that's not possible without an inclusive and diverse culture. We're working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

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