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Senior Research Officer

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in a day
    Published on 11 Jan 2021
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  • Job no: 31311
  • Categories: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Senior Research Officer, Biostatistics
  • Fixed term, 24-months
  • 0.8 EFT (60.8 hours per fortnight)
  • Alfred Health/ Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Research Groups/ Department of Neuroscience, Central Clinical School Monash University
  • Staff benefits

The Department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience, in strong partnership with the Alfred Health Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Psychiatry, has 17 different research groups and over 140 staff and students. We do basic and clinical neuroscience research and research training relevant to a broad range of neurological and related disciplines, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory conditions, neuroophthalmology, headache and pain, neuroimaging, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, dementing disorders, neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain tumours, stroke and traumatic brain injury/spinal cord injury.

Multiple sclerosis and Neuroimmunology research is conducted by four vibraint groups in the Department of Neuroscience under the leadership of Prof Helmut Butzkueven, A/Prof Anneke van der Walt, Dr Vilija Jokubaitis and Dr Mastura Monif.   Although independent, the group leaders work closely together and co-supervise students and projects that focus on basic neurobiology, genetics and epigenetics, clinical translation of biomarkers, digital technology, real-world data and outcomes as well as neuroimaging. 

The Role

The Multiple Sclerosis and NeuroImmunology research groups are seeking a part-time Senior Research Officer in Biostatistics. The Senior Research Officer (Biostatistics) will be an expert in biostatistics and provide high quality statistical support across the MS and Neuroimmunology research groups. This includes overseeing and undertaking statistical analysis, supporting and teaching students and conducting quality assurance work. The incumbent will be exposed to a range of exciting projects, from large international database analyses to small hypothesis driven investigator initiated clinical trials and observational studies.  The Senior Research Officer (Biostatistics) will be expected to support the research outcomes of projects by assisting with and supporting statistical analysis, preparation of reports, manuscripts, grant applications and presentations where relevant. 

The position will be embedded in the vibrant MS and Neuroimmunology research teams that includes postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, Masters students, Honours students, Medical trainees and Nurses. In addition, the appointee will work closely with the Alfred MS and Neuroimmunology Team. The Research Officer/ Biostatistics will work independently but closely with another expert biostatician in the department.   The role is quite varied and will provide the opportunity to learn new skills, and contribute to important multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunological research studies. Development of a specific research interest and program will be supported.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in statistics or mathematics
  • High level statistical/mathematical skills
  • Previous experience in biostatistics, including statistical planning, data analyses, data interpretation
  • Previous experience in clinical biomedical science projects
  • Proficient in statistical software packages such as R, Stata and others. Adept at learning new systems
  • Previous experience in supporting students, teaching
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build professional relationships
  • Ability to interpret and translate statistical analyses


The role is quite varied and will provide the opportunity to learn new skills, and contribute to important multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunological research studies. Development of a specific research interest and program will be supported.

Other benefits:

  • Salary Packaging

​​​​​Applications close 11pm on 21 January 2021

All enquiries to A/Prof Anneke van der Walt on 0404708880

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closes in a day - 22 Jan 2021
  • Published on 11 Jan 2021, 11:28 PM