Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Closing date: 7 December 2017

Location: Parkville, Victoria

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences wishes to appoint up to twelve new academic positions within its School of Agriculture and Food. One of these positions is for a biostatistician to work within the Veterinary Epidemiology @ Melbourne ( group.

The biostatistician position involves:

(1) Applying multidisciplinary statistical/biostatistical design, modelling and analysis skills to assist with statistical/biostatistical analyses carried out in the Faculty;

(2) Determining appropriate analysis methods, identifying problems, and developing and implementing solutions to complex statistical problems;

(3) Training, mentoring, and support for Faculty research for higher degree students;

(4) Conducting and/or leading technical projects and/or major phases of technical projects;

(5) Providing technical direction and coordinating the efforts of staff and research for higher degree students to deliver assigned projects within time and budget constraints;

(6) Preparing technical sections of research proposals and managing proposals and/or major sections of large proposals; and

(7) Participating in scientific conferences, peer review panels, and increasing Faculty visibility through publications.

Interested candidates should submit a 1-2 page Expression of Interest cover letter setting out their discipline, academic strengths and proposed appointment level, along with a full academic CV by 7 December 2017. The CV should include a summary of research accomplishments and future career objectives and a brief summary of teaching philosophy.

The level of appointment will be based on the candidate’s academic level of achievement, qualifications, and experience.

For more information on the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences visit or The University of Melbourne at For further details on the Faculty’s research priorities and enquiries regarding the selection process, contact Erica Loring, Project Officer at (please do not send applications to this contact).
For details see:

Mark Stevenson

Vet Epi @ Melbourne | MVPH-EAD course website | Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia

T: +61 3 9035 4114 | E:

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre for Diagnostic Test Validation Science