Job description

Role Type: 0.8 or Full-Time hours (6-month contract) with potential for extension

Salary: $98,000 - $106,000 p.a plus superannuation

The Opportunity

We're seeking an experienced Data Scientist to drive data management and harmonisation efforts within the Mental Health in Primary Schools initiative. This pivotal role involves managing, harmonising and analysing data across different time points and cohorts, as well as developing data frameworks and processes for our multi-year evaluation.

About Your New Team

Join our dynamic team at the Policy and Equity Group (Mental Health Research & Policy), collaborating with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Victorian Department of Education. Together, we're spearheading the Mental Health in Primary Schools program, aimed at empowering Victorian primary schools to better support student mental health and wellbeing

Your Responsibilities Include

  • Data management and harmonisation of longitudinal, multi-site datasets, and sub-dataset generation in preparation for analysis
  • Development of a data management plan and protocol for MHiPS, documenting data management processes, ensure standardised procedures for storage of quantitative and qualitative data and data auditing
  • Develop and implement robust data governance frameworks to maintain data integrity, accuracy and confidentiality
  • Assist with statistical analysis plan development and data analysis as required
  • Establish and document processes for data sharing and collaboration with external research partners

What We Need From You

  • Post graduate statistical/data science qualifications (e.g. Biostats, Psychology, Public Health); or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in data management, data cleaning and/or data harmonisation from trials/registries and/or large-scale program evaluation studies, or other relevant industry experience
  • Expertise in data science including data capture and management software such as REDCap and statistical packages such as Stata and R
  • Outstanding efficiency, organisation, and documentation skills

For more information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the to the position description.

Any specific questions related to this position should be directed to Leona Pascoe at leona.pascoe@mcri.edu.au.

What’s in it for you?

  • Maximise your pay through salary packaging including entertainment and novated leases
  • Flexible work arrangements with potential for continuation beyond initial term
  • Opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in child mental health
  • Engaging work environment fostering collaboration and growth
  • Part time or full time hours available
  • We value our employees, which is why we offer a health and wellbeing program including free access to an Employee Assistance Program

Who We Are

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute envisions a transformative future for child health. Our institute is a hub of impactful scientific breakthroughs, particularly in early interventions, enhanced diagnosis, prevention, and potential cures. We thrive on collaborative, multidisciplinary problem-solving to address challenging queries in child health. Committed to inclusivity and respect, we foster a positive working environment that values diverse backgrounds and experiences. As a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability and a dedicated supporter of Science Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), we uphold principles of equal opportunity and diverse representation.

Join Us!

If you believe this role is a good fit for you, please apply by submitting:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria

Ensure these documents are combined into a single PDF file.

We welcome individuals of diverse genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations in our workplace. We actively encourage talented individuals from all walks of life to apply for our job openings. Our commitment lies in fostering a workplace that is barrier-free and inclusive, aiming to attract the most skilled candidates.

For any questions related to the recruitment process, feel free to reach out to our Recruitment team at recruitment@mcri.edu.au. Ensure that you include the position number and job title in the subject line. Please refrain from sharing your application to this email address.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Position Description

Applications close: Friday 19th July AUS Eastern Daylight time

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