University of New South Wales

Data Scientist - The Kirby Institute

Job description

Job no: 510136
Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Information Technology, Research Administration support, Clinical/Medical Research

Why your role matters

  • $112,154 - $126,366 + 17% super + annual leave loading
  • Full-time (35 hrs week), 2-year fixed term contract
  • Hybrid/flexible work arrangements

Provide high level data management support to the infectious disease point-of-care testing programs including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 Point of care (POC) Testing Program, other POC testing programs and related research. Working closely with the program researchers, you will actively engage with stakeholders to support and strengthen data management processes and procedures for program monitoring, evaluation and reporting and implementation research activities.

The Organisation

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have a degree in data science/health information management or public health, as well as the following skills and experience: -

  • Recent experience working as a senior data scientist/manager working with confidential/sensitivity health data as part of research or program implementation
  • Experience with data analysis/ data cleaning using software such as STATA, SAS or SQL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables produced and ideally having contributed to academic publications
  • Ability to influence senior management and stakeholders as appropriate to ensure successful outcomes
  • Sound influencing and consultation skills and proven ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders, ideally including experience working with primary care health services
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands
  • Experience developing and managing dashboards in Tableau highly desirable
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

To apply: If contributing to improved healthcare is of interest to you, please submit your CV, and Cover Letter responding to Skills and Experience nominated in the Position Description via the APPLY button.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to UNSW benefits including:

  • Flexible working
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development
  • Progressive HR practices
  • Discounts and entitlements


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: + 61 2 9065 7058

Applications close: 11.55pm, Thursday 4th August 2022

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 14 Jul 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 04 Aug 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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