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Research Assistant, Research Officer, Senior Research Officer - QIMR Berghofer

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of Cancer, Infection and Inflammation, Mental Health and Neuroscience, and Population Health. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and non-research staff.

About our Research Groups:

The Cancer Aetiology and Prevention, and Gynaecological Cancer Groups focus on reducing the impact of cancer in the population. The groups have access to large national datasets which they use to identify the causes of cancer and improve diagnosis, management, and survival; as well as other projects and datasets. The laboratories are two of 13 laboratories within the Population Health Program, which provides opportunities for collaboration and professional development.

Role Purpose / Responsibilities: 

Applications are invited for epidemiologists / biostatisticians to work on cancer projects within the Population Health Program.

The following duties will apply:

  • Design of epidemiological analyses to address study aims and development of analysis plans in conjunction with the study investigators
  • Data checking, cleaning, management and analysis.
  • Preparation of scientific publications and other outputs, including presentations at internal and external meetings and conferences.
  • Critical appraisal of evidence, including conducting systematic reviews.
  • Actively contributing to the Cancer Aetiology & Prevention Group / Gynaecological Cancers Group and the Population Health Program by attending seminars, meetings and journal clubs.

About you:

  • Masters degree (RA), PhD (RO) or PhD plus several years’ experience (SRO) in epidemiology or the equivalent in public health, health services, medicine, biostatistics, data science or a related field and experience in epidemiology.
  • Excellent data analysis skills and experience with working with health data.
  • Demonstrated high quality coding skills in software packages such as SAS, Stata and/or R and ability to use and interpret the resulting outputs.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and intrapersonal skills with the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.

Remuneration: Salary range will vary depending on which level an offer is made,

  • Research Assistant – base salary between $82,369 p.a. to $95,329 p.a.
  • Research Officer – base salary between $88,849 p.a. to $95,329 p.a.
  • Senior Research Officer – base salary from $100,312 p.a.

These are full-time or part-time (minimum 60%) appointments for 1 year, and all packages include generous superannuation and salary packaging.

For further information:  please contact Professor Penny Webb on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Professor Rachel Neale on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date:  12 February 2024

To submit an application: visit

 All applicants must supply the following documents: Resume and Cover letter addressing the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment
  • Parental Leave Provisions



For more information:
Job Closing Date: 12-02-2024 23:00


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