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Multiple Roles - Trainee Biostatistician, NSW Ministry of Health (Close Sunday 28 April 2024)

  • 8 Apr 2024 5:20 PM
    Message # 13340185

    About this role
    The NSW Biostatistics Training Program is a 3-year workplace-based training program which offers a supervised learning experience for people who are committed to a career in biostatistics. Trainee Biostatisticians also complete a Master of Biostatistics degree through the University of Sydney.

    Traineeships commence in August 2024. More information on the NSW Biostatistics Training Program is available at

    Remuneration: Crown Clerk Grade 7/8, starting salary from $106,025 - $117,363 p.a. (plus superannuation and annual leave loading)
    Hours per week: 35
    Location: St Leonards

    For more information, please read the full Role Description.

    Where you'll be working
    Trainees undertake supervised work placements in a range of locations within the NSW health system, including the NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Health Services, and NSW Health pillars.

    What you'll be doing 
    Trainees gain experience in biostatistics through supervised work placements in a range of locations within the NSW health system and complete a Master of Biostatistics degree part-time through the University of Sydney. Trainees help build the biostatistical capacity and capability of the NSW health system.

    About you 
    We are seeking motivated and committed individuals with: 

    • An honours degree majoring in statistics, or an equivalent qualification with a substantial statistics component (for example psychology, mathematics or science)
    • An aptitude for advanced mathematical work
    • High-level knowledge of statistical concepts and methods
    • Extensive experience in the use of statistical software packages
    • Evidence of your qualification and right to work in Australia must be included in your application
    • A growth mindset, and commitment to continuous learning and personal development

    How to apply
    At the Ministry of Health, we want you to make the most of the opportunities you’ll get to grow your skills and your career, surrounded by authentic, smart people and leaders.

    To be considered for an interview, your application must include the following attachments:

    1. a response to the three targeted questions (no more than 2 pages in total)
    2. an up to date resume/CV (no more than 5 pages)
    3. a full academic transcript for your qualification(s) which includes details of units undertaken and grades obtained
    4. evidence of your right to work in Australia for the duration of the traineeship (e.g. Australian or New Zealand passport or Australian birth certificate, citizenship certificate, or permanent residency visa). You must provide this even if you were born in Australia and/or you are a current NSW Health employee

    If your application does not include all of these attachments, you will not be considered for interview.

    Target Questions (response to be no more than 2 pages in total)

    1. Describe your experience of using statistical software packages to manipulate and analyse data sets, including any experience you have of working with health data.
    2. Provide an example of a project that you have been involved in where you were required to perform a significant amount of data analysis. This could be a project with a large data set, or one where the analysis was complex. Include the project background, your role in the project, how you went about refining the research questions and determining the most appropriate statistical methods. Outline the conclusions from the data analysis in layperson’s terms.
    3. Provide an example of a challenging stakeholder you have worked with, which required you to consult, negotiate, or adapt your approach to achieve an outcome. Please include the background, reasoning, and outcome.

    Answers to most questions about Trainee Biostatistician roles and the NSW Biostatistics Training Program can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page at

    Please review this information first, and if you have a query that is not addressed by our FAQs page please email, quoting REQ478342, and a member of our team will respond.

    If you do require any adjustments to the recruitment process during the recruitment process, please contact Frankie De Luca on

    Closing Date: Sunday 28 April 2024

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