Mathematical Biologist

  • Leading edge research towards eradication of malaria
  • Exciting opportunity in a growing research team
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options


About the Clinical Tropical Medicine Laboratory:

The Clinical Tropical Medicine Laboratory (CTM) leads clinical trials using experimental infection of human volunteers. The primary focus of these studies is to accelerate drug and vaccine development to prevent, treat and eliminate malaria. This system provides unrivalled opportunities to develop mathematical models and research tools in applied translational research to eliminate malaria.


Role Purpose / Responsibilities :

  • Initiate and provide mathematical biology collaboration with researchers within CTM and for its partners and clients. This role includes:
  • development of mathematical biology resources, methods and models
  • design and analysis of mathematical biology components of clinical trials
  • delivery of training courses in methods and practice of mathematical biology.
  • Write technical and regulatory reports for mathematical biology components and models of studies conducted by CTM and prepare manuscripts for publication based on these studies and methodology initiatives.
  • Perform duties as an independent, innovative mathematical biologist, with limited direction as to work priorities.
  • Manage and lead mathematical and statistical colleagues.
  • Assist in the supervision of postgraduate researchers within CTM.


About you:

The following are essential;

  • PhD or equivalent in mathematical biology, statistics, data science.
  • Sound knowledge of mathematical biology techniques and procedures applicable to medical research.
  • Extensive experience and strong track record in mathematical biology including demonstrated record in collaborative research
  • A growing record in peer-reviewed publications and securing grant support.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas: biostatistics, laboratory based studies, clinical trials, biology of infectious diseases, population modelling or simulation modelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate a small group of quantitative colleagues (=5 years of experience). Good written, problem solving and oral communication skills, including ability to motivate and communicate mathematical biology concepts to scientists and clinicians.
The following are desirable;
  • Ability to work effectively and independently with minimal direction in multi-disciplinary teams as well as autonomously.
  • Knowledge of malaria biology or other infectious diseases.
  • Well established organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and coordinate tasks across multiple projects to meet competing deadlines.
  • Previous experience in clinical, public health or epidemiology research settings.
  • Familiarity with the Australian code for the responsible conduct of research.

What we offer:
  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment

Salary range is between $90,878 to $107,817 per annum and will be commensurate on experience and qualifications. This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years.

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Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

18 August 2019
Contact Peter O'Rourke on +61 7 3845 3579 or peter.orourke@qimrberghofer.edu.au