First listed on: 24 April 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistics (ACEMS)
Faculty of Science/School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

A fantastic opportunity exists for a driven, early career researcher to contribute to developing UTS’ research in the field of statistics. Under the direct supervision of Distinguished Professors Louise Ryan and Matt Wand, your role will be funded through Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

Both Professors are internationally recognised leaders in statistics and both members of the Australian Academy of Science. Professor Wand’s interests are in statistical methods and computational statistics, while Professor Ryan’s are more grounded in health applications. With mentoring from Professors Ryan and Wand, you will be encouraged and supported to develop and pursue your own individual research agenda.

To succeed you will bring to this role:

  • Doctoral qualifications in Statistics or a related field
  • Previous experience in conducting research in Statistics/Biostatistics
  • Familiarity with the R computing environment.
  • Broad knowledge of statistical design and analysis. 
  • Knowledge of the characteristics of reflective, academic writing.
  • Track record of peer reviewed publications.

You will also have high level interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with all levels within the university and research sector.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $97,273AUD to $115,486AUD pa Level B
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for three years.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC108203, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. 

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC108203.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date: Thursday 17th May December 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

UTS is widely acknowledged as a leader in promoting gender equity and social justice. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, UTS is a current participant in the SAGE pilot program, the Australian trial of the Athena Swan gender equity accreditation program. We welcome applications from women, particularly for senior and non-traditional roles.



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