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Duty Statement Position Details Position Title: Statistical Analyst for Melanoma Research Department/School/Faculty: Melanoma Research & Biostatistics/Central Clinical School Position Classification: HEO 7 Primary Function: To provide high level data extraction and analysis of information contained within the Melanoma Research Database, in order to support research projects conducted by investigators and collaborators within the University and the Melanoma Institute Australia. Position Scope *Reports to: Head, Melanoma Research and Biostatistics *Supervises: Casual staff when required Level: 5 Where applicable Estimated number of staff in this unit: 30 Estimated number of students serviced by this unit: 10 Estimated turnover / research budget for this unit: $2 Million Estimated financial budget this role is responsible for: $0 Primary Internal Contacts / Stakeholders: Professor of Melanoma & Surgical Oncology & Director, MIA A/Professor Melanoma & Skin Oncology & Deputy Director, MIA Head, MIA Research Committee; Other members of Melanoma Research and Biostatistics Group University Researchers / Collaborators Consultant Surgeons, MIA General Manager, MIA Primary External Contacts / Stakeholders: Employees of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital External Suppliers International Collaborators National Collaborators Equal employment opportunity is University policy Remuneration Strategy HEO1 – 9 Duty Statement 2008_11_11 Selection Criteria The selection criteria must be consistent with the duties of the job listed overleaf. These criteria are to be used for the advertisement, for short listing, in the interview process and for short-term appointments on nomination. Essential (important factors which are required to do the job) Skills/techniques: Demonstrated medical knowledge, particularly in the area of melanoma Familiarity with computerised office techniques including e-mail, internet and standard packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Endnote Demonstrated expertise in analysis using SPSS Demonstrated expertise in SQL programming Strong analytical and research skills Working knowledge of databases and data retrieval techniques Communicating effectively with a wide range of personnel from the University, Health Services, Government and Private organisations Proven experience in Access database development and management Excellent planning and organisational skills Ability to work to deadlines in a busy office environment; ability to work independently and as part of a team Willingness to travel between sites and be flexible with working hours Experience: Experience working in a clinical research environment Experience in drafting data management documentation Finding analytical solutions to complex research questions Knowledge of NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct and other relevant regulatory guidelines Experience in preparation of information for scientific/medical publication & presentation Training/qualifications (or equivalent experience): Qualifications in statistics or relevant discipline, and/or Qualifications in medicine and/or science, one of which must be at degree level Experience in working in relevant clinical field or equivalent experience Desirable (additional factors which are useful to do the job) Skills/techniques: Awareness of the use of advanced statistical techniques, including multivariate analyses Knowledge and experience in a range of statistical software Participation in preparation of journal articles for peer review publication Experience: Experience in preparing conference abstracts, posters and presentations Training/qualifications (or equivalent experience): Postgraduate qualifications in biostatistics, or equivalent clinical research area Other: Commitment to the development of the Melanoma Research and Biostatistics Group Willingness to embrace professional development opportunities and further training in statistics Equal employment opportunity is University policy Remuneration Strategy HEO1 – 9 Duty Statement 2008_11_11 Work Performed The duties and responsibilities of this position are numbered in order of importance. They include the major accountabilities of the position and the frequency that each task is generally performed. (eg on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, or as required) 1. Development of data analysis plans and the preparation of datasets for statistical analysis Frequency: Daily _______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Develop data quality assurance procedures for the Melanoma Research database and other melanoma related projects Frequency: Daily _______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Provide analytical and statistical support for melanoma research projects within the University, Melanoma Institute Australia and for other collaborators Frequency: Daily _______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Initiate, develop new and review existing data quality assurance procedures for the Melanoma Research and Biostatistics Group Frequency: As required _______________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Communicate effectively with clinicians, database and other research personnel about data analysis and related melanoma research projects Frequency: As required _______________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Finding Analytical solutions to complex clinical research questions in the melanoma field Frequency: As required _______________________________________________________________________________________ The Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action responsibilities specific to this position are as follows: Knowledge of EEO principles Signature I confirm that this Duty Statement reflects the inherent requirements and true priorities of this position. Only relevant skills and experience have been specified as essential or desirable. Head of Department/Unit: Name: __________________________________ Signature: _____________________ Date: __________________________________ Equal employment opportunity is University policy Remuneration Strategy HEO1 – 9 Duty Statement 2008_11_11
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