The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to
finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class
medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of
legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned
for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Cardiac
Research Institute is working to discover better ways to
diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart
We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Research
Assistant with experience and expertise in biostatistics and
computer science to join the Heart Valve Disease and
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Victor Chang Cardiac
Research Institute. In this role you will be involved in efforts
to better understand pathophysiology and clinical risk
prediction in heart valve disease using state-of-the-art
analysis of echocardiographic images and clinical data.
You will be working on projects that aim to predict disease
progression and optimise valve replacement selection and
timing in patients with heart valve disease.
You will support a dynamic laboratory that has a clinical
focus and links to the Department of Cardiology at St
Tasks will include medical and imaging database construction and
maintenance, data exporting, image deidentification, data
extraction coding, data integration coding and biostatistical
analyses, including running descriptive statistics, comparing
groups, regression modelling and survival analyses. Specific
skills/experience required include experience in working
with large and varied databases, statistical experience as
described and software experience with one or more of the
following: SPSS, R, Stata, Matlab, Python. Coding skills are
The position is full-time funded for 1 year, with the potential for extension.
Are you an accomplished biostatistician or computer
scientist with a passion for machine learning and modelling
research that has direct health impacts?
Are you looking to advance your career in academic research
and/or clinical science/medicine?
Are you passionate about clinical research and keen to
engage with patient-based research that can have direct
Do you have a passion for science and want to work on the
most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular research in
We would like to meet you if you have:
- A Bachelors or Honours degree in Computer Science
- Demonstrated capacity in statistical modelling and
handling of large databases
What we offer:
- Salary packaging
- Bonus superannuation
- State of the art facilities
- Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical
- Collaborative team environment
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great
working environment. We value and are committed to
providing a working environment that embraces diversity
and gender equity and promotes flexible working
arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and
Come and work with us & help make a difference.
For further information about this role, please get in contact with our recruitment team at email@example.com
Please submit a cover letter and a CV for this position.
There is no closing date for these positions. We are reviewing and interviewing as applications are received.