Senior Research Fellow - ASPREE Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Australia

Senior Research Fellow - ASPREE


Job No.: 590140


Location: The Alfred Centre - 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne


Employment Type: Full-time


Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment


Remuneration: $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be part of the NIH supported ASPREE study

  • Outstanding opportunity in health data analysis

  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions


This position provides a unique opportunity to pursue a career in high impact epidemiology & biostatistics. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. Monash is a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.


The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow to join a dynamic team at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. This position is newly created and has become available as more data from the NIH/NHMRC funded ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study has become available. The purpose of the position is to help ensure that the ASPREE study data is used most effectively to delay the onset of chronic disease and disability in ageing Australians. ASPREE has become a major part of the international research infrastructure available for the study of healthy ageing and will play a major role in improving care in this age group. The Senior Research Fellow will play a major role by ensuring high-level expertise is brought to the analysis, publication and presentation of data from the study and its dissemination to relevant audiences.


About you

You are a highly motivated person and want to work with like-minded individuals, the ASPREE team was named the highest motivated team at Monash University and are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team who will be a positive addition to an already fantastic culture. Most importantly, you care about helping people and are excited to help play an important part of something of paramount Importance in improving health in ageing Australians.


The prospect of working in the CBD fringe appeals to you. You are only a tram away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD but are still surrounded by banks, shops and of course good coffee.


You will have a doctoral qualification in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related discipline and have had substantial involvement in the analysis of health-related datasets including a strong record of publications, conference papers and reports in the relevant discipline area and you will be familiar with the NHMRC Australian Code for the responsible conduct of research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.


Your Role

Your role will involve you designing analytical approaches, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator to answer key questions arising from ASPREE data, develop drafts of grant applications and papers for publications relevant to the ASPREE dataset, develop and maintain strong links with all ASPREE partners and the conduct of research and the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research and the promotion of research links with outside bodies. It will facilitate research into issues such as the impact of genomics, inflammation, resilience and lifestyle on health in the ageing. This data is coming available at a time when Australia has no greater health challenge than that of its rapidly expanding older population. The need to extend the time elderly people remain self-sufficient is amongst the highest medical research priorities. ASPREE is fundamental to this research effort but needs high-level expertise to extract, analyse and publish relevant data to achieve its goals.


Preparedness to present research data at local and international meetings may be required after year 1.

The successful applicant will possess a doctoral qualification in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related discipline.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


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John McNeil, Professor of Epidemiology, +61 3 9903 0565


Position Description

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Closing Date

Monday 6 May 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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