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Data Analyst

Apply now Job No:513143
Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 05 ($70,796.58 - $78,852.96)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: Herston

School of Public Health

The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

The School’s strategy is centered on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. Our MPH is the only accredited program in the Australasia and S.E. Asia region (APHEA and ASPHER) and one of the few to offer a dual MD/MPH degree.  More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.

Our research and engagement strategy is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. Our major research and engagement themes are:  health promotion; climate change and environmental health; mental health; blood borne viruses; women’s health; and, health systems.

About This Opportunity

Opportunity for an experienced Data Analyst to support the extraction and analysis of de-identified primary care health services’ electronic patient management data for the ATLAS sexual health surveillance network. 

This Network is a sentinel surveillance system established to monitor sexually transmissible infections (STI) and blood borne virus (BBV) testing, diagnosis and management data, principally with Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services.  ATLAS also supports related sexual health research projects being led from UQ and other approved institutions and is a driver of sexual health continuous quality improvement and other research activities in Indigenous primary health care nation-wide. 

The data analyst position will play a key role in the maintenance, testing and improvement of the ATLAS data pipeline, and will also contribute to the development, implementation and outcomes of data cleaning and analysis. 

For a full list of duties and responsibilities please refer to the position description below. 

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an experienced data analyst with a degree in an information technology, health information management or a relevant scientific discipline. The successful appointee will be able to demonstrate substantial experience working in data manipulation and analysis using SQL, and skills in data cleaning, manipulation, analysis and visualisation using R programming.

In addition, the appointee must also be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience: 

  • Demonstrated high level organisational ability and initiative including evidence of being effective in work planning, research and prioritising to meet deadlines, often with competing demands in a complex team environment.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Experience in the Tidyverse, regex-based text searching and R Shiny is ideal.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE), fixed term position for 12 months at HEW level 5. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $79,200 - $86,827 plus super of up to 17%. 

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File PD Data Analyst_513143


To discuss this role please contact Professor James Ward, on email: 

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Key selection criteria
  • Resume

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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