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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Biometry

The role: Applications are invited from individuals with a record of high quality teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate biometry courses to actively contribute to the development of course content and to undertake teaching, research and engagement activities.
The appointee will contribute substantially to national and international research and supervise research students, establish a research program and obtain external grant funding independently and collaboratively with research teams within the School.

The person: You will possess qualifications in a relevant area of biometrics, such as theoretical or applied statistics in areas relevant to agriculture and food sciences.

You should also have a desire to develop a highly-productive research career aligned with the School’s research themes, the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams, outstanding communication and engagement skills, and the ability to work effectively in teaching teams and actively contribute to the curriculum.

Remuneration: This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Level B or C.
The remuneration for Academic Level B will be in the range $92,142 – $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $107,807 – $128,020 p.a.).
The remuneration for Academic Level C will be in the range $112,874 – $130,150 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $132,063 – $152,276 p.a.)

Enquiries: To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Victor Galea, telephone +61-7-5460-1282 or email
To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Applications close: 31 January 2018

Job no: 501366
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Pranab K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professorship

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC- CH) is seeking to recruit an aspiring international scholar in statistical science for the Pranab K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Biostatistics.  The position is for the fall semester beginning August 2018 for a period up to five months, or for summer 2018 up to three months. Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries as defined by the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics and Operations Research and in consort with the dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Preference will also be given to applicants who provide a plan of proposed research and UNC-CH faculty sponsor name. The visiting faculty, who will come from an area of statistical science, broadly defined, including bioinformatics, will come to UNC-CH to conduct research, possibly teach, and interact with faculty, students, and the university community. The major benefit will be an intensive interaction of the visitor’s strong methodology background with applications to interdisciplinary research underway at UNC-CH. The visiting professorship, at the assistant, associate or full professor level, offers salary support commensurate with the rank.

Financial support for other expenses such as travel is negotiable. Ideally, the visiting scholar will return to his or her home country for at least one year upon completing the appointment to further expand the reach of interdisciplinary work begun in Chapel Hill. Applicants should hold a PhD in statistics or biostatistics or have commensurate educational background.

To apply, upload your CV, cover letter, and research statement in the application at Candidates must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive via email to Vera Bennett ( The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.