Applied Statistician/Econometrician

Whizdom Recruitment

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Update day: 27-09-2023

Location: Canberra

Category: Environment / Waste Services


Job type: Full Time

Salary: $72k ~ $101k

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Our client, a large Federal Govt department requires a skilled Applied Statistician/Econometrician with at least three years’ R programming experience to work in a biosecurity system modelling team delivering analytics.

The statistician will work with the Department’s research partner – Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA), fellow statisticians and data analysts, and policy/operational stakeholders to develop and implement existing and emerging biosecurity system modeling approaches to contribute to the national evidence-based policy making process, including the area of strategic resource allocation. The work involves modeling conditional probabilities of the approach, entry, establishment and spread of pests and diseases in Australia, and agricultural and environmental impacts.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding and improving existing biosecurity pathway models, resource allocation and expenditure models and pest impact models. This work may include integrating model uncertainty, embedding a geospatial dimension in Bayesian Network models, pest/disease spread and impact modelling.
  • Leading standalone projects on biosecurity-related statistical questions around experimental design, statistical power and analysis approaches.
  • Communicating modeling techniques and results, to a wide range of audiences.
  • Contributing to team efforts around best-practice data collection, quality control and documentation.

Location and Contract Term:
The role is based in Canberra with an estimated start date of 1 May 2022 to 30 June 2023. There are two extension periods of up to 12 months.

Security Requirements:
Applicants must be complete be Australian Citizens and have the ability to obtain a Baseline Clearance.

How to apply:
Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you will be required to complete a selection criterion to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates.

Call Kym 0480 002 463 or email for any further information.

Applications close Tuesday 5 April 2022.

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Deadline: 11-11-2023

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