Traineeships are awarded through a competitive merit selection process. Successful applicants are offered temporary full-time employment as a Trainee Biostatistician for a three-year period.
Trainee Biostatisticians are temporary full-time employees of the NSW Ministry of Health, appointed under Section 43 (1) (b) of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. Appointments are renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance.
Trainee Biostatisticians are employed at Crown Clerk Grade 7/8. Trainee Biostatisticians usually commence on the lowest salary rate and receive a salary increase upon the satisfactory completion of each year of employment. No review of salary can be undertaken once a Trainee Biostatistician has commenced duty.
In order to be eligible for a traineeship, applicants are required to have successfully completed an honours degree majoring in statistics, or an equivalent qualification, have an aptitude for advanced mathematical work, a high-level knowledge of statistical concepts and methods, and extensive experience in the use of statistical software packages.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate competence in a number of capabilities outlined in the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework including displaying resilience and courage, effective communication, ability to work collaboratively, influencing and negotiation, delivering results, and thinking and problem solving, and must hold a work visa that gives them permission to work in Australia for the duration of the traineeship.