Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tuberculosis

AU$98,645 per annum + 17% Super
Tuesday, 30 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 December 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Two full-time fixed-term positions available until December 2023
  • Utilise your experience implementing clinical or public health research pertaining to tuberculosis
  • Base salary is a $98,645 package, including 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Central Clinical School is the largest of the Faculty of Medicine and Health's Clinical Schools, with the largest number of academic and clinical academic staff of any clinical school. Central Clinical School is affiliated with many basic and clinical research units, with a wide variety of opportunities for graduate students to join in the on-going research programs. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence has supported two Postdoctoral Fellowships to work with Professor Gregory Fox at the University of Sydney.

The University of Sydney is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to undertake research into the tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology and interventions to improve TB control in high and low-prevalence settings. This position will be based at the Central Clinical School in the University of Sydney. It will involve implementing collaborative studies in Australia and internationally, including Vietnam. It will also involve opportunities to supervise research students.

Research areas will include:

  • prevention of tuberculosis (including drug-susceptible and multidrug resistant-TB)
  • active case-finding to identify people with TB in endemic settings
  • antimicrobial resistance in resource-limited settings
  • use of digital technologies to improve the control of TB
  • evidence synthesis for global TB guidelines.

Research methods will include epidemiological studies, clinical trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis (including individual patient data meta-analysis), health economic analysis and implementation research. This person will be expected to supervise students in these domains of research.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • a PhD in epidemiology, applied biostatistics, clinical trials methods, or related fields
  • demonstratable skills in epidemiology and statistical analysis, as well as implementing clinical and/or public health research relating to tuberculosis
  • experience conducting research relating to tuberculosis case-finding and/or tuberculosis diagnostics
  • a strong publication record, according to opportunity, and excellent communication experience analysing complex datasets using SAS, STATA or R
  • the ability to work independently, as well as a part of teams
  • experience implementing clinical and/or public health research relating to tuberculosis in resource-limited settings will be an advantage.

Please note that only candidates who have received their PhD within the last 12 months, or who will complete their PhD by March 2022, will be considered for this position.

Closing date for applications

11.59 pm, Friday 31 December 2021

Please be advised that this position will be advertised throughout the University of Sydney's shutdown period. The University will re-open on 10 January 2022, and we will respond to enquiries upon our return.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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