Research Fellow, UNSW Medicine

Sydney, Australia
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society UNSW Medicine

  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. 

About the role

  • Level B $103K-$121K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for two years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Fellow will be located in the Public Health Interventions Group to develop and implement qualitative research projects in relation to gender, sexuality and health, adolescent pregnancy, tuberculosis, sexually transmissible infections, and other public health issues. The position will provide support across a number of exciting public health and social science projects in Papua New Guinea, and in Australia amongst Indigenous peoples.

A focus is on work examining the social and cultural determinants of health, and community- and service-based health promotion responses with populations at high risk of public health problems, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people living in communities in the Pacific Asia Region.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in social science, public health or a similar field.
  • Demonstrated experience in social and behavioural qualitative research with a focus on adolescent pregnancy, youth sexual health and sexuality, STIs and tuberculosis, including qualitative studies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, and in communities in the Pacific Asia Region.
  • Demonstrated research experience and the ability to undertake independent research projects.
  • Demonstrated experience of training and mentoring staff in qualitative research methods.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of human ethics research applications in Australia and in the Pacific Asia Region.
  • A successful record of scientific writing for peer-reviewed journals and/or writing of reports for non-expert stakeholders. 

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact:  Dr Stephen Bell, Senior Research Fellow, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, Public Health Interventions Research Group


T: (61 2) 9385 9020

Applications close: 11:00 pm 13th November 2018

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