Senior Research Officer / Research Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$91,644 - $108,979 (prorated at 0.60 FTE) + 17%
18 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time fixed term until January 2024 at Camperdown Campus
  • Excellent opportunity as Research Officer/Senior Research Officer Infectious Diseases -Population Health
  • Base Salary $91,644 - $ 108,979 (prorated at 0.60 FTE) + 17% - salary will be negotiated relevant to skills and experience

About the opportunity

Founded in 1930, Sydney School of Public Health is Australia's first and leading school of public health. Each day, our researchers and graduates are tackling global health challenges and striving to improve equity in communities locally and around the world.

This is a unique opportunity for a Research Officer/Senior Research Officer to contribute to important research focusing on improving Immunisation levels across the Asia-Pacific region and designing methods to improve disease surveillance, emergency responses and immunisation programs in these regions.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Investigator to develop research project plans and assist in developmentt of research objectives.
  • provide deep technical knowledge and project management support to the Chief Investigator and collaborate with academic and research professionals to support the group research
  • actively lead and contribute to research activities, designing research protocols, undertaking critical aspects of research work including formation of analysis and key findings
  • ensure accurate collation of research data, draw insights and analyse, report information from the research undertaken
  • facilitate effective communication and good working relationships amongst key stakeholder groups and team members

About you

  • two to five years of experience in research in the field of infectious diseases and epidemiology.
  • experience/background in immunisation, global health or emergency response to public health would be highly desirable
  • competency in mixed methods research, applied epidemiology, and statistical software such as STATA and/or R studio is desirable
  • project management experience in a research environment
  • demonstrated experience working across multidisciplinary teams and ability to build effective relations with colleagues and clients
  • scientific writing experience, able to facilitate, review and write for journals and grant applications
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • have a Master of Public Health or equivalent degree (epidemiology, biostatistics, etc.) Candidates close to completing their PhD in the relevant field are encouraged to apply.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

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.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Saturday 03 December 2022 11:59 PM

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