Research Associate in Medicine

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
$70,000 - $93,000
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia‚Äôs leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

The Kirby Institute is the major research body in Australia with responsibility for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS.  It is also responsible for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections, in particular Viral Hepatitis.

About the role

  • $70K-$93K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 1 year
  • Full-time

The position holder is responsible for application and research on the development of mathematical models of Hepatitis B and C, and other blood borne viruses in Australia. Working in the Surveillance, Evaluation and Research program, the position holder will perform data analysis, develop models, and produce software packages to estimate disease burden and assess the impact of public health policy.  This research will be done in consultation with Australian health agencies and community organisations.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Excellent mathematical and computer programming skills and experience with data management and performing statistical analyses.
  • Understanding of infectious disease epidemiology in vulnerable populations, particularly people who inject drugs and prison populations with demonstrated independent research experience in HIV, Hepatitis B and C, or other infectious disease epidemiology.
  • Postgraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, epidemiology or a similar field.

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 directly to the contact listed.


Dr Richard Gray, Senior Lecturer


T: (61 2) 9385 0925

Applications close: 6 December 2016