Research Associate - Centre for Social Research in Health

Kensington, Australia
$71,000 - $95,000
19 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s 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 Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) is a multidisciplinary Centre located within UNSW Arts and Social Sciences. The Centre undertakes a broad-based dynamic program of research on contemporary national and international social policy and health issues, but with a particular focus on drug use, sexuality and HIV.

About the role

  • $71K-$95K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term until 31 December 2019
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

A researcher will be appointed to work with a team of investigators on a new NHMRC-funded study examining stimulant drug use in gay men’s sexual practices. The project will apply concepts and theories from the social sciences to develop new and sophisticated understandings about the role of stimulant drugs in facilitating sexual identity formation and community belonging for gay men. The research will require engagement with material which contains personal and explicit descriptions of sex and drug-using practices. For more information about the project please visit CSRH project website link. The researcher will be responsible for the coordination of research activities, conducting in-person interviews, managing data, analyzing data, and writing a range of outputs with reference to relevant theoretical constructs.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a postgraduate degree by research in cultural studies, the humanities or the social sciences
  • Demonstrate capacity to approach research questions, and engage with research data, in a careful and creative manner
  • Have experience co-coordinating research projects, including data collection and data management, with proficiency with qualitative data analysis, including using NVivo or equivalent software
  • Have experience conducting qualitative research interviews about issues of sexuality and drug use which contain personal or explicit material
  • Have a demonstrated ability to manage relationships with a range of community groups and stakeholders
  • Possess a publication record demonstrating authorship

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.


Joanne Bryant, Senior Research Fellow


T: (61 2) 9385 6438

Applications close: 30th April 2017

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