Research Fellow in Health

Randwick, Australia
07 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 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 Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. It is responsible for the coordination of national surveillance programs, population health and epidemiological research, clinical and behavioural research and clinical trials. Research projects are conducted in partnership with communities most affected by epidemics.

About the role

  • $101,524K-$119,683K plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term for 1 year
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The position works across the Public Health Interventions Research Group (PHIRG) and Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program to develop and implement research projects in relation to blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). Research projects include operations and epidemiological research, involving descriptive, statistical and evaluation analyses. A focus is on work with populations at high risk of BBVs and STIs, in particular people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The position will also assist with the development of new systems for monitoring blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections in Australia.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A PhD in epidemiology, public health or a similar field
  • Demonstrated experience in the surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs focused on BBVs, STIs and other infectious diseases; including with populations such as culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Demonstrated research experience and the ability to undertake independent research projects.
  • Strong skills in data management and statistical analysis with good attention to detail.
  • A successful record of scientific writing for peer-reviewed journals and/or writing of reports for non-expert stakeholders
  • Strong demonstrated capacity and willingness to contribute to applications for competitive research funding.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

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.


Ms Liza Doyle, International Training and Development Manager


T: (61 2) 9385 0900

Applications close: 26 November 2017