Research Officer in Health

Randwick, Australia
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2018
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 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.

About the role

  • $90-97K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  •  Fixed Term (12 months)
  •  Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Officer will be responsible for coordinating long-term social and public health research projects, with a particular focus on young Indigenous people in Australia. Specifically, the Research Officer will be working on one HIV/STI prevention research project in New South Wales, and two research projects in the Northern Territory (the MOST study; STRIVEplus). Research projects include (but are not limited to) social and behavioural research, surveys and surveillance of health status and needs, and evaluation of the acceptability, sustainability and impact of interventions.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Develop and implement work plans, project protocols, standard operating procedures and other research related administrative functions to ensure that research projects are conducted in accordance with the study protocol and project milestones are met
  • Prepare and organise ethics approvals from concerned Human Research Ethics Committees, submit annual reports and amendments when required
  • Ensure appropriate processes are in place for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data, ensuring that data quality objectives are met, including resolving data queries with participating sites and services
  • Participate in the design, implementation, management and conduct of primary research and literature reviews associated with research projects
  • Lead comprehensive and complex analyses of research and surveillance data using Nvivo, Stata and R statistical package, and Tableau data visualisation software, as and when required

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.


Dr Stephen Bell, Senior Research Fellow


T: (61 2) 9385 0900

Applications close: 24 January 2018

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