Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Public Health

Randwick, Australia
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society

UNSW Medicine

  • 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. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.

About the role

  • Level A or B $73K - $121K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 1 year with an option to extend
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

Australia’s leading institute for the study of the clinical, epidemiological and social aspects of HIV and sexually transmissible infections is recruiting an academic position perfect for an early career researcher. Come join the diverse and dynamic teams of the Sexual Health Program and the Surveillance, Evaluation & Research Program.

Sexual health, evaluation and surveillance-based research all require diverse perspectives and so this role is open to those from different academic backgrounds. Although some understanding of HIV, sexually transmissible infections and public health is desirable, of most importance here is a sense of drive, the ability to problem solve, and an ambition to improve our understanding of health and behaviour.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications in public health, epidemiology, psychology, biostatistics or a similar relevant field (Level A)
  • Postgraduate qualifications (PhD or equivalent) public health, epidemiology, psychology, biostatistics or a similar relevant field (Level B)
  • Demonstrated experience working with, analysing and managing datasets (Level A)
  • Demonstrated experience working with large datasets (Level B)

This is a one-year position with an option to extend. The ideal candidate will be prepared to hit-the-ground-running with analysing large quantitative datasets and, if relevant, some qualitative data as well. For more information on the kinds of research that these programs undertake, please visit or contact Denton Callander for more information. 

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.


Denton Callander, Research Fellow, Sexual Health Program


T: (61 2) 9385 9958

Applications close: 15 March 2018