Epidemiologist

Location
Randwick, Australia
Posted
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Ref
61769
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The Kirby Institute

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

  • $91K-$99K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term (12 months) subject to renewal
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Surveillance Evaluation and Research Program (SERP) monitors the pattern of transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, specific sexually transmissible infections in Australia, assesses past and expected epidemic trends, and evaluates the epidemiological impact of public health intervention strategies and programs.

The position holder is responsible for the coordination of national HIV surveillance, including data management, production of national surveillance reports on blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections, and conduct of related epidemiological analysis. The Epidemiologist will also be responsible for conducting descriptive, statistical and evaluation analyses and writing scientific papers. In undertaking this role, the position will liaise extensively with state/territory and national departments of health and relevant peak community organisations.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant degree in epidemiology, public health or a similar field
  • Demonstrated research experience and the ability to undertake independent research projects
  • Previous experience in the evaluation of BBV or STI public health programs
  • Previous experience in preparing statistical data for publication
  • High-level data management and analysis skills
  • A successful record of scientific writing for peer-reviewed journals and/or writing of reports for non-expert stakeholders

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.

Contact:

Dr Skye McGregor

E: Smcgregor@kirby.unsw.edu.au

T: (61 2) 9385 0900

Applications close: 29 April 2018