Research Fellow, Statistician

Randwick, Australia
15 May 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society
UNSW Medicine

  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

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

  • $103,047-$121,478K plus9.5% superannuation and leave loading (pro rata)
  • Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Full-time

This position will will be responsible for contributing to epidemiological research conducted by the Kirby Institute including undertaking work on an NHMRC funded longitudinal study examining health outcomes and health service utilisation in a cohort of people who inject drugs, sex workers and ‘at risk’ young people. This study makes use of large-scale linked administrative data collections. In addition the Research Fellow will undertake analysis on several large HIV cohort studies. The Research Fellow will undertake data management and statistical analysis and contribute to developing project outputs, reports and peer-reviewed papers.

The Research Fellow will be an independent researcher who will have an interest in increasing their research profile with publications in peer reviewed journals, making applications for competitive funding, and undertaking higher degree student supervision

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Doctoral level qualifications or currently undertaking doctoral level study and/or equivalent experience in statistics, epidemiology or related area.
  • Proven high level research and data analysis experience including use of quantitative methods and programming and longitudinal analysis of large cohorts; experience undertaking record linkage studies is desirable.
  • Proven track record of independent research in a related discipline.
  • Experience in a research environment and with project management including drafting of ethics applications, reporting, data collection.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing peer reviewed publications in journals and conference papers.
  • Demonstrated high level skills in statistics, including use of statistical and programming software packages such as SAS, STATA, or similar.

You should systematically address all the selection criteria in your application.


Dr Bradley Mathers, Senior Research Fellow


T: 02 9385 0900

Applications close: June 14. 2018