Research Fellow in Epidemiology

Sydney, Australia
04 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 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, and more recently neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

About the role

  • Level A $73K-$98K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 2 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Fellow will be located in the Public Health Interventions Group to coordinate a NHMRC funded randomized controlled trial (RCT) with the aim of optimizing current strategies for control of soil-transmitted helminths in low/middle income countries. The successful applicant’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate the cluster RCT, and is expected to spend significant periods of time in the country where it will be implemented. The Research Fellow will work with the project’s collaborating organisations and in-country government to ensure the aims and objectives of the project are achieved.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or a similar relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative research with a focus on infectious diseases, including in communities in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Strong skills in data management and quantitative analysis with a statistical analysis package (e.g., SAS, Stata).
  • Ability to write and publish peer-reviewed journal articles and/or reports for non-expert stakeholders
  • Knowledge of infectious disease control programmes, as relevant to low and middle income countries
  • Willingness to spend periods of time in low/middle income countries

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:  Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery, Public Health Interventions Research Group


T: (61 2) 9385 0867

Applications close:  11:00 pm Sunday 22nd July 2018