Director, Kirby Institute

Sydney, Australia
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Kirby Institute is a world-renowned research institute committed to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 initially in response to the HIV epidemic, the Kirby contributes today to knowledge, therapies and strategies related to a broad range of diseases. Located in the heart of UNSW Sydney’s main campus the Institute serves as a hub for major collaborative programs across several countries in the Asia Pacific region, advising governments on public health and clinical policy, working to increase access to essential medicines and informing international treatment guidelines.

The Institute is now seeking to appoint its next Director to continue the legacy and outstanding work of the late UNSW Scientia Professor and inaugural Director of the Institute, Professor David Cooper. We are seeking an inspirational leader of international standing who has a track record of enabling significant translational changes in health and medical research leading to demonstrated advances in prevention, treatment and health outcomes. The next Director will be critical to ensure the success and further development of one of the world’s premier infectious disease institutes. S/he will be an outstanding scientist with exceptional leadership and advocacy skills, necessary to provide direction in the development and execution of the Institute’s research programs.

To Apply:  Visit and enter reference 3668. Your application should include a CV, cover letter and responses to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description.

For further information, or for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Dr Patrick Marland at or on +61 2 8354 4007.  Deadline for applications: Sunday 05th August at midnight AEST.

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