Research Fellow in Public Health

Sydney, Australia
13 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
15 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
  • Location Sydney NSW Australia

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 $73-$98K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 3 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Fellow will conceive of, design, implement and support research projects pertaining to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. As part of this work, this position will lead the optimisation of a new system for undertaking prevention trials relevant to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections in New South Wales. The Research Fellow will help identify, foster and sustain collaborative relationships in support of this work, including in the areas of government, health service, research and community. This role will also be expected to design and support analyses relevant to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections and to contribute to the Kirby Institute’s overall academic culture. This position will work across the Kirby Institute’s Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program and its HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Graduate qualifications in public health, epidemiology or a similar relevant field
  • Experience working with sentinel surveillance of routine health data is required
  • Experience conducting probabilistic linkage of health data is required
  • Knowledge of data extraction via the GRHANITE software is required
  • Knowledge of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses is essential
  • Experience working with Stata is required
  • A track record of academic writing and presenting is essential

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description (see below) in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact:  Professor Rebecca Guy, Surveillance, Evaluation & Research Program 
T: (61 2) 9385 0900

Applications Close: 11:00pm on Sunday 15th July 2018

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