Research Fellow in Health

Sydney, Australia
25 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 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 have a background in the design and evaluation of public health interventions. The post is based in the Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Programme (SERP) in the Kirby Institute, but working in close collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Gadjah Mada and Sebelas Maret in Indonesia.

The Research Fellow will undertake research and help manage the project that aims to inform, design and evaluate a multi-faceted intervention to reduce inappropriate dispensing of antibiotics by private drug sellers (PDS) in Indonesia. Specific objectives of the project are to: (i) understand the context in which PDS operate and the factors influencing their antibiotic dispensing practices; (ii) determine the proportion of consumer visits to PDS for common clinical conditions in which antibiotics are dispensed without a prescription; (iii) design and evaluate the effect and cost-effectiveness of a multi-faceted intervention to reduce inappropriate antibiotic dispensing.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, health economics, social science, epidemiology, biostatistics) or a relevant Master’s degree with substantial relevant experience in design or evaluation of public health interventions
  • Demonstrated experience in managing data collection and analysis using STATA or similar software
  • Excellent management skills suitable for the coordination of an international research team and ensuring a high standard of work is delivered on time
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in Indonesian (written and spoken) would be highly regarded
  • Experience working in low and middle income countries would be highly regarded 

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 Virginia Wiseman, Surveillance, Evaluation & Research Program


T: (61 2) 9385 0900

Applications close:  11:00pm 22nd of August 2018

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