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Senior Research Fellow

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow


Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program

The Kirby Institute

UNSW Medicine

Ref# 498151


  • Opportunity to work in Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program
  • Leading global research institute for HIV & infectious diseases
  • Level C: $130K-149K Plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed term, full time for 3 years


An opportunity exists for a Senior Research Fellow to work in the Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program (IVPP) at The Kirby Institute at UNSW. The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. IVPP is predominantly a laboratory-based group which conducts research focussed on viral immune-pathogenesis especially with regards HIV and Human Papilloma Virus with particular interests in: T cell and innate immune responses to infection both in peripheral blood and in affected tissues. 

As a Senior Research Fellow you will have responsibility to design, develop, lead and produce high quality independent research in the area of immunopathogenesis and treatment of infectious diseases especially in virally driven cancers, you will have opportunity to lead studies in the area of host factor determinants of outcome of infection as well as other relevant areas of infectious disease. Other responsibilities will include promoting research collaborations nationally and internationally, supervision of research fellows, research assistants, and higher degree students, preparing grant applications and manuscripts and presenting at conferences.  

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • PhD in clinical immunology or related field with substantial post-doctoral experience
  • Proven experience and performance in research in the field of human viral immunopathogenesis research especially with regards immunoregulation and cancer outcomes
  • Strong understanding of immunopathogenic mechanisms especially in the context of human immune responses
  • Extensive experience in the design and implementation of laboratory based correlative studies in the context of clinical studies
  • Demonstrated experience in leading high-quality research in clinical human research, including track record (as Chief Investigator) of obtaining competitive or contract research funding
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as team.

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.

Download File Senior Research Fellow - Level C.pdf

Contact:  Tony Kelleher, Director Kirby Institute


T: (61 2) 9385 0894

Applications close: 11PM 19th November 2019

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