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Research Associate - The Kirby Institute

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Research Associate

The Kirby Institute

UNSW, Medicine


  • World class research facilities
  • Full-time (35 hours per week) 12-month fixed term contract to begin January 2022
  • $99,325 - $106,237 to be pro-rated

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The Sexual Health Program (SHP) works to develop and conduct clinical and public health research on sexualities, sexual health and sexually transmissible infections across a variety of populations. Key populations include gay men, people living with HIV, young people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, Indigenous people, prisoners and travellers.

Reporting to the Dr Allison Carter, Senior Lecturer, the Research Associate is responsible for supporting the expansion of a national health surveillance network called ACCESS (, which monitors blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections across Australia.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, epidemiology, biostatistics) or a relevant Master’s degree with substantial relevant experience in sexual health, evaluation and surveillance based research and/or relevant work experience.
  • Highly developed data analysis skills and experience in use of quantitative software packages, including demonstrated experience working with, analysing and managing large datasets.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise novel research questions in areas relevant to public health or health services research, and to develop these into research outputs
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated research coordination skills including the preparation and execution of studies activities, from protocol development to data collection and analysis.
  • Previous experience in HIV, sexually transmissible infections and public health is desirable.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proven ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external.

How to apply

Please click Apply now to submit your application online. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Please provide a cover letter addressing your interest in the role and a separate document addressing the key requirements of the role listed in the position description here.

Applications will close on Thursday 9 December at 11.55 pm  

Contact - Applications sent to the contact listed below will not be accepted

Allison Carter, Lecturer


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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