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Research Officer – The Kirby Institute

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Work type: part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

Research Officer – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Part-time (14 hours per week)
  • Duration: Fixed term contract until 31 Dec 2024
  • Remuneration: $96,960 - $103,434 Full-time equivalent (salary will be pro-rata to part-time hours) + 17% Super and Leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid working, work from home and from UNSW Sydney campus)

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

As a Research Officer, you will play a key role in supporting research projects as part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers in sexual health and surveillance, evaluation, and research.

You will provide technical and research assistance to senior research staff in activities associated with various research projects, including the contribution and application of knowledge in the field of disability and adolescent vaccination to the Vax4Health project conducted within the Kirby Institute.

The role reports to the Senior Lecturer and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

  • A university degree in public health or related discipline, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through a combination of education, training, or experience.
  • Specific education/training/experience in qualitative research, participatory methods, adolescent health, sexual health, vaccination, disability inclusion, and/or school-based health promotion programs is an asset.
  • Knowledge of research protocols, experimental design and planning as involved in developing research projects and reporting against milestones.
  • Experience working with a range of computer systems and applications, including NVIVO and Microsoft applications.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal communication skills to initiate and maintain effective stakeholder relationships whilst exercising discretion and confidentiality.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before 21 April at 11:55pm. To be considered for this role, your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant


UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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