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Research Associate – The Kirby Institute

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Work type: Full-time, Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Associate Lecturer

Why your role matters

  • Join a supportive and experienced team, and train in new methods to solve challenges
  • Full-time (35 hrs) or part-time considered, 3-year fixed-term contract position
  • $78,890 - $105,185 (min. $98,342 with a PhD) + 17% superannuation

Focus on the mathematical modelling of experimental data on viral dynamics of HIV during treatment and after treatment interruption to better understand HIV latency. This will involve developing familiarity with the HIV literature and the underlying biology, biostatistical analysis, and ODE and stochastic modelling. The Research Associate reports to the Program Head, Infectious Analytic Program, Professor Miles Davenport.

The Organisation

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.  

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.  If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have a PhD or Postgraduate degree in mathematics/physics/statistics or other quantitative discipline, and/or relevant work experience, as well as mathematics, statistics, or computer programming skills relevant to modelling of experimental data. 

To apply:  If joining a world-class team contributing to HIV study is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria nominated in the Position Description.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9065 7058 

Applications close: 11.55pm AEDT, Friday 5th November 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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