The Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales has a part-time (0.6 FTE), 12 month fixed term contract, which will begin in January 2022.  Salary is $99,325pa -$106,237pa 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 work of the HPV Vaccination Partnership titled ‘Identifying and addressing gaps in Australia’s adolescent HPV vaccination program.’ The Research Associate will manage the implementation of a participatory research project to identify barriers and facilitators of HPV vaccine uptake in adolescents with disability, and co-design and implement multi-component interventions in special schools.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, epidemiology, social science) or a relevant Master’s degree with substantial relevant experience in HPV vaccination, design or evaluation of public health interventions, and/or relevant work experience
  • Excellent track record of research in a related discipline, which has resulted in peer-reviewed publications
  • Highly developed data analysis skills and experience in use of qualitative software packages
  • 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 research coordination skills including the preparation and execution of studies activities, from protocol development to data collection and analysis
  • Interest or experience in HPV vaccination, adolescents with disability, qualitative research, and/or community-based research would be well regarded
  • 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 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.

Applications will close on Monday, 13 December 2021 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.