Research Associate

  • Company:
    University of New South Wales
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Scientific

The Kirby InstituteUNSW MedicineREF#501451 Opportunity to work in a world leading research instituteFull time (35 hrs/week) fixed term for 2 yearsLevel A: $78K-104K plus 17% superannuation and leave loadingThe Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. The HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program is a well-established program within the Kirby Institute. The program conducts a range of research focusing on the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and other STIs, and in the natural history of HIV infection.The HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program is seeking to hire a Research Associate who will be responsible for the management and conduct of qualitative data collection and analysis processes for research undertaken within the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program. The role is primarily focused on two NHMRC-funded projects: The RISE study, which is investigating experiences of HIV clinical care and community-based support among people recently diagnosed with HIV infection; and a project assessing the impact of community-based interventions on methamphetamine-using gay and bisexual men, including trans men.Skills and Experience:Postgraduate qualification (PhD or equivalent) in a social-science discipline (such as sociology or anthropology) or other relevant discipline such as public health, health promotion, or cultural studies.Experience undertaking high-quality qualitative or ethnographic research.Experience in management and analysis of qualitative data, including experience using NVivo or similar software product.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with academics from other disciplines and communicate findings to policymakers and other stakeholders.Experience in preparing publications for peer-reviewed journals.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and proven capacity to meet deadlines.Evidence of research activity in at least one of the Kirby Institute’s strategic priority areas.Capacity to work on research project/s involving people living with HIV (PLHIV) and gay and bisexual men (including trans men), and sensitivity to current health issues relevant to these groups, including the prevention and treatment of HIV, sexually transmissible infections, and blood-borne viruses). Your application should include a CV, Cover Letter and a document that addresses the Skills and Experience listed within the position description.Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact officer listed.Contact: Garrett PrestageE: [email protected] close: 11:55PM, 29th March 2021