7 February, 2023

Research Officer – Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Identified Role – The Kirby Institute

Research Officer – Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Identified Role – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)
  • Duration: Fixed term contract until 31 Dec 2025
  • Remuneration: $91,472 – $97,579 + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)

About UNSW:

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:

The Research Officer is an identified role, as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander. This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

As a Research Officer, you will coordinate and contribute to innovative projects to reduce sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Research Officer reports to the head of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

  • Experience in project management in Aboriginal health, or postgraduate qualifications in public health, or equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training, volunteering and/or experience related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, public health or primary health care settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, ideally with organisations with alignment to the program (i.e. peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait representative bodies, Aboriginal Medical Services/Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisations etc).
  • Experience in public health for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health and/or sexually transmissible infections.
  • 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 Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Demonstrated experience using STATA or similar software will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal communication skills to initiate and maintain effective stakeholder relationships whilst exercising discretion and confidentiality.

If you don’t meet all requirements for this position but are open to learn and passionate about supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities, we would encourage you to apply.

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 the 28th February at 11:55pm. 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

E: j.cutler@unsw.edu.au

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.  UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

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.