The Kirby Institute is the major research body in Australia with responsibility for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS.  It is also responsible for research into the clinical and epidemiological aspects of other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.

About the role

  • $90K-$113K plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Project Officer will be responsible for the development of mathematical models of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and other blood borne viruses in Australia. The position will be shared across the Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program and the Biostatistics and Database Program at the Kirby Institute. The position holder will develop mathematical models and perform data analysis to estimate disease burden and to assess the impact of public health interventions for control and prevention. This research will be done in consultation with relevant stakeholders including community organizations and national and International health and aid agencies.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Highly developed mathematical and computer programming skills preferably with experience with mathematical modelling of infectious diseases.
  • Demonstrated experience with data management and performing statistical analyses
  • At the higher level more extensive research output is required.
  • Tertiary qualification in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, epidemiology or a similar quantitative field. At the higher level postgraduate degree is required.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Associate Professor David Regan, Biostatistics and Databases Program


T: (61 2) 9385 0860

Applications close: 6 October 2017

To apply click the linked page here.