Postgraduate PhD Scholarship in Epidemiology/Biostatistics

The Kirby Institute

Closing date: 23rd May 2014

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified PhD candidates to assist with analyses related to a large data linkage study to investigate morbidity and mortality among people infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This population-based linkage study will evaluate the surveillance of hospitalizations, hepatocellular carcinoma and mortality among people diagnosed with HCV and HBV in New South Wales. Join our friendly professional team where you will have the opportunity to contribute to world-leading studies in the epidemiology of HBV and HCV.

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 these aspects of other blood borne viruses and in particular hepatitis C. It works in collaboration with other research institutions throughout Australia.

Stipend Level: Tax-free stipend of A$25,392K per annum with opportunity for a A$10,000K top-up if external funding is obtained (e.g. Australian Postgraduate Award).

This is a fixed term position for 3 years.

Applicants should hold an honours/masters degree in a discipline relevant to epidemiology, biostatistics or public health, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new skills and acquire knowledge. They must also satisfy the University of New South Wales requirements for PhD enrolment (

Applications should include a cover letter outlining reasons for interest in the project, a Curriculum Vitae, transcripts and contact details of 3 referees and should be sent to Dr. Jason Grebely by email at

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