Research Fellow: Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research (CEPHR) – Victoria


CEPHR undertakes research into the use of illicit drugs and associated risks (such as overdose and blood borne virus transmission). CEPHR also undertakes research into sexually transmitted infections in the community and the risk behaviours associated with their transmission.

The Research Fellow will organize and supervise the conduct of interviews with participants in a series of studies involving injecting drug users. The studies, conducted in a variety of sites across Melbourne, involve innovative recruitment strategies and analysis methods that will provide the Research Fellow with significant opportunities for career development. To this end the Research Fellow will manage a team of researchers, write-up project results for publication, and contribute to the design and implementation of new and innovative research projects in the area of alcohol and other drug use in the community. The Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to the development of research directions in other areas of CEPHR and the Burnet Institute more broadly.

The successful applicant will have postgraduate qualifications in epidemiology or public health or a related discipline and experience in analysis of epidemiological data. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience in report writing and preparation of manuscripts are also required. Familiarity with issues related to injecting drug use and related harms is desirable.

Attractive salary packaging arrangements apply. For further information and a position description contact Associate Professor Paul Dietze on (03) 9282 2134, mobile 0409 530 027 or email or visit the Burnet website at

Written applications addressing the selection criteria and a detailed CV including the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to the Human Resources Manager, The Burnet Institute, email:

Applications close 21 April 2008.”