Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine
University of Sydney, Central Clinical School

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine


  • Undertake research into tuberculosis epidemiology and clinical trials
  • Located at Central Clinical School, Camperdown Campus, with periodic travel to Vietnam.
  • Full time fixed term for 24 months, base salary Level B $102K - $121K p.a plus superannuation


About the opportunity 

 The University  of  Sydney  is  seeking  a  highly-motivated  Postdoctoral  Fellow  to  undertake  research  into  the tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology and  interventions  to  improve  TB  control  in  high  and  low-prevalence  settings.  This position will be based at the Central Clinical School  in  the  University  of  Sydney.  It will  involve  implementing  collaborative  studies  in  Australia  and  internationally,  including  Vietnam.  It will also involve  opportunities to supervise research students. Research areas will  include:  

  • prevention of tuberculosis  (including  multidrug  resistant-TB) 
  • active case-finding  to  identify  people  with  TB  in endemic settings
  • antimicrobial resistance in resource-limited settings
  • TB relapse  and  mortality
  • use of  digital  technologies  to  improve  the  control  of TB. 

Research methods will include:  epidemiological  studies, clinical  trials, systematic  reviews  and  meta-analysis, health  economic  analysis and implementation research.


About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine who has:


  • a PhD in epidemiology, clinical trials methods, or related fields.
  • demonstrated skills in epidemiology and  statistical  analysis
  • Implementing clinical and/or  public  health  research  relating  to  tuberculosis,  or  other  relevant  diseases
  • must have a strong  publication  record  according  to  opportunity  and  excellent  communication skills.

Only candidates who have received their PhD within the last 60 months will be considered


Experience  of  working  in  a  cross-cultural  setting,  and/or  in  a  low-middle  income  country,  will  be  an  advantage. 


About us

Associate Professor Greg Fox leads a research group in Australia and Vietnam which is developing evidence  to strengthen TB control and improve lung health globally. His team of over 30 researchers in Vietnam is implementing large multi-centre studies addressing the challenges of drug-resistant tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance and chronic lung disease.


The Central Clinical School is the largest of the Faculty of Medicine and Health’s Clinical Schools, with the largest number of academic and clinical academic staff of any clinical school. 

Central Clinical School is affiliated with many basic and clinical research units, with a wide variety of opportunities for graduate students to join in the on-going research programs.


Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.


We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.


The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.


Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Associate Professor Greg Fox on + 61 2 9036 3121 or


For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Melanie Leshetz on 02 8627 1220 or


Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details. Job Reference No. 1172/0618F



To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Police Check


Closing date: 11.30pm 23 July 2018


The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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