Research Fellow, Health Economics

Sydney, Australia
AU$108,000 per annum + Super
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 30 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Great opportunity to join the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics in a pivotal role
  • Located at Camperdown Campus within the School of Public Health
  • Full time fixed term for 12 months with possibility of extension offering a base salary of $108K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Health Economics Research Fellow will work within the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. The Centre has multiple research themes and you would apply your expertise in health economics across a range of projects and health program evaluations within these themes.

The role is positioned to provide input into the design of clinical trials and program evaluations, undertake different types of economic evaluation, and apply principles of implementation science to translate research outcomes to policy and practice. There is scope to extend the role into areas which are fields of expertise of the incumbent.

You will be able to analyse clinical trial and patient data using specialist statistical and economic modelling software, and will have a track record of preparing high quality written reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and research grant applications.

There will be the opportunity for you to engage with government and non-government organisations in relation to research and thought leadership, and to contribute to national capacity building in health economics.

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 Health Economics Research Fellow who has:

  • a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline such as health economics, biostatistics, economics, epidemiology, pharmacy, engineering or a similar field
  • demonstrated health economic modelling skills using TreeAGE and Excel
  • familiarity with undertaking statistical analyses of large databases of health-related data, including linked administrative data (e.g. Medicare, hospital datasets)
  • a proven ability to design and undertake quantitative data collection and analysis
  • excellent analytic, written, and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • a demonstrated record of leadership and substantial contribution to peer reviewed publications in high quality journals
  • a demonstrated ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications and reports.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

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Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Sunday 30 May 2021

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.

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