Senior Health Economist

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Adelaide, Australia
Nov 10, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 08, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(HEO7) $86,382 to $96,659 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position available for 12 months with possibility for further extension

Nationally and internationally recognised Health Technology Assessment agency

The Senior Health Economist is based at Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA), a nationally and internationally renowned research centre within the School of Public Health, in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. AHTA conduct primary and secondary research to support best practice in the evaluation of health interventions, and hold large contracts with the Australian Government Department of Health.

Working under limited supervision, as the Senior Health Economist you will have responsibility for conducting economic evaluations of medical services. This can involve the production of clinical pathways in the assessment protocol, as well as the development of economic models and cost-effectiveness evaluations to complement a systematic literature review undertaken to determine the clinical effectiveness of the medical service. In this role, you will also critically appraise industry submissions to the Australian Government Department of Health to assess cost-effectiveness and projected financial impact in the Australian health system.

To be successful you will need

  • Experience with the development and/or critique of economic evaluations and economic models.
  • Capability with decision analytic models, Markov models or more complex economic models constructed in TreeAge, Data Pro or Excel software.
  • Familiarity with the methods of health technology assessment and understanding of evidence-based medicine.
  • Experience with the critical appraisal of trials and studies.
  • Familiarity with the health system and delivery of health services in Australia, particularly the listing and prescribing of medical services and pharmaceuticals.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: public health practitioners; medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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Applications close 11:55 pm, 8 December 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Adelaide Health Technology Assessment Team (AHTA)
School of Public Health

P: +61 (8) 8313 6503

For application related queries, please contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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