Órama Research Associate (Health Economics)

Adelaide, Australia
May 21, 2021
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Jun 18, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary
Fixed-term, part-time (0.4 FTE) available for up to 3 years

Compensation Grade:
Research (Academic) Level A

Salary Range:
$76,955 - $93,259 (FTE)

Reporting to:
Director, Órama Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Under the direction of the Director of Órama, the Research Associate (Health Economics) will work with members to assist in developing partnerships with consumers and people with lived experience that align with research relating to wellbeing and mental health research.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Research Associate in (Health Economics) is accountable for:

  • Informing the health economics aspects of research projects by collaborating with the Chief Investigators to successfully deliver research projects or research grant submission.
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of research by offering new ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data and attending relevant seminars, meetings and conferences.
  • Contributing to the co-ordination, planning and execution of project tasks required to collaborate with industry partners.
  • Contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research, and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.
  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD relevant to Health Economics or significant progress towards completion of a PhD relevant to Health Economics
  • Demonstrated emerging research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver project targets on time.
  • An understanding of contemporary issues related to the health economics of wellbeing and mental health.
  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically review the literature in relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working as a member of a team or under limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across concurrent projects and manage potential conflicting deadlines.

For application enquiries please contact: Professor Tracey Wade

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

18 Jun 2021