Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics

Sydney, Australia
21 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Role:

We are seeking a talented Level C or Level D Senior Research Fellow for a research only position to conduct original research into health technology assessment in Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE). This includes undertaking competitive academic grant research, and research for government and non-government organisations. In this role you will generate original research ideas, produce high quality journal articles and lead research teams in health technology assessment for Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) evaluations.

About you

You are an academic leader with a track record of success in developing research ideas and leading research teams. You can contribute to external engagement activities including academic conferences, Thought Leadership events, print and social media. You can build technical skills within our health technology assessment team while supervising Masters and PhD students. You can also contribute to developing and implementing the strategic direction of MUCHE.

About Us

In the Faculty of Business and Economics we produce groundbreaking and impactful research, educate future leaders and take pride in an integrated and highly respected curriculum that develops robust skill sets.

We are engaged with those real and complex problems that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) is a University led strategic initiative to undertake research on health, ageing and human services. Our vision is to create a world where decision makers are empowered with applied, trusted and influential research. Our mission is to deliver leading innovative research by operating professionally, collaboratively and sustainably.

MUCHE undertakes research across a broad spectrum of health economics and public health related topics. Our research is funded by competitive academic grants and government and non-government organisations. Our research is used to inform public debate, assist decision-making, and help formulate strategy and policy.

We focus on the power of human collaboration to achieve impactful and engaged research, within and across Australian universities and NHMRC and CRC funded research centres. We also work with world leading universities in the US, Europe and Asia, and government and non-government partners committed to funding independent research on the health economy.

MUCHE provides freedom to explore research opportunities and access to industry and government leaders, to enable team members to expand their horizons and grow their career.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that briefly outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • A PhD in health economics or closely related quantitative / health field from a leading University.
  • Extensive experience in undertaking health technology assessment.
  • Ability to work within collaborative teams towards research objectives.
  • Ability to work independently with high level organisational skills.
  • Has made an independent and original contribution to research with significant impact.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.

Desirable selection criteria:

  • Experience working with government and non-government organisations.

The position will report to the Director of MUCHE, although the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other senior research fellows within MUCHE, and collaboratively with leading academics within Macquarie University and beyond.

Salary Package:

Salary will be subject to qualifications and experience. It will range from Level C, ($124,392 - $143,051) to Level D ($149,391 - $164,321) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. There is also the potential for an additional Staff Loading for candidates with exceptional skills and experience.

Macquarie University offers a range of flexible work practices, generous parental leave, salary packaging and on campus child care facilities.

Appointment Type:

Full-time, Fixed-term for a period of up to 3 years.

Specific Role Enquiries: 

To request a PDF containing further information on MUCHE, or to request additional information regarding the role, please contact

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.