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 Level A or Level B Research Fellow for a research only position to conduct original research into health technology assessment. This includes undertaking competitive academic grant research, and research for government and non-government organisations. In this role you will conduct systematic literature reviews and economic evaluations and conduct Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) evaluations. You will prepare high quality written reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and research grant applications and industry research proposals.

About you

You are a talented researcher with a track record of success working within teams and preparing high quality research. You can engage with government and non-government organisations in relation to research and thought leadership, and can help develop and teach external health economics training programs. You can analyse clinical trial and patient data using specialist statistical and modelling software.

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:

  • Post graduate studies in health economics (Masters or PhD) from a leading University.
  • Proven experience developing collaborative relationships and working within teams.
  • 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.
  • Experience conducting academic research.

The position will report to the Director of MUCHE, although the successful candidate will also report to several research stream leaders based on the research projects being conducted.

Salary Package:

Salary will be subject to qualifications and experience. It will range from Level A ($71,781 - $96,655) to Level B, ($101,877 - $120,537) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

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