Health Policy Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
$101,932 to $138,453 pa (Level B/C)
09 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty/School/Unit: The Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation (CHERE),

UTS Business School

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

About the role

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is seeking to appoint a research fellow with policy analysis skills and experience. This Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow will work across CHERE’s research programs in health care financing and funding; and aged care. The successful applicant will be able to work in teams and independently to collate and summarise relevant documents, analyse health policy, and interpret policy implications of research findings.

The Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow will report to the Deputy Director and leader of the policy evaluation program. In this role, you will support the Deputy Director and other senior staff in documenting policy developments within Australia, reviewing developments in other relevant countries, and critically appraising new policy proposals. You will identify and summarise available information and data that is relevant to any issue or topic.

About us

CHERE is part of the UTS Business School and is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in health economics. Our areas of expertise include economic evaluation and health technology assessment, applied econometrics, discrete choice experiments, health outcome measurement and policy evaluation.

About you

To be successful in applying for this role at Level B, you will have:

  • Ability to identify, summarise and appraise appropriate policy developments from countries other than Australia
  • Experience and skills in accurately synthesising and critically appraising literature in health economics, applied economics and/or policy
  • Ability to contribute peer reviewed publications, reports, and research applications
  • Ability to produce high quality reports using word processing packages and PowerPoint
  • A post-graduate degree qualification in economics, health economics, health services research, public health, social sciences or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of the Australian health and aged care systems and the current policy context (desirable)
  • Experience in the analysis of policy proposals, particularly the financial and economic aspects (desirable)

To be successful in applying for this role at Level C, you will also have:

  • A PhD in health economics or other social sciences field
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, conduct and report research independently
  • Track record in peer reviewed publications

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $101,932 to $138,453 pa (Level B/C)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

Whilst as Australia’s premier city, Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 2 years.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC110152, please  review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria – click apply to be taken to the UTS website. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC110152.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Monday 12th November 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.