Health Economics Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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  is seeking to appoint a research fellow with health economics research skills and experience. The Health Economist Research Fellow will have a joint appointment with the Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT). Working collaboratively across both teams, the Health Economics Research Fellow will undertake independent research on health economic measures in palliative care, commissioned work and perform critical appraisal of palliative care interventions.

The Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow will report to the Centre Director. In this role, you will undertake independent research using a range of different health economics methods and data sets.  You will be expected to work on both commissioned projects and investigator initiated competitive grants. The role will include evaluating clinical interventions in palliative care at a level that could inform applications to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) or Medicare Benefits Advisory Committee as appropriate.

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 this role you will have:

  • Experience in the conduct of clinical trials and/or palliative care
  • Ability to contribute peer reviewed publications, reports, and research applications
  • Experience in economic evaluation and health technology assessment, or related research
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with other collaborators of various health disciplines to develop new study design and achieve current project outcomes
  • Ability to publish in high quality journals
  • A post-graduate degree in economics, health economics, health services research, statistics, public health, epidemiology, pharmacy or equivalent
  • Experience in writing grant applications, tenders and reports

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $101,932 to $116,641 pa (Level B)

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 IRC108650, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria – click apply to be taken to the relevant page on 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 IRC108650.

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.