Research Fellow in Health Economics

Brisbane, Australia
13 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Griffith Health is one of the largest and most diverse single academic Health faculties in the Australian University sector. The Health Group consists of eight schools (Allied Health Sciences, Applied Psychology, Dentistry and Oral Health, Human Services and Social Work, Medicine, Medical Science, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy) and provides an extensive array of high quality and innovative education programs ranging from the enabling biomedical and social health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Currently over 10,000 students and more than 700 staff work within the Health Group, as well as a network clinical training sites and practitioners who collaborate in our research and teaching.

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) was established in 2008, within the School of Medicine, and is based at the Nathan campus. The Centre currently employs 25 staff on contract research projects, fellowships and research grants, and has a number of affiliated HDR students. The Centre is self-funded with an emphasis on teamwork. There are several strong research themes in health economics, including economic evaluation, measurement of health outcomes, and priority setting. This research has attracted multiple research grants from national bodies (eg the ARC and NHMRC). Staff in the Centre are also associated with one or more of the research programs within Griffith University's Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ).

CAHE has a strong emphasis on mentoring staff and establishing career pathways and training for those keen to progress within the Centre. On the job training is essential in some of the specialised fields covered by the Centre, and external training opportunities and conference presentations are encouraged for all staff.

This is a fixed term (3 years) position based at the Nathan campus. Applicants should address the selection criteria which is part of the application process and level of appointment will be based on skills, qualifications and experience.

The opportunity

The primary role for this position will be to conduct research on a variety of CAHE research projects to produce high impact publications and reports. The position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to health economic expertise within the CAHE that has direct impact on health policy within Australia while also encouraging development of a research program of interest to the incumbent.

About you

This position will suit a graduate in health economics or person already working in research but wishes to apply their knowledge and expertise directly into health policy decisions. Collaborations across Griffith University and with researchers in other institutions are undertaken on a regular basis.

The successful applicant will conduct research to produce high impact scholarly outputs in a professional and ethical manner, including epidemiological, biostatistical and/or health economics analysis. They will be someone with high level analytical skills with research interests in public health, epidemiology, health services research or health economics aligned with the Centre's strategic objectives. Preparation of high quality assessment outputs and health technology assessment evaluations to the Department of Health (DoH) are key accountabilities of this role and the person will require excellent communication skills to liaise with medical experts and be expected to attend DoH meetings.

A PhD in health economics or a related field such as health data analytics, or equivalent industry experience is required for appointment at RF Grade 2 and appointment level will depend on experience and education level.

Salary range

Research Fellow, Grade 1: $72,344 - $84,882 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $84,643 - $99,312 per annum.

Research Fellow, Grade 2: $92,511 - $109,860 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,239 - $128,537 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine on +61 (0)7 3735 9132.

For application queries, please contact Lauren Singleton, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7999.

Closing date: Friday, 8 February 2019 at 5 pm AEST.

All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.