Research Fellow, Economic Modeller/Decision Analyst

Brisbane, Australia
21 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
22 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.

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) was established in 2008 and is self-funded, with an emphasis on teamwork, based within the School of Medicine and aligned with the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ). The Centre has several programs of research in health economics, including health technology assessment for the Australian Government, multiple research grants with national bodies (eg ARC, NHMRC), and has research programs around preference elicitation techniques such as discrete choice experiments, priority-setting including multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), and other applied technical fields including the expected value of perfect information (EVPI).

The opportunity

The primary role for this position will be to provide high level expertise in health technology assessment (HTA) of health care interventions. HTA involves providing objective evidence-based appraisals of proposals for medical services/procedures and pharmaceutical products using a wide range of skills including: critical appraisal of clinical trial evidence, quantitative analysis, epidemiology, systematic literature reviews, economic evaluation, budget impact modelling and report writing.

This is a full time fixed term (2 year) position based at the Nathan campus and applicants should address the selection criteria which is part of the application process.

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. The role will suit someone with strong quantitative skills and experience in systematic review, modelling, meta-analysis and/or cost-effectiveness analysis, supervision of research staff, participation in grant applications and tenders. The incumbent will have research interests in public health, epidemiology, health services research or health economics aligned with the Centre's strategic objectives. A PhD or equivalent industry experience is required for appointment at RF Grade 2.

Salary range

Research Fellow, Grade 1 or 2: $72,344 - $92,511 - $109,860 per annum plus 17% employer superannuation contribution.

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

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 or Associate Professor Martin Downes on +61 7 3735 9106.

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

Closing date: Friday 22 February 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

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.