Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics of Genomics

Sydney, Australia
05 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to work within an international multidisciplinary research collaboration
  • Located at University of Sydney School of Public Health, Camperdown Campus
  • 3 year fixed term opportunity with base salary $127K - $147K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Fellow (Level C) within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health to investigate the health economics of genomics. The position is funded from a research grant held by a senior academic. Within the School, this position will sit in the Wiser Healthcare research collaboration, a collaboration spanning the University of Sydney, Bond University, Monash University, the University of Wollongong, and international colleagues. Wiser Healthcare aims to conduct research into overdiagnosis and overtreatment: its causes, extent, complexity, and possible solutions to address them. In this role, you will have opportunities to pursue your own research interests whilst working alongside health economists with expertise in the fields of economic evaluation, health technology assessment, discrete choice experiments and modelling.  The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to applications for competitive research funding and to contribute more broadly to wider research programmes within the School of Public Health.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Research Fellow who possesses:

  • PhD in health economics, or related discipline
  • demonstrated track record in the economics of genomics, or screening and diagnostic test evaluation
  • demonstrated understanding and experience in health technology assessment and policy communication
  • outstanding oral and written communication skills, particularly a demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical economic analyses to audiences outside your own discipline
  • demonstrated track record of peer reviewed publications in health economics, public health or a related area
  • understanding of health system financing and policy implementation
  • experience and skills in conducting cost effectiveness analysis
  • ability to work in a multidisciplinary academic environment, and independently as required, and preparedness to contribute more broadly to teaching and research programmes within the school
  • demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines in a higher education context

Our preferred candidate would also ideally demonstrate:

  • Success in being awarded external funding support for research – either through bodies such as NHMRC or through government or industry contracts.  
  • Experience with postgraduate research student supervision

About us

The School of Public Health is Australia’s first established and leading school of public health with a community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres focusing on a wide array of public health issues. Today the school has more than 300 staff and over 1000 students.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 588/0319F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 5 May 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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