Research Fellow, Healthy Homes Project

Sydney, Australia
08 May 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation UTS Business School

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

 About Us

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (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 the role

CHERE is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to contribute to its program of health economics and health services research.

You will report to the Deputy Director and leader of the policy evaluation program. A substantive part of this role is related to the Healthy Homes Project and will include the research management of this randomised trial, as well as methodological development, design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of health economic aspects of randomised controlled trials and other types of health economics research.

About You

You will have previous experience in heath economics or health services research including experience in conducting trials and analysing trial data. You are adept at collaborating with a range of stakeholders and also working independently within the team.

You will also have:

  • High-level skills in development of research projects in health economics
  • High-level planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in research project management and ethics applications
  • Proven ability to publish in high quality journals or high quality reports and to contribute to obtaining external research grants
  • Demonstrated capacity to use a range of software packages; e.g.: Excel, Stata/SPSS (or similar), MS Office, End Note, NVivo, Qualtrics
  • A post-graduate degree in economics, health economics, health services research, statistics, public health, epidemiology, pharmacy or equivalent

For the full list of role responsibilities and selection criteria please click apply and download the position statement from the link on the UTS website.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $103,981 to $123,067 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.

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 IRC122772, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria. 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 IRC122772

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 10th June 2019 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.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

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