Senior Research Fellow, Health Technology Assessment/Health

Location
Gold Coast, Australia
Posted
30 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2021
Ref
120763
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

About the opportunity

The Health Group consists of five schools (Applied Psychology, Health Sciences and Social Work, Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy and Medical Sciences) 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. Many of our research centres and institutes align with these groups, offering cutting-edge research that informs our teaching. Griffith Health provides students with the latest in research and evidence-based teaching methods in state-of-the-art facilities to help develop their skills in an applied setting. Through leadership and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement, Griffith Health aims to create sustained improvement in health and healthcare for local, national, and international communities.

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) was established in 2008, within the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is based at the Nathan campus. The Centre currently employs 20+ 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 with 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.

The key role for the successful candidate will be to lead and develop research and applied projects related to the advancement of health economic evaluation and mathematical modelling techniques. This includes supervision of junior staff undertaking health technology assessment and PhD students.

Additional duties may include undertaking, preparing or appraising submissions to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for listing on the Medical Benefits Schedule, leading research grant or commercial funding applications, producing high quality research outputs such as reports to government bodies and publications in scientific journals.

The Senior Research Fellow will be encouraged to pursue their own programme of research and allowances will be made for this. They will take an active role on tender and grant applications and provide academic leadership to other researchers from a variety of disciplines within the Centre.

This is a full-time fixed term (From March 2022 until December 2024) appointment, based at the Nathan campus and it is expected that the successful candidate will be available to attend campus in person as a normal requirement of the role. Further, you may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises, which the University currently has or may subsequently acquire or at any premises at which it may from time to time provide services.

About you

The key role for the successful candidate will be to lead and develop research and applied projects related to the advancement of health economic evaluation and mathematical modelling techniques. This includes supervision of junior staff undertaking health technology assessment and PhD students.

Additional duties may include undertaking, preparing or appraising submissions to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for listing on the Medical Benefits Schedule, leading research grant or commercial funding applications, producing high quality research outputs such as reports to government bodies and publications in scientific journals.

The Senior Research Fellow will be encouraged to pursue their own programme of research and allowances will be made for this. They will take an active role on tender and grant applications and provide academic leadership to other researchers from a variety of disciplines within the Centre.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent qualifications/work experience in a relevant field; have a strong background in advanced statistical and mathematical methods applied in economic evaluation in health and/or Pharmacoeconomics.

They will take a leadership role in the preparation of competitive research grants/tenders, and in the execution of high-quality scholarly deliverables including publications in peer reviewed journals.

They will have experience in designing and undertaking economic modelling to demonstrate value in health. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of health care funding and health technology assessment processes in Australia

Salary range

Base Salary: $120,263 - $138,674 per annum. Salary package includes 17% employer superannuation $140,707 - $162,248 per annum.

How to apply

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

  • A covering statement outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the position description)
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details

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.

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

What Griffith offers

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a university that spans five physical campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

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 Associate Professor Josh Byrnes, Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine & Dentistry on +61 (0)7 3735 913.

For application queries, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further, please contact Joshua Long, Talent Management Partner (First Peoples) on +61 (0) 7 3735 5403 or joshua.s.long@griffith.edu.au

Closing date: Friday, 17 December 2021 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experiences 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 CVs from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's send directly to hiring managers.

Link to access Griffith website and apply:

https://ps-jobs.griffith.edu.au/psp/CAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=100&JobOpeningId=120763&PostingSeq=1
 

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