Health Economist

Sydney, Australia
AU$163,505 per annum + 17% Super
21 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Great opportunity to lead applied and methodological health economics research alongside high-impact randomised trials
  • Full time fixed term for 3 years
  • Base Salary starting form $163,505 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

This research-focused role involves conduct of health economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials. Working across a range of exciting clinical applications (e.g. genomics, perinatal medicine, cancer) for practice and policy change, with potential to develop new quantitative methods in modelling, microsimulation, data analysis, or discrete choice experiments; and supervise Higher Degree Research students.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • maintains a reputation for academic excellence and research profile including Q1 publications in peer-reviewed international journals or creative works recognised under Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)
  • leads successful competitive grant applications, explores diverse funding opportunities
  • lead participation in internationally funded research projects or partner engaged research projects, manages grant funding and projects
  • develop new methods in pre-trial modelling, microsimulation, data analysis, or discrete choice experiments
  • design and build economic and statistical models
  • mentors and provides opportunities for other researchers to develop skills and engage in translational research
  • provides effective leadership towards improvements in research outcomes
  • leads strategic initiatives and partnerships with external organisations, including government, industry and/or community organisations
  • engages in translational research with a view to establishing strong, impactful partnerships, research and development, commercialisation, improved practices and policy development.

About you

  • PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline (e.g. economics, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, public health)
  • advanced statistical computing skills in statistical and data science software (e.g. R, SAS, STATA)
  • national or international reputation in their discipline or area of expertise, with a supporting research profile including competitive research grants, first author publications, invited talks and evidence of recognition within the broader research community.
  • a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, School, Faculty and University.
  • Experience in people leadership within the higher education sector, including demonstrated success in supervising HDR students and junior staff and/or mentoring others towards success.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, 31 January 2022

Please note: The University of Sydney will be closed from 24 December 2021 until 9 January 2022 inclusive.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

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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