Research Fellow, Value Based Cancer Care

Melbourne, Australia
$107,547– $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super
19 May 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed term for 2 years 
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of General Practice / Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Level B – $107,547– $127,707 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of General Practice

The Department of General Practice originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 68 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $7 million and research income of approximately $11 million annually.

About the Role

The University of Melbourne Cancer in Primary Care Research Group is leading studies on patterns of care including a newly funded project on value-based diagnostic testing. Based at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance (VCCC), we are seeking an experienced health economist to join our healthcare data team to support the conduct of this new project which includes discrete choice experiments and analyses of linked primary care, hospital and clinical registry data.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Supervise doctoral and other research students working on value-based care within the cancer in primary care research data program.
  • Work on your own research projects mapping patterns and costs of care using linked data sets
  • Attend to administrative functions primarily connected with the staff member’s area of research and for the research group

Staff may be required to travel to, or work from, other sites and campuses as required both, local and/or international travel.

About You

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work to a high ethical standard. You will have the ability to work independently using a range of health economic methods and analytical approaches and meeting deadlines

Ideally, you will further have:

  • PhD in relevant discipline such as health economics, data sciences, or health services research
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a research team to achieve project goals and meet deadlines, and manage their time effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently using a range of health economic methods and analytical approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate research through presentation in a public forum including conferences
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective research collaboration and engagement

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a re-advertised role and previous applicants need not apply. 

Position Description: 0055570_Research Fellow_Value Based Cancer Care_PD (1).pdf

Applications close: 09 June 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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