Research Fellow in Health Economics, Level B School of Health and Social Development

Melbourne, Australia
AC_B – $100,837 - $119,266$+ 17% Superannuation
12 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and Fixed term (12 months)
  • AC_B – $100,837 - $119,266$+ 17% Superannuation

The Research Fellow will initiate and conduct research in the area of economics of cardiovascular disease and will be expected to contribute to the research output of Deakin Health Economics and the Institute for Health Transformation. The Research Fellow may be required to undertake limited postgraduate teaching and administrative responsibilities.

This position will specifically work on a number of Category 1 grants (NHMRC and MRFF) relating to treatments for stroke. The Research Fellow will contribute to the profile and research reputation of Deakin Health Economics, by means such as conducting public lectures, seminars, contributing to public debate and policy formation on key research issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Initiate and conduct research under limited supervision either as a member of a team, or independently (where appropriate), to achieve the objectives of the funded projects specified above.
  • Personally, and through active participation in teams, prepare and develop grant applications relating to the project(s), and contribute to the preparation, or where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.
  • Conduct research and engage in scholarly publication, personally and in research teams and prepare findings/results for oral and written communication, producing or contributing to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research.
  • Promote the activities of the University, particularly those relating to research and research training, within academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally
  • Contribute to teaching in relation to his/her research project(s).
  • Develop research-related material for teaching, or other purposes with appropriate guidance from other staff.
  • Be involved in professional activities, including (subject to availability of funds) attendance at conferences and seminars in his/her field of expertise.
  • Co-supervise, or where appropriate, supervise, honours or postgraduate research students ensuring successful completions with quality of results.
  • Attend meetings associated with the research project(s) and attend other meetings as appropriate, such as Institute / School meetings and / or membership of a limited number of Committees.

To be successful you will have:

  • A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent qualification.
  • Post-doctoral research experience, which has resulted in publications, conference papers, reports, or professional or technical contributions, which give evidence of research ability.
  • Demonstrated skills in the coordination of data collection, data entry and analysis using software packages such as Excel, Triage and Ersatz.
  • Experience with a range of economic evaluation techniques, including economic modelling.
  • Ability to develop collaborative work teams and to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • A research track record in economic evaluation and a demonstrated ability to plan, initiate and conduct high quality research.
  • A record of peer review publications and/or conference publications.
  • Experience in contributing to the supervision of undergraduate honours and / or research higher degree students.

Applications for this position close on the 12th of July, 2022


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Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Lan Gao, Senior Lecturer, Health Economist at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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