Research Fellow, Digital Health Technology Assessment
Role type: Full time/ Fixed-term until December 2024
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre of Digital Transformation of Heath
Salary: Level B– $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
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About the Centre of Digital Transformation of Heath
The Centre’s strategy is underpinned by connecting the strengths in health and medical research in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences, to the strengths in informatics, computing, and data science in the School of Computing and Information Systems and across the University to create a collaborative, inter-disciplinary ecosystem that supports translation to real-world research impact in the healthcare system.
About the Role
The Research Fellow in Digital Health Technology Assessment will joint appointment between:
- the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health’s (DT4H) team that is developing the Digital Health Validitron, a novel and innovative pipeline for co-design, development, testing, and validation of digital health solutions.
- the Melbourne Health Technology and Value Assessment Collaborative (M-VAC) co-led by Prof Adam Elshaug in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Within the Digital Health Validitron, which aims to support developers from the industry, research, or healthcare sectors to iteratively design and refine their digital health solutions to ready them for trialing and implementation in healthcare settings, the Research Fellow in Digital Health Technology Assessment will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a methodology for assessing digital health technologies to understand the value proposition of a digital health solution being developed and validated through the Validitron.
In a typical week at work, you may:
- Working with team members with sociotechnical evaluation expertise, develop and validate an assessment framework and methodologies to assess the potential value of a digital health innovation
- Develop and validate new assessment instruments for digital health interventions where none are available
- Guide trial design for digital health interventions including trial methods and study endpoints of importance to patients, clinicians, and payers.
You will be a natural problem-solver, with excellent organisational and time-management skills. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to drive programs of work and build and maintain momentum with diverse stakeholders, will allow you to thrive in an interdisciplinary research environment. Your passion for real world impact of your research in the healthcare system will serve you well in this exciting role.
Ideally, you will further have:
- A Ph.D. in a relevant analytical discipline such as epidemiology, health economics, biostatistics, mathematics, systems engineering, operations research, or equivalent relevant experience.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in health technology assessment which includes analytical and modelling skills applied to health economics, health outcomes research, operations research, epidemiology and/or biostatistics
- A demonstrated understanding of the healthcare ecosystem and the role of digital health in improving patient experience and outcomes.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of 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
To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
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.
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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/
The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.
Position description: Research Fellow HTA_.docx
Applications close: 06 Sep 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time