Research Assistant / Research Fellow, Health Technology Assessment

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 to $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
13 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Global and Population Health
Salary: Classification is either Level A or Level B depending on experience and qualifications.

  • Level A - $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super or Level B - $110,236- $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Centre for Health Policy

The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) strives to identify, critique, co-design, implement and evaluate policy options that protect the health of populations; to formulate, with partners, strategies that improve access, organisation, and delivery of health services or programs, particularly as they affect the most vulnerable; and to identify strategies for enhancing the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care systems in addressing the most pressing health and care challenges.

About the Role

We are seeking a research assistant / research fellow to join our group to work on variety of projects that include preparing health technology assessments. The work program will involve evaluation of new health technologies including research projects from Federal and/or State Governments and health technology assessment (HTA) panels. There will be some scope for undertaking additional complementary research. Examples of other projects could include economic evaluation alongside clinical studies and registries in areas such as paediatrics, global health, genomics, neonatal intensive care, orthopaedic surgery and cancer, systematic review, meta-analysis or model-based evaluations of interventions targeting infectious diseases.

Responsibilities include:

  • With broad direction from supervisors support research activities consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program
  • To assist with preparing high quality health technology assessment evaluation reports
  • Contributing to and participating in teaching and learning activities in the School as requested. This may include participating in delivering training courses or short courses as part of a larger team.
  • Communicating respectfully with stakeholders relevant to health technology assessment including government, clinicians and researchers in other disciplines.
  • Providing service to the University and actively participate in meetings and committees as appropriate.

About You

You will possess strong quantitative skills and ability to critique statistical analyses with a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. You have the ability  to work under pressure and ensure timely completion and have a attention to detail. Your demonstrated high level communication skills (written and verbal) will be valuable in this role. 

You will also have:

  • Honours level or Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline (Economics, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics)
  • Methodological training and skills consistent with health technology assessment requirements (could be systematic review, meta-analysis, critical appraisal, economic evaluation and/or budget impact)
  • Relevant experience performing systematic review, meta-analysis, critical appraisal, economic evaluation and/or budget impact analysis

In addition to the above, the following is required of Research Fellow, Level B appointment:

  • PhD qualification in health economics with demonstrated experience in applied health economics research.
  • Strong track record in health technology assessment (HTA) with knowledge of the Australian HTA landscape
  • Demonstrated experience conducting economic evaluation and HTA for funding bodies

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

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, 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

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 13TH DECEMBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0057486_Research AssistantResearch Fellow (Health Technology Assessment)_PD.pdf

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