Research Assistant / Research Fellow, Health Economics

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 - $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: Level A or Level B depending on experience and qualifications; $77,171 - $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

This is an opportunity to join our talented health economics team and work on high impact projects on the Economics of Genomic Medicine. The post(s) will provide an exciting opportunity to specialise in health economic evaluation and preference-elicitation methodologies in the context of genomics and precision medicine, and to inform national health policy working alongside Australian Genomics.

Working as part of research team, you will be expected to support, develop and manage a program of health economics research under direction from A/Prof Ilias Goranitis and Prof Kim Dalziel. The precise research program for the position will be devised to reflect the skills, experience and research interests of the successful applicant.

Responsibilities include:

  • With broad direction from supervisor’s support research activities consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program
  • To assist with preparing high quality research outputs in peer review journals including methodological and empirical research findings
  • Collaborating with a multi-disciplinary research team and with researchers
  • Contributing to and participating in teaching and learning activities in the School as requested.

About You

You will possess a high level of skills related to collection, collation and analysis of health data with excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and the capacity to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. Having knowledge of the health and welfare sectors, including pertinent data sources with experience publishing peer reviewed research publications is desirable but not essential.

You will also have:

  • Honours level or Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline (Economics, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Health Sciences)
  • Quantitative research experience including writing research proposals, conducting literature reviews, conducting research and writing manuscripts.

In addition to the above, the Research Fellow, Level B appointee will be required to:

  • Postgraduate qualifications in a quantitative discipline with a demonstrated experience in health related research.
  • Experience contributing to peer review publications, conference presentations and the preparation of research grant applications commensurate with opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a research team to achieve project goals and meet deadlines
  • Quantitative research skills such as a major in econometric or statistics.

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: 0057487_Research Assistant-Research Fellow (Health Economics)_PD.pdf

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