Research Associate / Research Fellow in Health Economics
- Fixed term until Feb 2026 | Full-Time
- Academic Level A (Research Associate) | $79,828 - $96,742 p.a.
- Academic Level B (Research Fellow) | $101,724 - $120,380
- Location: Bedford Park
About the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
At the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we aim to be an innovator in contemporary education producing a safer and more resilient health and social care workforce. Our mission is to improve lives and empower communities, enabling better health and caring in the world through an exceptional student learning experience. In the College, our research mission is about co-creating new knowledge which promotes wellbeing, and better care and support, to individuals and communities across the lifespan. We work proactively with industry partners and professional bodies leading to more employable and innovative graduates.
About the Role
The Research Associate/Fellow in Health Economics will contribute high-quality research to the Caring Futures Institute and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. The program’s research aims to validate, improve, and extend the quality of life and quality of care experience measures beyond aged care; and as the Research Associate/Fellow you will consider the economic evaluation of health and social care interventions. This will be undertaken through systematic literature reviews, concept and protocol development, ethics, governance applications, data collect and analysis, and knowledge dissemination.
As a Researcher, you will also be required to:
- Assist in coordinating, planning, and executing the project tasks.
- Support the senior research team to assist in the preparation of research outputs.
- Contribute to ethical, high-quality, and innovative quantitative health and social care economics research through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentations.
- Supervise honours and/or postgraduate students, as appropriate.
- Establish and maintain collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels to improve research outputs and publications.
To be successful in this role you will have an established quantitative research background, particularly in health economics and have evidence of sustained high-quality publications. You will be able to deliver projects to deadlines, execute data collection and analysis, prepare ethics applications, and critically review relevant literature. You will be highly interpersonal, undertaking collaborative research both with staff and with a diverse range of industry stakeholders as communication in oral and written forms, is one of your top skills.
Furthermore, you should also demonstrate:
- Completion of, or substantial progress towards, a PhD in a health economics or health services research related discipline (as a Research Associate).
- Completion of a PhD in a health-related field (as a Research Fellow).
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
- Knowledge of the intellectual property and the commercialisation process in relation to a research environment.
Life at Flinders
We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.
Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?
- 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
- Flexible working arrangements
- Wide range of professional development activities and services
- We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
- Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).
Prescribed Conditions for Employment
Some out of hour’s work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.
- A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
- Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
How to Apply and Information
You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description
For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Julie Ratcliffe
Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.
Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.
Applications to be submitted before 11:59 pm:
11 Dec 2022
At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.