Research Assistant / Research Fellow, Health Economics

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
01 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Global and Population Health
Salary: Level A - $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. / 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 The Health Economics Unit

The Health Economics Unit is a thriving unit of about 24 health economists and 10 PhD students. The HEU delivers a successful programme of teaching within the Masters in Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation.  HEU is also a member of the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UMHEG) which also includes Nossal Institute for Global Health, The Department of Economics and Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research.

About the Role

Working as part of research team, you will be expected to support, develop, and manage a program of health economics research under direction from Prof Kim Dalziel and A/Prof Ilias Goranitis. The post(s) will provide an exciting opportunity to specialise in health economic evaluation and support the generation of health economics evidence required by Melbourne Genomics to inform the implementation of genomic medicine in the State of Victoria and across Australia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting research activities consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program
  • Assisting with preparing high-quality research outputs in peer review journals, including methodological and empirical research findings
  • Collaboration with a multi-disciplinary research team and with researchers
  • Developing and managing a research program consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program

About You

You will be able to demonstrate high-level communication skills (written and verbal) and the capacity to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. 

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.
  • Demonstrated high-level skills related to collection, collation and analysis of health data.

Please note: to ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, a successful candidate would be required to pass a Working with Children Check in Australia.

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: 30 Mar 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0057799_Research Assistant Research Fellow (Health Economics)_PD.pdf

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