Research Fellow, Health

Melbourne, Australia
Level B $104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and fixed term for 2 years
  • Level B $104,619 - $123,739 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The incumbent will initiate and conduct research, related to the Economics of Cancer Stream., to achieve the objectives of DHE, including the preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies and other agencies.

The Research Fellow (Health Economist) will ensure the project work is managed in accordance with human research ethical standards, thus ensuring the safety and protection of research participants and the integrity of research data and the incumbent will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the systems and processes for efficient running of related projects.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading, managing and /or contributing to (as part of a team), agreed research projects.
  • Preparing and/or publishing high quality research in journals of high repute.
  • Participating in professional activities, including attendance at conferences and seminars in his/her field of expertise.
  • Building national reputation, based on growing, focused body of work recognised for quality, excellence and impact.
  • Engaging collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research.
  • Supporting and leading applications for external competitive and other research funding.
  • Supervising honours and/or HDR students with timely completions and productive, high quality outcomes
  • Attending meetings associated with the research project(s)
  • Other duties as specified by the Cancer Stream leader or the Director of Deakin Health Economics.
  • Working independently, using initiative and also working collaboratively within a team setting to achieve outcomes.
  • Complying with the DHE and IHT’s occupational health and safety guidelines in the performance of tasks.
  • Ensuring that an IHT’s standard of environment, health and safety is afforded to their students as is afforded to University staff generally. Research only academic staff are deemed to have principal supervisory duty for undergraduate and postgraduate research student activities.

 Key selection criteria for this role:

  • Post-graduate qualification in health services research or health economics and/or relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Evidence of research ability: peer-reviewed publications, conference papers, reports, or professional and technical contributions.
  • Experience with, management of datasets, statistical analysis, health economics analysis and modelling.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trial-based or modelled economic analyses.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Strong/advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience using statistical software/programming language such as Stata, SPSS or SAS.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both within a team and with minimal supervision when needed.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 PD - Research Fellow - 536557.pdf

Applications for this position close on 23 April 2023.

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


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Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Nikki McCaffrey, Associate Professor on

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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