Research Officer in Mental Health Economics

Camperdown, Australia
$91,644 - $98,796 + 17% superannuation
24 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time (0.6FTE) fixed term until 31 December 2023 at the Charles Perkins Centre
  • Opportunity to join a growing team of health economists in the Central Clinical School as a Research Officer
  • Base Salary $91,644 - $98,796 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Charles Perkins Centre has been dedicated to finding solutions that will inform and reform the health of the world. We are seeking a Research Officer in Health Economics to join the health economics team to provide technical knowledge and expertise in a health economics, health econometrics, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related area, and support the research undertaken by the team relating to examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a new online shared care plan for enhancing integration with primary care intervention for people with severe mental illness.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • assist the Senior Health Economist for the grant supporting this work in conducting effectiveness and economic evaluations, including analysing metabolic health outcomes, healthcare resource utilisation data, costs, other health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of a new health intervention for severe mental illness implemented in New South Wales, Australia
  • focusing on conducting effectiveness and economic evaluations of a new online shared care plan for enhancing integration with primary care for people with severe mental illness compared to standard care as the control in the trial
  • analyse clinical trial and patient data using specialist statistical and economic modelling software and assist with preparing high quality reports and peer-reviewed journal articles
  • assemble additional study materials, data applications, and systematic review as required
  • assemble research data, drawing insights and undertaking analyses under the guidance of the Senior Health Economist and the Investigator Team of the grant. You will report information from the health economic analyses in various formats such as reports, Investigator Team meetings, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

About you

  • hold an undergraduate degree likely with Honours or Masters in either health economics, economics, statistics, epidemiology, or biostatistics. May have or be working towards completing further studies such as a PhD or have extensive specialist experience in research.
  • demonstrated experience of a minimum 3-5 years in conducting economic evaluations e.g. cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit studies for health services
  • demonstrated quantitative skills including health economic modelling using TreeAge and Excel or SAS; and analysing trial or linked health administrative data using econometric, biostatistic or epidemiological methods in SAS
  • hold experience in using statistical and economic software such as SAS, STATA and TreeAge; survey database programs such as RedCap; skilled in the use of spreadsheets e.g. Excel
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

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Sunday 02 April 2023 11:59 PM

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