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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (Health Technology Assessment)

Melbourne, Australia
$119,231 – $141,581 p.a. (pro rata) | Level C - $146,050 - $168,403 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% Super
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0061592
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time, Part-time options will be considered by negotiation; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Global and Population Health
Salary: Academic B – $119,231 – $141,581 p.a. (pro rata) | Level C - $146,050 - $168,403 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% Super

  • Contribute to diverse projects involving health technology assessments, economic evaluations, and research in various medical fields.
  • Work in a collegial, and supportive team in a specialised field. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This position with M-VAC will be required work on a variety of projects, particularly focusing on preparing high-quality health technology assessments evaluation reports. The program of work encompasses of a range of projects that may include economic evaluation alongside clinical studies and registries, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and/or model-based evaluations of pharmaceuticals and various health interventions. The Senior/Research Fellow will need to be able to critically appraise clinical evidence and clinical trials, as well as appraising health economics methodologies and conducting cost-effectiveness analysis. This position works within a small, specialised group of evaluators with a strong record of high-quality outputs in a rewarding field.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting evaluators and research activities consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program. 
  • Collaborating with a multi-disciplinary research team and leading discussions with stakeholders. 
  • Assisting with the preparation of high-quality health technology assessment evaluation reports. 

Who We Are Looking For

To be successful in this position, you will require a postgraduate qualification in a health-related field with training and experience in the skills critical to health technology assessment, such as systematic review, evidence appraisal, economic evaluation, and budget impact analysis. You should possess strong quantitative skills, and an ability to critique statistical analyses. You will need to be able to work effectively within a small, collaborative, multidisciplinary team, and have an organised approach to work, ensuring you can work to tight deadlines while still maintaining an accurate and  high-quality output of work.

You will also have:

  • An Honours or Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline (Economics, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and/or Health Technology Assessment). A PhD qualification in a relevant discipline for a Level C appointment. 
  • An ability to critically appraise clinical evidence and statistical methodologies and conduct cost-effectiveness analyses 
  • High level communication skills, able to deliver technical information in easy-to-understand terms 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Centre for Health Policy

The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is a leading independent voice in health policy, dedicated to improving population health, enhancing healthcare access, and strengthening health systems. We generate new evidence and insights to inform policy debates and decision making. Our diverse team of experts spans multiple disciplines, collaborating to address the most pressing health and care challenges. As a member of CHP, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to policy formulation, conduct cutting-edge research, and shape the future of healthcare. We offer a range of professional development opportunities, including short courses and teaching engagements, and are the coordinating home to M-VAC, conducting value-based assessments and evaluations to drive healthcare reforms. Join us and be part of a dynamic team committed to making a meaningful impact on health and well-being.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 18 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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