Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Economics

Adelaide, Australia
$91,168 - $128,778
15 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the job

You will be responsible for developing, engaging and leading high quality research projects in economic evaluation, outcomes assessment and discrete choice experiments for the health and aged care sectors. These research projects will have a significant impact in applied economics as well as be acknowledged at an international level as being influential in expanding the knowledge of their relevant discipline.

Skills and Experience

At a minimum, you will have a quantitative PhD in applied economics, econometrics, or other relevant field, and demonstrate a strong interest in developing knowledge and experience in health economics. You will have experience conducting high quality research evidenced in highly-ranked publications, and managing projects with multiple priorities.

Your high-level oral and written communication skills, coupled with effective interpersonal skills, will be essential for presenting information effectively to a wide audience, working within a diverse team and contributing to the supervision of research students.

To be considered at level CSRF, you will be experienced in survey design, analysis and interpretation of choice data, possess a track record of having conducted quality research using discrete choice modelling methods, and the ability to develop research proposals to obtain research funding from external bodies.

A University of Enterprise

The Institute for Choice is a world-leading research facility located in Sydney; however the position will be based in Adelaide as part of the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia. The Institute focuses on understanding and modelling human decision-making and choice behaviour; it partners with government, industry and other stakeholders to provide effective and innovative practical, theoretical and predictive research solutions to complex, real world problems.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

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Applications close: 9.00am Wednesday 2 November 2016

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