Senior Research Fellow in Health

Nathan, Brisbane, Australia
17% employer superannuation
31 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Griffith University
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Centre for Applied Health Economics, within the School of Medicine, based in the flagship building at the Nathan campus, seeks a highly motivated senior researcher to undertake economic evaluations and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) for national policy makers. The Centre is a self-funding unit, and this new position provides an opportunity to work with an excellent team of health economists and biostatisticians in a multi-disciplinary setting, to deliver high quality HTA's and economic advice with significant impact on policy.

This is a fixed term (3.5 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

The role:
The key roles for the successful candidate will be to co-lead the appraisal of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and prepare or appraise submissions to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for listing on the Medical Benefits Schedule.

Additional duties include undertaking HTA's, collaborating on research grant applications, and producing high quality research outputs such as reports to government bodies and publications in scientific journals. The Senior Research Fellow will be encouraged to pursue their own programme of research and allowances will be made for this. They will take an active role on tender and grant applications, and provide academic leadership to other researchers from a variety of disciplines.

The person:
The successful candidate will have a PhD in health economics, an evidence-based medicine discipline, or another relevant field, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills and potential leadership skills. They will have experience in designing and undertaking decision analytic models and/or evidence-based medicine research. In addition, the successful candidate will have a record of research publications and a strong understanding of the Australian health system and policy-making environment. This position is initially to 30 June 2020, with the possibility of a further contract after this period subject to funding.

Salary range:
Senior Research Fellow: $109,463 - $126,220 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $128,072 - $147,678 per annum.

Application Requirements:
Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description - 103234_DP.pdf
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Chair in Health Economics, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine on +61 (0) 7 3373 9132.

For application queries, contact Ms Jagoda Piatkowska, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6658.

Closing date: Monday, 21 November 2016 at 5 pm AEST.