Health Economist Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
25 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative, Faculty of Health      

Job Summary          

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) is partnering with Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) to establish a program of health economic research focused on palliative and end-of-life care. The Health Economist Research Fellow will have a joint appointment with the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation. Working collaboratively across both teams, the PaCCSC Health Economics Research Fellow will undertake independent research on health economic measures in palliative care, commissioned work and perform critical appraisal of palliative care interventions.

Detailed Description          

About Us

UTS: Health offers innovative, practice-based education and high impact research that focuses in improving health outcomes in both local and global communities.  Our learning and teaching is shaped on our unique UTS Model of Learning framework, which encourages a collaborative and globally relevant learning approach and development of graduate attributes.

UTS is ranked number one in Australia and fourth in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

About the Role

Reporting to the Professor of Palliative Care Medicine, The Health Economist Research Fellow will be responsible for undertaking independent and supervised health economics research including methodological development, application, monitoring and reporting on health economic aspects of the PaCCSC clinical trials and other analysis as necessary. PaCCSC undertakes palliative care clinical trials and has a national office based within IMPACCT in the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney. Other team members are based in Queensland and South Australia.

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Experience in the conduct of clinical trials and/or palliative care
  • A track record of contributing to/ first authoring peer reviewed publications
  • Experience in economic evaluation and health technology assessment, or related research
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with other collaborators of various health disciplines to develop new study design and achieve current project outcomes
  • Proven ability to publish in high quality journals
  • A PhD (awarded or nearing completion) in health economics
  • Post-graduate degree in economics, health economics, health services research, statistics, public health, epidemiology, pharmacy or equivalent
  • Experience in writing grant applications, tenders and reports.


Base Salary: $99,924 to $114,343 pa (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. You will also reap the rewards of working in a dynamic, supportive, environment with employee benefits including flexible work practices, study support, discounted gym membership and generous parental leave.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for three years. 

How to Apply          

Prior to commencing your application for IRC98419, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria, which you are required to address in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

More information may be found in the attached Position Statement. Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Jane Phillips at  or 02 9514 4862.

Specific issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at  or 02 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th August 2017 at 11:59pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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