Research Fellow in Health

Randwick, Australia
25 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia‚Äôs leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The successful candidate will work at both School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) and at the Kirby Institute. SPHCM is internationally recognised as a leader in Public Health and Community Medicine with particular research strengths in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Health Economics, Health Services Management, Global Health and Primary Health Care. 

The Kirby Institute was established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic. It now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. The institute has 13 research programs, each dedicated to a specific aspect of research on infectious diseases. Its programs are headed by world leaders in their fields and are made up of cross-disciplinary and collaborative teams. The postholder will collaborate closely with other health economists at UNSW.

About the role

  • $101,524 to $119,683 plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed term for 12 months (possibility of extension)
  • Full-time or Part-time 

We require a talented health economist with excellent skills in health economic evaluation to join the Health Economics and Systems Global research at UNSW to undertake cost-effectiveness analyses and budget impact assessments of health care technologies and programmes.

It is expected the person will carry out cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses, modelling and data analysis; assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects; and contribute to research dissemination activities, including writing articles for peer reviewed journals and stakeholder reports.

The successful applicant will also be expected to lead project dissemination activities, including writing articles for peer reviewed journals and stakeholder reports and to identify potential opportunities for collaboration and possible sources of funding.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in Health Economics (or equivalent);
  • Proven experience in undertaking cost-effectiveness analysis and budget impact assessments of public heath interventions;
  • Strong quantitive skills including modelling techniques and experience using STATA software;
  • Demonstrated research experience in low or middle income countries is an advantage;
  • Available to travel.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Associate Professor Virginia Wiseman, Head of Health Economics and Systems Global


T: (61 2) 9385 9801

Applications close: 18th September 2017