Research Fellow in Health Economics

Sydney, Australia
$99,924 - $114,343
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology Sydney

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. 

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow with experience in health economics, biostatistics or health services research to contribute to a number of projects within our economic evaluation team.

CHERE is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in health economics, and is a recognised Research Strength of the University of Technology, Sydney. The economic evaluation team, which is led by Professor Stephen Goodall, undertakes independent research, commissioned work and performs critical appraisal of health technology assessments. A key component of the role will be evaluating Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) submissions and preparing health technology assessment reports for the Medical Benefits Advisory Committee. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing modelled cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Critical appraisal of PBAC submissions
  • Analysis of clinical trial and patient data
  • Preparing high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Contributing to researcher initiated research projects

As the successful candidate, you will

  • Be an effective team member - already working closely with health economists, clinical experts and biostatisticians.
  • Have excellent written and quantitative skills, with experience in using modelling software, such as Excel and TreeAge.
  • Be skilled in statistical analysis, data interpretation, conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses would be an advantage.
  • Possess a post-graduate qualification in health economics, epidemiology, statistics, pharmacy or pharmacology.
  • Be experienced in health services or social science research; familiarity with the Australian health care system is desirable.

Remuneration & Benefits

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

This role attracts 17%superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a 2 year fixed-term full-time basis.

6)            How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC99580, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

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.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC99580.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Monday 2nd October 2017 at 11.59pm(AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team 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.