Health Economist/Research Fellow, Level A or B

Sydney, Australia
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

CHERE (Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation)

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 recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in health economics. 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.

The economic evaluation team 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. The position will also support the operations of the Cancer Research Economics Support Team (CREST).

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Critical appraisal of PBAC submissions
  • Developing modelled cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Reviewing clinical trial concepts and protocols and analysis of clinical trial and patient data
  • Preparing high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Contributing to researcher initiated research projects
  • Assisting with the running of the CREST program.

You will be an effective team member, working closely with health economists, clinical experts and biostatisticians. To be successful in applying for this role, you should have:

  • Demonstrated ability in statistical analysis, critical appraisal and systematic literature review
  • Excellent written and quantitative skills, with experience in using modelling software, such as excel and TreeAge
  • Previous experience in economic evaluation and health technology assessment, or related research
  • Track record of peer reviewed publications (desirable - Level B only)
  • Post-graduate degree in economics, health economics, health services research, statistics, public health, epidemiology, pharmacy or equivalent (Level B only)

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range:$75,871 to $115,486 pa(Level A to Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.

Whilst as Australia’s premier city, Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC103259, 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 IRC103259.

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

Closing Date: Monday 5th March 2018 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.

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