Senior Research Fellow, Health Technology Assessment

Brisbane, Australia
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Centre for Applied Health Economics within the School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated senior analyst to undertake economic evaluations and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) for national policy makers. The Centre is self-funded, and this 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 (until 30 June 2020), full time position based at the Nathan campus, with the possibility of a further contract after this period subject to funding.

The role:

This position will lead the appraisal of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, including supervision of a team of senior research assistants undertaking HTA.

Additional duties include undertaking, preparing or appraising submissions to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for listing on the Medical Benefits Schedule, collaborating on research grant applications, and producing high quality research outputs such as reports to government bodies and publications in scientific journals.

You will be encouraged to pursue your own programme of research and allowances will be made for this. You 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 experience in HTA and the evaluation of industry submissions to the PBAC. An advanced tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as health economics or an evidence-based medicine discipline, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills and leadership skills is essential.

You will have experience in designing and undertaking decision analytic models and/or evidence-based medicine research. In addition, you will have a record of writing reports for the Australian Government or a strong track record of research publications and a sound understanding of the Australian health policy-making environment.

Generous relocation assistance is available for the successful applicant.

Salary range:

Senior Research Fellow: $111,104 - $128,113 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $129,993 - $149,893 per annum.

Application Requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • 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:

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

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 3735 9132.

For application queries, please contact Ms Kaitlin Reents, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614.

Closing date: Thursday, 8 March 2018 at 5 pm AEST.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.