Research Fellow, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Sydney, Australia
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on health, ageing and human services. Our vision is to create a world where decision makers are empowered with applied, trusted and influential research into health and human services policy and systems. Our mission is to deliver leading innovative research by operating professionally, collaboratively and sustainably.

To find out more about our centre people, projects, research and strategic priorities visit our website.

The Role

This is an opportunity to be involved at the early stages of recent expansion in MUCHE’s research portfolio. The research fellow will assist with the preparation of grant applications, the development of new projects that will impact public policy debate and contribute to the delivery of new collaborative health economics research projects.

The successful candidate will:

  • Engage and liaise with government and non-government organisations and other researchers to explore new grant opportunities.
  • Assist in writing grant applications for ARC and NHMRC funding, and funding from government and non-government organisations.
  • Search for and critically appraise relevant literature, survey and industry data to explore new research questions.
  • Apply econometric techniques to analyse large panel datasets, such as Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) data.
  • Undertake and report on collaborative research projects with academics from Macquarie University, other Australian universities, and international universities.
  • Prepare written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

To be considered for this position, please address the essential selection criteria below (maximum 2 pages) and attach as a separate document in the application process.

Essential selection criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree in economics.
  • Specialisation in health economics ideally at Masters level.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Skills in applied econometrics and ideally experience in using software such as Stata.
  • Willingness and ability to engage with government and non-government organisations.
  • Being able and prepared to collaborate across academic disciplines.
  • Creative thinker.

Salary Package: Salary will be subject to qualifications and experience. It will range from $70,374 - $94,760 p.a. (Level A), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term for a period of three years.

Specific Role Enquiries:  Ashley Soytemiz, Centre Manager on

Recruitment Enquiries: Alex Righton, Human Resources on

Application Deadline: 11:55pm, Friday 20 April 2018

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.