Associate Professor, Health Economics

Nathan, Australia
26 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


This position is a joint initiative between the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ), Griffith University and Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS). The position will enhance research around the economics of chronic disease within the Area of Strategic Investment (ASI) at Griffith University, while also leading a health economics research agenda to inform service planning and to improve patient outcomes, experiences and access to allied health services in MNHHS.

This is a fixed term (five years), full time position based at the Nathan campus and Metro North Health Service District Hospital and Health Service.

The role:

In this position you will provide high level expertise and support to staff in health economics applied to chronic disease and allied health. You will undertake economic evaluations of clinical trials, including input into the design of clinical trials, developing key outcome measures, and the evaluation of the trials. There is scope to extend the role into areas such as priority setting using techniques including multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), preference elicitation techniques such as discrete choice experiments, or other techniques which may be useful in determining the feasibility and sample size of trials.

Developing research collaborations across Griffith University and MNHHS is a critical aspect of the role, particularly with allied health staff within MNHHS. Mentoring, providing practical seminars on health economics methods and contributing to research grant applications and manuscripts will be expected.

The person:

The successful candidate will be a qualified Allied Health professional with a PhD in Health Economics or another relevant field. You will possess expert level analytical skills, including the development of economic evaluation models, evaluation of health services and analysis of clinical trial data. A substantial track record in successful grants and publications with strengths in evidence based medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health economics will be essential. An understanding of the Australian health system and policy-making environment is also a requirement for this position.

Salary range:

Associate Professor, Level D: $ 133,778 - $147,383 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $156,521 - $172,439 per annum.

Application Requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Full name, address, mobile and telephone number(s) and email address
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A statement addressing selection criteria in the Information Package.
  • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)

Obtain the Information Package 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 Information Package.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

For confidential enquiries, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics via email at:

For application queries, please contact Ms Teagan Brown, Recruitment Adviser on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Tuesday, 5 June 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.

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