Research Fellow, Health Economics

Brisbane, Australia
27 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UQ Centre for Health Services Research

The UQ Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) is one of five Research Centres in the Faculty of Medicine. The primary purpose of the Centre is to improve the delivery of health care through research which examines health systems performance and identifies mechanisms to improve access, effectiveness and efficiency. The Centre has research strengths in telehealth, geriatric medicine and aged care, renal medicine, clinical trial design and administration and biostatistics.  The Centre engages 20 clinicians and research staff, 27 professional staff and has a large cohort of higher degree research students. The Centre works closely with the other Research Centres in the Faculty of Medicine (UQDI, UQCCR, UQCHRC), the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences and also with Metro South Hospital and Health Services. The Centre is the Australian Coordinating Centre for interRAI and leads international development of its hospital assessment systems related to function and psychosocial problems.  It has extensive related data holdings.

The role:

The primary purpose of this position is to support a health economics program within CHSR, including but not limited to; work with researchers within the health economics and telehealth CRE teams to strengthen the economic evaluation and implementation aspects of telehealth programs, conduct original research to understand the incentive barriers for the scale-up of telehealth programs, including financial incentives, market competition, and individual and organisational behaviours, and contribute economics expertise to existing research in the field on telehealth.

The person:

The person should hold a PhD in Health Economics or equivalent, and have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of Health Economics in relation to clinical and health services research. This position seeks to attract an emerging researcher who wishes to develop a career in health economics and evaluation. The candidate should have a strong background in quantitative microeconomics, knowledge and experience in health system analysis and/or game theories is a plus. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will work with supervisors to secure additional income to ensure growth of the health economic program and to ensure longevity of the position. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, one year fixed-term appointment at Academic Level A/B in the range of AUD$91,454  - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$95,408 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position description

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To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Tracy Comans, telephone +61-7-3176-5530 or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Application closing date  

18 May 2018 11:55pm E.Australian Standard Time