Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment

Nathan, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

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We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) within the School of Medicine at Griffith University was established in 2008. The Centre currently employs 25 staff on contract research projects, fellowships and research grants, and has a number of affiliated HDR students. The Centre is self-funded with an emphasis on teamwork. There are several strong research themes in health economics, including economic evaluation, measurement of health outcomes, and priority setting. This research has attracted multiple research grants from national bodies (eg the ARC and NHMRC). Staff in the Centre are also associated with one or more of the research programs within Griffith University's Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ).

The opportunity

We are currently seeking two Research Fellows to provide high level expertise in health technology assessment (HTA) of health care interventions. HTA involves providing objective evidence-based appraisals of proposals for medical services/procedures and pharmaceutical products using a wide range of skills including critical appraisal of clinical trial evidence, quantitative analysis, and systematic literature reviews to name a few. The incumbents will be key members of the research team undertaking evaluation of industry submissions of new technologies for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Medical Benefits Schedule.

These are fixed term (three years), full time positions based at the Nathan campus.

About you

These positions will suit either graduates in health economics or experienced researchers who wish to apply their knowledge and expertise directly into health policy decisions. The positions provide a unique opportunity to contribute to health technology assessment expertise within the CAHE that has direct impact on health policy within Australia, while also encouraging traditional academic research by developing a research program of interest to the appointees.

To be successful in this role you will have strong quantitative skills and experience in systematic review, meta-analysis and/or cost-effectiveness analysis. You will have experience in the supervision of research staff and participation in grant applications and tenders. You will also have research interests in public health, epidemiology, health services research or health economics aligned with the Centre's strategic objectives. A PhD or equivalent industry experience is required for appointment at Grade 2.

Salary range

Research Fellow, Grade 2: $90,697 - $107,706 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $106,116 - $126,017 per annum.

Research Fellow, Grade 1: $70,744 - $83,217 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $82,771 - $97,365 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and 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.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

Obtain the position description and application requirements 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, School of Medicine on +61 (0) 7 3735 9132 or Associate Professor Martin Downes, Menzies Health Institute Queensland on +61 (0) 7 3735 9106.

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

Closing date: Monday, 28 May 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

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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