Research Fellow in Health Economics/Biostatistics

Sydney, Australia
06 Jun 2018
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27 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT)

Macquarie University’s Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT) is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on the impact of genomic testing and targeted therapy on patients and cascade testing on extended family members. Our vision is to provide research excellence with high policy relevance that reflects the experience of families who experience genetic disorders. Our work on genomics in built on our internationally recognised research program on the impacts of ill health on capacity on capacity to work and its cascading impacts on income, superannuation and savings, income in retirement for individuals, and for government increased welfare payments and reduced taxation revenue.

We have an extensive multidisciplinary collaborative network spanning other academic organisations, government, private industry and non-government organisations. Our research has been influential in the formulation of public policy.

The Role

We are seeking two talented individuals with experience in health economics or biostatistics to contribute to a series of key research projects. To be considered for this position, please address the selection criteria.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • A post-graduate qualification in health economics, epidemiology, statistics (Level B).
  • Proven teamwork and relationship building skills, including the ability to contribute to collaborative research.
  • Experience in producing publications in academic journals.
  • Excellent quantitative skills, with experience in using modelling software such as Excel and SAS
  • Skills in statistical analysis, data interpretation, conducting systematic reviews.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience working with government and non-government organisations.

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Familiarity with the Australian health care system.
  • Experience working with senior academics and industry partners.
  • Commitment and ability to work with research students.

Salary Package: Salary will be subject to qualifications and experience. It will range from $70,374 - $94,760 p.a. (Level A) to $99,879 - $118,174 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, Fixed-term for a period of 3 years

Specific Role Enquiries:  Sarah West, Research Officer on

Application Deadline: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 11:55 pm (AEST)

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.