Senior Research/Research Fellow, Prostate Cancer Economics

Brisbane, Australia
09 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

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 Health Group at Griffith University is one of the largest academic health groups in the Australian University sector. With eight schools across five campuses it is a leader in health education and research in South East Queensland.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) focuses on allied health research, building on its strength of interdisciplinary approaches underpinned by outstanding biomedical and social research. Developing healthy communities through research and research translation is a key priority and this is supported by strong links with community and health organisations. Research staff in the Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) are members of the MHIQ which undertakes research across the lifecycle to identify key factors that influence health.

The CAHE has research themes in economic evaluation, measurement of health outcomes, and priority setting. One of the large scale grants received by the Centre is an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship. The CAHE undertake research into a wide range of healthcare issues using economic methods, including valuation of health, economic evaluation of healthcare interventions, and priority setting. The Centre has a number of substantive research grants, collaborations with industry partners, and major contracts with the Australian Government which directly influence health policy.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Professor, Health Economics (Chronic Disease), this role will focus on the economic aspects of Prostate Cancer as part of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship. The role will primarily be involved in the economics of psychosocial and psycho-sexual health for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and will work closely with all participating institutes. The Research Fellow will also contribute to other applied health economics initiatives within the Centre.

This is a full-time fixed term appointment to 29 October 2021, based at the Nathan campus. Applicants must address the selection criteria as per the application process and level of appointment will be based on skills, qualifications and experience

About you

The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in a health economics or relevant field such as health data analytics and will have demonstrated strengths and knowledge of diverse research approaches and methodologies. The successful applicant will also have:

  • Proven organisational skills, general computer and statistical computer literacy skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as a member of a team and to work within deadlines.
  • Proven written and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience supervising higher degree research students is desirable.

Salary range

Research Fellow (Grade 2): $92,511 - $109,860 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,238 - $128,537 per annum.

Senior Research Fellow: $113,326 - $130,675 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $132,592 - $152,890 per annum.

A generous relocation allowance is available for the right applicant.

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.

Obtain the position description 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.

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 professioFnal 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 informatio

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Director Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine on +61 (0)7 3735 9132.

For application queries, please contact Ms Rishika Qazi, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7999 or email

Closing date: Friday, 29 June 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.