Research Fellow (Health Economics)

University of Melbourne

Job no: 0059070
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About The Health Economics Unit

The Health Economics Unit (HEU) is a thriving unit of about 24 health economists and 10 PhD students. The HEU delivers a successful programme of teaching within the Masters in Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation .  HEU is also a member of the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UMHEG) which also includes Nossal Institute for Global Health, The Department of Economics and Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research.

About the Role

We are seeking those interested in joining our talented health economics team with an opportunity to work on high impact projects on the Economics of Genomic Technologies and Genomic Medicine. The post(s) will provide an exciting opportunity to specialise in health economic evaluation and preference-elicitation methodologies in the context of genomics and precision medicine, and to inform national health policy working alongside Australian Genomics.

Working as part of research team, you will be expected to support, develop and manage a program of health economics research under direction from A/Prof Ilias Goranitis and Prof Kim Dalziel. The precise research program for the position will be devised to reflect the skills, experience and research interests of the successful applicant.

Responsibilities include:

  • With broad direction from supervisors developing and managing a research program consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program.
  • Producing high quality research outputs in peer review journals including methodological and empirical research findings.
  • Contributing to and participate in teaching and learning activities in the school as requested. 
  • Responding to enquiries about health economics from external stakeholders and other clinical groups, including enquiries from external researchers wishing to have health economic input into their studies.

About You

To be successful for this role you will demonstrate high level skills related to collection, collation and analysis of health data. You will have superior communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal) as well as your ability to work within a research team to achieve project goals and meet deadlines. You will have a willingness to participate in teaching of short courses and to develop materials to promote the use of health economics in a wide variety of health economic studies within University of Melbourne and affiliated institutes and hospitals. You will also be confident in Quantitative research skills such as a major in econometric or economics.

You will also have:

  • PhD in Economics with a demonstrated experience in health-related research.
  • Experience publishing peer review publications, contributing to conference presentations and the preparation of research grant applications commensurate with opportunity.
  • Previous experience in teaching.
  • Experience conducting preference-elicitation research.
  • Experience in working and analysing data sets including use of STATA, Ngene or NLOGIT. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with researchers from other disciplines including, but not restricted to the areas of epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical medicine.

Please note: To be considered for this role, you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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