Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow – Data Analytics

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057460
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part time or Full time (0.8 – 1.0FTE); Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Global and Population Health
Level B - $110,236 – $130,900 or Level C - $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. (pro rata for part time) 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 - Centre for Health Policy
The Centre for Health Policy has diverse expertise and research interests spanning health economics and health services research. We foster a cross-disciplinary research and policy translation environment with the goals of delivering value-based health care solutions, underpinned by the analysis of health data, including but not limited to clinical and routinely collected data. We work closely with external stakeholders to co-design key questions of most relevance to end-users, and we undertake our own (independent) investigator-initiated analyses.

About the Role
As Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow you will carry out work under direction from Centre Director, Professor Adam Elshaug and Head of School, Professor Nancy Baxter. Professor Elshaug has developed a large program of work measuring and reducing waste (e.g., low-value care) to optimize value in health care, an area in which he and his team have developed novel, award winning methods utilising administrative health data.

The program includes collaborations with Commonwealth and State health departments, private health insurers, and other actors within healthcare. You will work across the entire program, focusing initially on two projects with stakeholder partners; the first is applying existing methods to provide low-value care metrics to new partners; the second is calculating the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on Australian in-hospital health service utilisation, with cross-country comparisons provided by partners.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You possess strong creativity and problem-solving abilities, with the ability to work semi-independently. Your demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a research team allows you to achieve project goals and meet deadlines.

You will also have:

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:

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Be Yourself
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.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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