Research Assistant/Research Fellow (Health Economics)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057487
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Global and Population Health
Salary: Level A or Level B depending on experience and qualifications; $77,171 - $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 - Centre for Health Policy

The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) strives to identify, critique, co-design, implement and evaluate policy options that protect the health of populations; to formulate, with partners, strategies that improve access, organisation, and delivery of health services or programs, particularly as they affect the most vulnerable; and to identify strategies for enhancing the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care systems in addressing the most pressing health and care challenges.

About the Role
This is an opportunity to join our talented health economics team and work on high impact projects on the Economics of 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:

About You
You will possess a high level of skills related to collection, collation and analysis of health data with excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and the capacity to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. Having knowledge of the health and welfare sectors, including pertinent data sources with experience publishing peer reviewed research publications is desirable but not essential.

You will also have:

In addition to the above, the Research Fellow, Level B appointee will be required to:

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.

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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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