Research Assistant (Health Economics)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0059043
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 A– $77,171 - $104,717 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
The HEU closely collaborates with the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI) and the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research (MISCH) Hub to provide support to health economic study design and analysis. The ACADI aims to deliver novel interventions for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications via over 20 clinical and translational projects. The ACADI Health Economics Platform, led by Prof Philip Clarke and Dr An Duy Tran from the HEU, provides health economic support to clinical projects within the Centre and coordinates a health economic project which aims to develop a framework for economic evaluations of emerging interventions for diabetes in the Australian setting.

We are seeking a researcher with strong quantitative skills who will contribute to the Health Economics Platform and the health economic project within the ACADI. The major focus of this position will be adaptation of existing simulation models for diabetes to the Australian setting, derivation of costs and quality of life associated with diabetes-related complications, analysis of costs and health outcomes, and cost-effectiveness analysis of new technologies for diabetes management. The appointee will report to the leaders of the ACADI Health Economics Platform.

The successful applicant will also contribute to the health economic service and research at the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research (MISCH) Hub as requested. This involves health economic study design in grant application development and cost-effectiveness analyses of the funded projects.

Key responsibilities include:

About You
To be successful in this role you will demonstrate a proactive working aptitude and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project objectives and meet agreed deadlines. You will be confident in your high-level communication skills (written and verbal) as well as your excellent ability to write and publish research findings.

You will also have:

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

About the University
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Benefits of Working with Us
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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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