Research Fellow – Health Economics

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 21, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0062635
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population Global Health
Academic Levels A/B – $83,468 – $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
The Research Fellow, Health Economics will provide health economics expertise to a range of (externally) funded projects to determine if research outputs are economically viable. This position will be expected to produce high quality research outputs. The Research Fellow, Health Economics will assist with the preparation of research proposals, and will be expected to provide input into decisions about future studies, including the sourcing of potential funds and the development of grant applications. This position may also supervise or co-super of major honours or postgraduate research project within the research area.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
The ideal candidate for this role is one with a demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative research and publish outcomes in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. You should possess strong quantitative research skills, including econometrics, data analytics, and statistics. Experience in contributing to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations is essential. Additionally, the you should have the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a research team to achieve project goals and meet deadlines.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Cancer Health Services Research Unit
The Cancer Health Services Research unit is a research group embedded in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), with active collaborations with the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance (VCCC). The Cancer Health Services Research Unit is to develop a world-class data-driven research program focussing on organisation and access to value-based cancer care as well as the translation and integration of new laboratory findings such as in the field of genomics to improved cancer health services.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

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