• The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 26, 2021

Job Description:

Within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health there is an active health economics research and teaching program (the Health Economics Unit) as part of the multi-disciplinary Centre for Health Policy. The Health Economics Unit also functions in partnership with the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research (MISCH) Hub, which provides high quality clinical and health research support across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and affiliated hospitals and institutes.

We are seeking a health economist to join the Health Economics Unit and MISCH Hub to work on a variety of projects that include economic evaluation alongside clinical studies and registries and model-based evaluations of interventions in clinical areas such as cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression and dementia. As part of the MISCH Health Economics node, the appointee will provide advice and support regarding the health economics aspects of clinical research such as study design and methods for health economic data collection and analyses, provide inputs to the pilot and/or novel studies that lead to new collaborations and grant development to attract funding, and prepare reports and contribute to publications presenting research findings. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the management of the health economics projects and preparation of the teaching and workshops related to economic evaluations alongside clinical trials.

The position will require postgraduate qualifications in health economics or in economics, or a related quantitative discipline, with a demonstrated interest in health-related research. A track record in conducting research leading to peer review publications is highly desirable. Given the nature of the research, strong quantitative research skills are required such as a major in econometrics or statistics.

Working as part of the research team, you will be expected to support, develop and manage a program of health economics research under direction from Associate Professor Kim Dalziel (Head of Health Economics Unit) and supervision of Dr An Tran (Head of MISCH Health Economics Node). The precise research program for the position will be devised to reflect the skills, experience and research interests of the successful applicant.

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