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Research Fellow Health Economics

Griffith University, Queensland, Australia - Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE)

About Griffith University
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We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, and our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we are proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment, which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) was established in 2008, within the School of Medicine, and is based at the Nathan campus. The Centre currently employs 25 staff on contract research projects, fellowships and research grants, and has a number of affiliated HDR students. The Centre is self-funded with an emphasis on teamwork. There are several strong research themes in health economics, including economic evaluation, measurement of health outcomes, and priority setting. This research has attracted multiple research grants from national bodies (eg the ARC and NHMRC). Staff in the Centre are also associated with one or more of the research programs within Griffith University's Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ).

The opportunity
The primary role for this position will be to conduct research on a variety of CAHE research projects to produce high impact publications and reports. The position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to health economic expertise within the CAHE that has direct impact on health policy within Australia while also encouraging development of a research program of interest to the incumbent.

This is a full time fixed term (2 years) position based at the Nathan campus.

About you

The successful applicant will conduct research to produce high impact scholarly outputs in a professional and ethical manner, including epidemiological, biostatistical and/or health economics analysis. They will be someone with high level analytical skills with research interests in public health, epidemiology, health services research or health economics aligned with the Centre's strategic objectives. The person will require excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as exceptional skills in priority setting. If you are keen to work as part of the broader team both internal and with a wider cross-section of external stakeholders, this could be the position for you.

Salary range
Research Fellow, Grade 1 - $73,791 - $86,579 per annum plus 17% superannuation.

Research Fellow, Grade 2 - $94,361 - $112,057 per annum plus 17% superannuation.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griff ith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Director Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine on +61 (0)7 3735 9132 or Associate Professor Joshua Byrnes, School of Medicine, +61 (0)7 3735 9107,

For application queries, please contact Meg Quinn, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Friday, 28 June 2019, 5pm AEST . All applications must be submitted online.

Customer advert reference: 112456 

Location: Nathan - Australia
Salary: AU$73,791 to AU$112,057
£39,581.49 to £60,107.37 converted salary* per annum plus 17% superannuation.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th May 2019
Closes: 28th June 2019
Job Ref: 112456
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