Back to search results

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics

The University of Sydney - Health and Medical

Location: Sydney - Australia
Salary: From AU$118,390 or £62,342.28 (converted salary*) + 17% superannuation
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 0111110
  • Full-time, fixed-term contract for 5 years
  • Base Salary starting from $118,390 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The university is seeking to employ a Level B Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics to join the newly appointed research team conducting work within the Australian Research Council funded Laureate Project.

The Laureate project aims to address serious deficits in the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for one of its largest participant groups: people with severe mental illness.

The incumbent will primarily conduct work within a five-year Australian Research Council Laureate Project, under the supervision of Professor Jen Smith-Merry, within the Sydney School of Health Sciences located in the Susan Wakil Building on the Camperdown campus.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Complex ethics, data access approval processes and data management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Preparation of results, visualisation and reporting of research to various audiences
  • Development and participation in annual dissemination events
  • Conference participation
  • Data preparation and management of linked datasets
  • Development of surveys and quantitative data collection processes
  • The development of analysis plans and analysis of complex data sets

About you:

Essential 

  • PhD in Econometrics, Economics or Health Economics or related areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake statistical analysis with appropriate software and produce high-quality analyses and research outputs
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications in health economics, or a related area in Australia or relevant settings internationally
  • Have an interest in developing your capacity in disability and/or mental health policy-related research
  • Ability to undertake quantitative analysis using econometrics, and/or related strategies and develop high-quality analysis plans to understand the economic implications of policy for health and social care
  • Ability to critically consider inequity in the context of the funding of health and social care
  • Ability to adapt to a new research environment and develop your own program of research within the overall project
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary academic team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High-level planning and organisational skills
  • Police & a NSW working with childersn check is essential.

Desirable 

  • Expertise and experience in undertaking research related to social care and/or health systems
  • Experience in utilising administrative datasets
  • Experience with data linkage projects to evaluate health and/or social care resource use and costs
  • Experience working with stakeholders
  • Experience in research project management and ethics applications
  • Personal experience or understanding of disability and/or mental ill-health.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Please ensure your application includes a detailed cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed in the ‘About you” section.

For a discussion of the project and its aims please contact Jen Smith-Merry, Project lead by email to Jennifer.smith-merry@sydney.edu.au

Please ensure you read the terms of employment details by clicking on the job advertisment on the Usyd external careers page.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

* Salary has been converted at the prevailing rate on the date placed
Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge