Director for Center for Applied Health Economics
Griffith University Center for Applied Health Economics

About Griffith University
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We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're 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.

Over the past decade Griffith University has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s leading comprehensive research university, with strengths ranging from the creative arts, social sciences and humanities through to the physical and natural sciences, engineering and IT, health and medicine.

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) is self-funded, with an emphasis on teamwork, based within the School of Medicine and aligned with the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ). The Centre has several programs of research in health economics, including health technology assessment for the Australian Government, multiple research grants with national bodies (eg ARC, NHMRC), and has research programs around preference elicitation techniques such as discrete choice experiments, priority-setting including multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), and other applied technical fields including the expected value of perfect information (EVPI).

The opportunity
The Director of CAHE is a senior research position in the University to provide leadership in the economics of healthcare. They will maintain links with university, industry and government sectors and have the capacity to expand the Centre’s existing national and international networks. The Director will manage and develop the Centre’s collaborative partnerships within Griffith University and with external partners.

There may be the opportunity for the incumbent to undertake the role of the Program Director of the Economics, Policy and Innovation Centre for Health Systems (EPIC) – one of the four programs of the MHIQ.

The position is for a fixed term five year full time position renewable by agreement, subject to performance.

About you
The incumbent is expected to be a leader in their chosen field within health economic research and will provide leadership to the Centre. This leadership will include the management of the research environment, resources and facilities and will be instrumental in representing the CAHE.

In addition to providing leadership to the Centre, this challenging role is responsible for attracting significant external funding for research, liaising with other senior academic managers, nurturing national and international collaborations, and representing the Centre within the University and externally among local, national, and international stakeholders.

This position is designed for the incumbent to provide high level expertise, mentorship and support to staff in undertaking pragmatic clinical trials and implementation trials, measuring health outcomes (eg strength of preferences around quality of life), health service and economic outcomes. Oversight of the translation of research outcomes to policy and practice will be an important component of the role, therefore, the incumbent will have a comprehensive understanding of the Australian health care system.

Salary range

A salary package that includes a base salary of $179,288 per annum, and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements and management loading are also available.

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: InfoPack_Director-CAHE.pdf
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.
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. Griffith'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

Griffith University is being assisted by Academic Search International for the appointment of this role. To learn more about this position and to apply, please contact Sonia Pechner at Academic Search International.

Confidential enquiries should be made to Sonia Pechner on +61 2 9238 2127 or

Closing date: Friday, 11 October 2019 at 5pm AEST.

All applications should be emailed to Academic Search International Sonia Pechner at

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