Senior Research Fellow for Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics
Griffith University School of Medicine

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The Centre for Applied Health Economics, within the School of Medicine, based in the Sir Samuel Griffith building at the Nathan campus, seeks a highly motivated senior analyst to undertake economic evaluations and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) for national policy makers. The Centre is self-funded, and this position provides an opportunity to work with an excellent team of health economists and biostatisticians in a multi-disciplinary setting, to deliver high quality HTA’s and economic advice with significant impact on policy.

CAHE has a strong emphasis on mentoring staff and establishing career pathways and training for those keen to progress within the Centre. On the job training is essential in some of the specialised fields covered by the Centre, and external training opportunities and conference presentations are encouraged for all staff.

This is a fixed term (3 year), full-time appointment based at the Nathan campus.

The opportunity

The key roles for the successful candidate will be to complete appraisals of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. This includes supervision of junior staff undertaking HTA.

Additional duties may include undertaking preparing or appraising submissions to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for listing on the Medical Benefits Schedule, collaborating on research grant applications, and producing high quality research outputs such as reports to government bodies and publications in scientific journals.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience in HTA and the evaluation of industry submissions to the PBAC. An advanced tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as health economics or an evidence-based medicine discipline, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills and leadership skills, is expected.

They will have experience in designing and undertaking decision analytic models and/or evidence-based medicine research. In addition, the successful candidate will have a record of writing reports for the Australian Government or a strong track of research publications and a sound understanding of the Australian health policy-making environment.

Salary range

Senior Research Fellow $115,593 - $133,289 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $135,243 - $155,948.

A generous relocation allowance is available for the right applicant.

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. 00059054_PD.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

For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Martin Downes, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine on +61 (0)7 3735 9106.

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

Closing date: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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