Health Economics Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow

University of Melbourne
January 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:$135,032 - $155,698
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Contract Type:Fixed Term position
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Health Economics Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow

Job no: 0057798 Location: Parkville Role type: Fixed Term position available for 2 Years Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Global and Population Health Salary: Level C - $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. or Level D - $162,590 - $179,123 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About The Health Economics Unit

The Health Economics Unit is a thriving unit of about 24 health economists and 10 PhD students. The HEU delivers a successful programme of teaching within the Masters in Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation. HEU is also a member of the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UMHEG) which also includes Nossal Institute for Global Health, The Department of Economics and Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research.

About the Role

We are seeking a health economist with an established publication record to join our team and lead a program of research on the Health Economics of Genomic Medicine Implementation. This post provides a unique opportunity to develop a high-impact program of methodological and applied health economics research to support the translation of genomic medicine in the State of Victoria and across Australia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting research activities consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program
  • Assisting with preparing high-quality research outputs in peer review journals, including methodological and empirical research findings
  • Collaboration with a multi-disciplinary research team and with researchers
  • Developing and managing a research program consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program
  • About You You will be an ethical leader who values diversity and works effectively with individual differences. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work collaboratively, develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent professional qualification in health economics, or in economics with a demonstrated track record in health economic research
  • Evidence of distinguished national standing in health economic research.
  • An outstanding research career in health economic related, including a strong publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals and demonstrated success in obtaining research funding.
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, visit https: //

    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

    Advertised: 24 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 05 Jan 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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