Research Fellow

Macquarie University
November 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:$115,787 to $136,995
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The Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) seeks a talented researcher to conduct collaborative research on the health economy that will impact public policy debate.

· Salary Package: From $115,787 to $136,995 (Level B) p.a. (subject to qualifications and experience), plus 17% employers superannuation and annual leave loading

· Appointment Type: Full-time, 3-years fixed term.

· Location: Macquarie University Wallumattagul Campus (North Ryde)


We are seeking an experienced candidate in economic research with an interest in health and aged care. You will work directly with the Director and senior leaders, undertaking research projects within our policy evaluation team and our health preference team and work in collaboration to achieve shared goals.

A key component of the role will be undertaking research in mental health, aged care, integrated care and health care financing. You will be encouraged to publish in leading academic journals and conduct research funded by competitive academic grants and by government and non-government organisations.

As the successful candidate, you will undertake literature reviews, primary data collection, data linkage, econometric analysis, and manuscript preparation. You will also assist with writing grant applications and proposals.

This role offers excellent opportunities to develop and strengthen sophisticated skills in preference elicitation, policy evaluation, and econometrics, along with project management and external network development.

We actively promote career development, mentor staff, provide training and further education, and offer generous opportunities for domestic and international travel to academic conferences.

About You

You will have a demonstrated track record in conducting economic research, a strong research interest in the health and aged care sector, and an interest in collaborating with other academics on Category 1 grant funded research and undertaking research for government and non-government organisations.

About Us

MUCHE is one of Australia's leading applied health economics research centres. It sits within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) and Macquarie Business School. The AIHI is the largest health services research institute in Australia and one of the largest of its kind internationally, with close to 200 staff. The AIHI also includes the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, the Centre for Health Informatics, and the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research.

Macquarie University Business School helps provide students with the knowledge and insight to make a positive impact, produce innovative research, provide visionary analysis and demonstrate thought leadership. Macquarie University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and delivers an MBA ranked in the top 100 worldwide.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter (2-page maximum) that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Essential selection criteria:

· PhD (awarded or submitted) in economics or similar quantitative field with strong results.

· Evidence of developing a research portfolio.

· Demonstrated willingness to undertake research across a range of topic areas.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Demonstrated capability in undertaking research independently with minimal supervision.

· Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.

Experience in primary data collection (surveys, interviews, and focus groups) and discrete choice experiments is highly desirable but not an essential selection criterion.

Specific Role Enquiries: Ashley Soytemiz, Centre Manager - [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries: Mirna Alaaiddin, HR Assistant – [email protected]

Applications close: Tuesday 28th of November 2023 at 11:59 PM (AEDT)

Please note that this position is not available for visa sponsorship and the successful applicant must have work rights in Australia

If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

28/11/2023 11:59 PM

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