Senior Research Fellow

Macquarie University
February 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:$134,645 - $154,843
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Salary Package: Level C $134,645 - $154,843 (subject to qualifications and experience), plus 17% employers superannuation and annual leave loading Level D $161,704 – $177,866 (subject to qualifications and experience), plus 17% employers superannuation and annual leave loading Appointment Type: Full-time, 5-years fixed term. Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus North Ryde)


We are seeking a candidate experienced in economics and policy research with an interest in mental health. Applicants with quantitative skills, such as mathematics and epidemiology, will also be considered. The successful candidate will lead research projects with our policy evaluation and economic evaluation teams.

Working directly with the MUCHE Director, you will continue to build MUCHE's research capacity within mental healthcare. You will publish in leading academic journals and conduct research funded by competitive academic grants and external organisations. You will publish reports and submissions that directly contribute to the mental healthcare debate in Australia and internationally.

This role offers excellent opportunities to develop and strengthen your research skills and subject matter expertise, along with building grant success and managing a team of research fellows. You will actively contribute to the strategic direction and management of MUCHE.

MUCHE actively promotes career development, mentors staff, provides training and further education, and offers generous opportunities for domestic and international travel to academic conferences.

About Us

MUCHE is one of Australia's leading applied health economics research centres. It sits within the Macquarie University Business School and the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, 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.

By engaging with the world around us, Macquarie 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.

Macquarie University is engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 58 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. We have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. We rank amongst the top employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index, having recently earned a five-star rating in the QS World Rankings with the highest rating for employability. Take a look at the staff benefits on offer.

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

Essential selection criteria

  • An interest in mental healthcare or closely related sector.

  • A postgraduate degree in economics or a similar quantitative field.

  • Proven ability to lead successful grant applications.

  • Demonstrated sustainable research output through high quality publications.

  • Proven ability to build a strong, collaborative academic networks.

  • Demonstrated academic leadership within one's own discipline.

  • Demonstrated mentoring of junior staff or higher degree supervision.

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

    Recruitment Enquiries: Letitia Poile, Human Resources Consultant - [email protected]

    Applications close: Monday, 27 February 11:55 pm (AEDST

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, [email protected], 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:

    27/02/2023 11:59 PM

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