Opportunity at Griffith University

Senior Research Fellow (Health Technology Assessment/Health Economics)

The Centre for Applied Health Economics, within the School of Medicine, based in the flagship building at the Nathan campus, seeks a highly motivated senior researcher to undertake economic evaluations and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) for national policy makers. The Centre is a self-funding unit, 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.

This is a fixed term (until June 2020), full time position based at the Nathan campus, with the possibility of a further contract after this period subject to funding.

The role:
The key roles for the successful candidate will be to lead the appraisal of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and assist in the preparation or appraisal of submissions to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for listing on the Medical Benefits Schedule.

Additional duties include undertaking HTA’s, collaborating on research grant applications, and producing high quality research outputs such as reports to government bodies and publications in scientific journals.  The Senior Research Fellow will be encouraged to pursue their own programme of research and allowances will be made for this.  They will take an active role on tender and grant applications, and provide academic leadership to other researchers from a variety of disciplines.

The person:
The successful candidate will have previous experience undertaking evaluations of industry submissions to the PBAC. You will have experience in designing and undertaking decision analytic models and/or evidence-based medicine research. In addition, you will have a track record of successfully applying for competitive grants and/or tenders and a strong understanding of the Australian health system and policy-making environment.

Salary range:
Senior Research Fellow: $111,104 – $128,113 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $129,993 – $149,893 per annum.

Application Requirements:
Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • 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.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date.  All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:
Obtain the information package and online application process by clicking the following link and searching for reference number 106876: https://www.griffith.edu.au/future-staff

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Chair in Health Economics, Centre for Applied Health Economics on +61 (0) 7 3735 9132.

For application queries, contact Ms Teagan Brown, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Thursday 23 November 2017 at 5pm AEST.

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.