Opportunities at Griffith University – SRF & SRA’s

2 x Senior Research Assistant

Overview:
The Health Group at Griffith University is one of the largest academic health groups in the Australian University sector. With nine schools across five campuses it is a leader in health education and research in South East Queensland.The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) sits within the School of Medicine, based at the Nathan campus.  The CAHE was established in 2006, and currently employs 25 staff on contract research projects, fellowships and research grants, and has a number of affiliated HDR students. The Centre is self-funded, with an emphasis on teamwork. There are several strong research themes in health economics, including economic evaluation, measurement of health outcomes, and elicitation of preferences for health and health care using discrete choice experiments.  This research has attracted multiple research grants from national bodies (eg the ARC and NHMRC).The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) assess applications for government to fund new medicines and medical services in Australia. MSAC processes, all types of investigational or therapeutic medical services are included from pathology tests and services to surgical procedures and radiology scans. Part of the funding and regulatory process is to outsource the task of critically appraising and synthesizing the evidence on the clinical effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of these interventions. Collectively this is called ‘health technology assessment’. The submissions from industry or medical groups need to demonstrate that the service or product is cost-effective, i.e. provides value for money. The appraisals of those submissions are presented at the various government meetings and ultimately recommendations made to the Health Minister. Submissions are critically appraised including a judgment on their indicated use, target population, the adequacy of patient information provided, the clinical efficacy, and the statistical analyses of clinical and economic value. CAHE is the only independent assessment group in Queensland, providing these evaluations of industry and medical group submissions.

These are fixed term (initially until 30 June 2020), full time positions based at the Nathan campus. Applicants for part time employment may be considered

The role:
Key duties for the successful candidates will be to undertake clinical, epidemiologic and economic review of submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Medical Benefits Scheme.  In addition, the candidates will assist in the preparation of grant and tender applications, undertake (with guidance) economic evaluations and health technology assessments, and assist in preparing high quality reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication as required.

The person:
The successful candidates will have a Masters degree or higher in Health Economics, Public Health, Pharmacy, or another relevant field, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills including time management, and must be able to work independently.  In addition, the successful candidates will have an high level of understanding of the Australian health system and policy-making environment.  There is potential to undertake a PhD through the Centre during this period.

Salary range:
Senior Research Assistant, Grade 2: $89,359 – $92,709 per annum. Salary package including 17% superannuation contribution: $104,550 – $108,470 per annum.

Senior Research Assistant, Grade 1: $73,274 – $81,988 per annum. Salary package including 17% superannuation contribution: $85,732 – $95,926 per annum.

Application Requirements
Please ensure your application includes the following:

·Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description 103225_PD_Senior_Research_Assi
·One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
·Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:

o Full name, address, telephone number and email address;

o Details of education, professional training and qualifications;

o Employment history, including present position;

o Name and email contact of three referees.

Applicants for General staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

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

Further information:
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine on +61 (0) 7 3735 9132 or email p.scuffham@griffith.edu.au

For application queries, contact Ms Akansha Srivastav, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 4381 or email a.srivastava@griffith.edu.au

Closing date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016 at 5pm AEST.

 

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1 x Senior Research Fellow

Overview:
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 new 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 (3.5 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

The role:
The key roles for the successful candidate will be to co-lead the appraisal of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and prepare or appraise 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 a PhD in health economics, an evidence-based medicine discipline, or another relevant field, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills and potential leadership skills. 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 research publications and a strong understanding of the Australian health system and policy-making environment.  This position is initially to 30 June 2020, with the possibility of a further contract after this period subject to funding.

Salary range:
Senior Research Fellow: $109,463 – $126,220 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $128,072 – $147,678 per annum.

Application Requirements:
Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description –  103234_DP.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.

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

Further information:
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Chair in Health Economics, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine on +61 (0) 7 3373 9132.

For application queries, contact Ms Jagoda Piatkowska, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6658.

Closing date: Monday, 21 November 2016 at 5 pm AEST.

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