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Post Graduate Research Fellow

Job no: 496829
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

* Work with leading academics
* Innovative and supportive environment
* Full-time, 3-year fixed-term

Macquarie University is a workplace like no other. From our inception we have crossed traditional boundaries. We developed the first electronic calculator for the blind, wireless internet technology and the Macquarie Dictionary. We were the first university in Australia to introduce childcare on campus and the first to appoint a female Vice-Chancellor. We were founded to be different, and we have always been at the forefront of changes to the way we work, live and learn.

We are recognised globally as one of Australia's leading research universities. We recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability. We have been among the top-rated employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index since it was founded 2010. We are, definitively, a world-class university for students and staff. We're investing heavily in new buildings, courses and staff, and collaborating with businesses here and around the world including Cochlear Ltd, Intel and the CSIRO.

Our University is set on a wide, park-like campus, with all the facilities you would expect in a world class CBD. With our new high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, excellent transport, and the newly expanded Macquarie Park shopping mall next door, Macquarie is a great place to work and relax.

The Centre for the Health Economy

Macquarie University's Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on health, ageing and human services. Our vision is to create a world where decision makers are empowered with applied, trusted and influential research into health and human services policy and systems. Our mission is to deliver leading innovative research by operating professionally, collaboratively and sustainably.

To this end, we undertake collaborative research for government and non-government organisations to make an impact. Our research is used to inform public debate, assist decision-making, and help formulate strategy and policy.

Our primary area of interest is investigating the Health Economy at the macro level, with particular focus on the interdependencies of these systems with each other, and the broader economy. This includes investigating factors that impact the health and wellbeing of populations. Our five strategic research areas include:

* Integrated care
* Mental health care
* Health technology
* Aged care
* Disability care

We are also researching system wide functions, such as competition in health and human services, workforce, funding models, and performance frameworks.

We also work collaboratively across the University, including the Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Human Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, including the world renowned Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI).

The Role:

We are seeking a talented individual with experience in health economics or biostatistics to contribute to a number of projects within our economic evaluation team. The key components of the role will be to evaluate Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) submissions, and to conduct research for the purposes of publishing in leading academic journals, and research sponsored by government, business and not-for-profit organisations.

The successful candidate will:

* Conduct economic evaluations, including modelled cost-effectiveness analysis
* Critically appraise PBAC submissions
* Analyse clinical trial and patient data
* Undertake, manage and report on collaborative research projects across a number of faculties, disciplines and University enterprises
* Prepare high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles
* Co-supervise Masters and PhD students working on related projects
* Engage and liaise with government, business and not-for-profit organisations in relation to sponsored research.

Essential Selection Criteria

* A post-graduate qualification in health economics, epidemiology, statistics, pharmacy or pharmacology.
* Proven teamwork and relationship building skills, including the ability to contribute to collaborative research.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
* Willingness and ability to engage with government and non-government organisations.

Additional selection criteria

* Make independent and original contributions to research with significant impact.
* A strong record of published work or other demonstrated scholarly activities.
* Excellent quantitative skills, with experience in using modelling software such as Excel, TreeAge, and STATA
* Skills in statistical analysis, data interpretation, conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Desirable Selection Criteria

* Experience in conducting academic research.
* Publications in leading journals.
* Familiarity with the Australian health care system.
* Experience working with senior academics and industry partners.
* Commitment and ability to work with research students.
* Proven record of research independence.
* Able to commence with minimal delay.

Salary Package:

Salary will be subject to qualifications and experience. It will range from Level B, Step 1 ($99,879 p.a.) to Level B, Step 6 ($118,174 p.a.) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, Fixed-term for a period of up to 3 years

To be considered for this position, please address the selection criteria above and attach as a separate document in the application process. To apply, use the apply button in this ad.

Specific Role Enquiries: Ashley Soytemiz on ashley.soytemiz@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alexander Righton on alexander.righton@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Monday, 27 February 2017 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

Advertised: 02 Feb 2017 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 27 Feb 2017 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Date Posted
Sydney, NSW 2113
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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