Website The University of Sydney
- Develop your research profile in health economics methods in a prestigious clinical trials centre
- Located on the Camperdown Campus in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
- Full-time, 3-year fixed term and further renewal, with a base salary of $106K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation
About the opportunity
The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is funded through competitive research and industry grants and is a research centre within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.
This newly created research-focused position calls for a Health Economist to develop a value of information (VOI) analysis toolkit to support research prioritisation and impact assessment of randomised trials.
Working within a collaborative team, you will be responsible for development, piloting and implementation of the VOI toolkit, in collaboration with stakeholder groups. You will have the opportunity to contribute to cost effectiveness analyses alongside high-impact trials; and co-supervise higher degree research candidates.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Health Economist who has:
- a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline such as health economics, biostatistics, mathematics, economics, epidemiology, pharmacy, engineering or similar field
- experience in health technology assessment
- demonstrated advanced economic modelling skills using TreeAGE and Excel
- high level statistical computing skills using STATA, SAS, R, or similar
- first author publications in peer-reviewed medical or economics journals
- excellent analytic, written, and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively lead and/or work as part of a team
- a demonstrated ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications and reports
- experience using linked administrative data, e.g. Medicare, hospital episode statistics
- experience undertaking Value of Information (VOI) analysis is highly desirable.
The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a leader in clinical trials. Through excellence in research and trials, we improve practices, policy and health outcomes for patients globally. Since the CTC’s establishment in 1988, we have worked with our partners to contribute major advances in clinical care. This includes running over 200 clinical trials involving more than 80,000 patients and 800 international collaborators.
We service the full clinical trial spectrum — from assisting in establishing new groups by creating a research governance structure and terms of reference, identifying important questions related to public health, and concept and protocol development, through to randomisation, data collection, ethics and regulatory compliance, on-site monitoring and audit, and data analyses and manuscript preparation.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 880/0720F to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 30 August 2020
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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