University of Sydney
Clinical Trials Centre
Sydney Medical School
Reference no. 1495/0717
- Role in a prestigious clinical trials centre based within the University of Sydney
- Develop your research profile in applied health economics
- Full-time fixed term for an initial 12 months, with further renewal. Ongoing employment after 12 months is subject to PhD enrolment, and Scholarship support is provided.
About the opportunity
The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and is a research centre of the University of Sydney.
This newly created research-focused position, calls for a health economist to undertake within-trial and modelled economic evaluations in cancer and cardiovascular disease; as well as decision-analytic modelling to support contracted work for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).
Working within a collaborative team, you will be responsible for analysis of resource use and utility estimation, calculation of cost-effectiveness, including sensitivity analyses and report writing.
You will have a strong intention to undertake a PhD in health economics and develop your academic career.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.
To succeed in securing this role you will have:
- a Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as health economics, biostatistics, mathematics, economics, epidemiology, pharmacy, engineering or similar field;
- 2 years’ experience in health technology assessment
- demonstrated advanced modelling skills using TreeAGE and Excel
- high level statistical computing skills using STATA, SAS, R, or similar
- a publication in a peer-reviewed medical or economics journal
- 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
- experience undertaking Value of Information (VOI) analysis is desirable
- experience in systematic review methodology is desirable.
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 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.
Closing date: 11.30pm 22 August 2017
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.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.
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