Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation (CHERE)
UTS Business School
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The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is part of the UTS Business School and is recognised nationally and internationally as a Centre of excellence in health economics. Our areas of expertise include economic evaluation and health technology assessment, applied econometrics, discrete choice experiments, health outcome measurement and policy evaluation.
We are experiencing an exciting period of growth and have a number of research roles available in a number of areas for those with the relevant expertise.
About the Roles
You will work independently and as part of a team on key research project tasks under the direction of your supervisor and other senior members of CHERE. You will have the opportunity to produce high quality research papers, reports and presentations and to enhance your own scholarly standing.
There are three Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow roles available in the following areas:
- Economic evaluation and health technology assessment – The successful applicant will contribute to the program of work in economic evaluation and health technology assessment (HTA). This includes undertaking independent research, commissioned work and performing critical appraisal of health technology assessments. A key component of the role will be evaluating submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and preparing health technology assessment reports for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) or other HTA agencies. The successful applicant will develop modelled cost-effectiveness analyses, analyse clinical trial and patient data, prepare high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to researcher initiated projects.
- Quantitative evaluation of health policy and health programs – The successful applicant will contribute to the program of work in quantitative evaluation of health policy and health programs. This includes projects evaluating the impact of health policy initiatives and health programs as well as health system performance analysis. Key responsibilities will include undertaking literature reviews, development of analysis plans for research projects and research proposals, undertaking analysis of administrative, survey and other data including linked data, preparing high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles and contributing to researcher-initiated projects.
- Measurement and valuation of health outcomes – The successful applicant will contribute to the program of work in the measurement and valuation of health outcomes. This includes projects in developing and testing new instruments for the measurement of quality of life, and the use of valuation methods (such as discrete choice experiments) to develop scales for use in the economic evaluation of health interventions. Key responsibilities will include undertaking literature reviews, involvement in the development of study designs and research proposals, coordination of data collection, analysis of existing quality of life and related data, preparing high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles and contributing to researcher-initiated projects.
You will also having the opportunity to contribute to teaching and professional development and related activities and to achieving the Centre’s performance targets.
You will have a postgraduate degree or PhD in economics, health economics, health service research or a related subject (PhD essential for level C). You will also have significant research experience in your area of expertise along with project management experience, skills in writing grant applications, and, for appointment at the more senior level, a strong track record of peer reviewed publications.
You are also an excellent communicator and have the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative networks throughout the university as well as nationally and internationally.
For a full list of the role responsibilities and selection criteria for each role please click here and download the relevant position statement on the UTS website.
Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range:
$103,981 – $123,067 p.a. (Level B Research Fellow)
$126,402 – $145,162 p.a. (Level C Senior Research Fellow)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.
UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.
The positions are full-time and appointments will be made on a fixed term basis for two years.
HOW TO APPLY
For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities and to apply please click here . You are required to address the selection criteria for your role in your application. Please submit this along with a cover letter and a current CV. Please ensure your application clearly states for which role you are applying.
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Closing Date: Monday 22nd July 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)
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