Senior Research Fellow (Health Technology Assessment/Economics)

at Griffith University

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. The Centre for Applied Health Economics, within the School of Medicine, based in the Sir Samuel Griffith building at the Nathan campus, seeks a highly motivated senior analyst to undertake economic evaluations and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) for national policy makers. The Centre is self-funded, and this 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. CAHE has a strong emphasis on mentoring staff and establishing career pathways and training for those keen to progress within the Centre. On the job training is essential in some of the specialised fields covered by the Centre, and external training opportunities and conference presentations are encouraged for all staff.

The opportunity

The key roles for the successful candidate will be to complete appraisals of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. This includes supervision of junior staff undertaking HTA. Additional duties may include undertaking preparing or appraising submissions to the Medical Services Advisory Committee for listing on the Medical Benefits Schedule, 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. This is a full-time fixed term appointment to 30 June 2021, based at the Nathan campus. Applicants must address the selection criteria as per the application process.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience in HTA and the evaluation of industry submissions to the PBAC. An advanced tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as health economics or an evidence-based medicine discipline, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills and leadership skills, is expected. 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 writing reports for the Australian Government or a strong track of research publications and a sound understanding of the Australian health policy-making environment.

Salary range

Senior Research Fellow $113,326.94 - $130,675.89 per annum. Salary package including 17 % employer superannuation contribution: $132,592.52 - $152,890.79 per annum.

A generous relocation allowance is available for the right applicant.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • 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

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

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 3735 9132. For application queries, please contact Ms. Rishika Qazi, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7999 or email:

Closing date: Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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