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Research Fellow in Health Economics

Apply now Job no: 501553
Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Health

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Full time, FTE until May 2022
  • Level B $99,346 + 17% Superannuation 

The Research Fellow is expected to contribute to the research output of Deakin Health Economics and the Institute for Health Transformation. The Research Fellow may be required to undertake limited postgraduate teaching and administrative responsibilities.

This is a new fixed-term position funded primarily by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Initiate and conduct research (primarily economic evaluation modelling for eating disorder and high body mass index (BMI) prevention interventions) under limited supervision either as a member of a team, or independently (where appropriate), to achieve the objectives of the funded project.
  • Conduct research and engage in scholarly publication, personally and in research teams and prepare findings/results for oral and written communication, producing or contributing to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research.
  • Contribute to the preparation, or where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.
  • Develop research-related material for teaching, or other purposes with appropriate guidance from other staff.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent qualification.
  • Economic evaluation modelling experience in the mental health sector or high BMI prevention contexts
  • Demonstrated skills in the coordination of data collection, data entry and analysis using software packages such as Excel, Triage and Ersatz.
  • Post-doctoral research experience, which has resulted in publications, conference papers, reports, or professional or technical contributions, which give evidence of research ability.
  • A research track record in economic evaluation (particularly in the mental health and/or high BMI prevention areas and a demonstrated ability to plan, initiate and conduct high quality research.
  • Experience with a range of economic evaluation techniques.
  • Experience working within the mental health or high BMI prevention economics context would be highly desirable.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Position Description - Research Fellow.pdf

Applications for this position close on 14 June 2020.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Cathy Mihalopoulos on cathy.mihalopoulos@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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