The Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) is seeking a talented postdoctoral researcher to conduct and participate in collaborative research on the Health Economy that will impact public policy debate
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The Centre for the Health Economy
Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on health, ageing and human services. Our vision is to create a world where decision makers are empowered with applied, trusted and influential research into health and human services policy and systems. Our mission is to deliver leading innovative research by operating professionally, collaboratively and sustainably.
To this end, we undertake collaborative research for government and non-government organisations to make an impact. Our research is used to inform public debate, assist decision-making, and help formulate strategy and policy.
Our primary area of interest is investigating the Health Economy at the macro level, with particular focus on the interdependencies of these systems with each other, and the broader economy. This includes investigating factors that impact the health and wellbeing of populations, and system wide functions, such as competition in health and human services, workforce, funding models, and performance frameworks.
We also work collaboratively across the University, including the Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Human Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, including the world renowned Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI).
We are seeking a talented individual with experience in health economics or biostatistics to contribute to a number of projects within our economic evaluation team. A key component of the role will be evaluating Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) submissions, and conduct research for the purposes of publishing in leading academic journals, and research sponsored by government, business and not-for-profit organisations.
The successful candidate will:
Conduct economic evaluations, including modelled cost-effectiveness analysis
Critically appraise PBAC submissions
Analyse clinical trial and patient data
Undertake, manage and report on collaborative research projects across a number of faculties, disciplines and University enterprises
Prepare high quality written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles
Co-supervise Masters and PhD students working on related projects
Engage and liaise with government, business and not-for-profit organisations in relation to sponsored research.
To be considered for this position, please address the selection criteria above and attach as a separate document in the application process.
Essential Selection Criteria
A post-graduate qualification in health economics, epidemiology, statistics, pharmacy or pharmacology.
Proven teamwork and relationship building skills, including the ability to contribute to collaborative research.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
Willingness and ability to engage with government and non-government organisations.
Additional selection criteria
Make independent and original contributions to research with significant impact.
A strong record of published work or other demonstrated scholarly activities.
Excellent quantitative skills, with experience in using modelling software such as Excel, TreeAge, and STATA
Skills in statistical analysis, data interpretation, conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Desirable Selection Criteria
Experience in conducting academic research.
Publications in leading journals.
Familiarity with the Australian health care system.
Experience working with senior academics and industry partners.
Commitment and ability to work with research students.
Proven record of research independence.
Able to commence with minimal delay.
Salary Package: Salary will be subject to qualifications and experience. It will range from $70,374 - $94,760 p.a. (Level A) to $99,879 - $118,174 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
Application Deadline: 11:55pm Monday 7 August 2017
Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.
About Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
Macquarie University's Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) is a research centre, established as a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on health, ageing and human services. Our vision is to create a world where decision makers are empowered with applied, trusted and influential research into health and human services policy and systems. Our mission is to deliver leading innovati...ve research by operating professionally, collaboratively and sustainably.
To this end, we undertake research funded by competitive academic grants, and research funded by government and non-government organisations. Our purpose is to inform public debate, assist decision-making, and help formulate strategy and policy. Our research focus areas include:
Mental health care
We are also concentrating our research efforts across system wide functions, such as competition, workforce, funding models, and performance frameworks within health and human services sectors.
Our point of difference lies in our approach to research. We work collaboratively across the University, including the Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the University's world renowned health research centres, including the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) and Centre for Emotional Health.
Our collaborative approach also extends to world leading Universities in the US, Europe and Asia, and to government and non-government partners that are committed to funding independent research on the health economy.