The Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) is seeking to employ a Research Fellow in Health Economics.
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Macquarie University’s Centre for the Health Economy 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 find out more about our centre people, projects, research and strategic priorities visit our website.
This is an opportunity to be involved at the early stages of recent expansion in MUCHE’s research portfolio. The research fellow will assist with the preparation of grant applications, the development of new projects that will impact public policy debate and contribute to the delivery of new collaborative health economics research projects.
The successful candidate will:
Engage and liaise with government and non-government organisations and other researchers to explore new grant opportunities.
Assist in writing grant applications for ARC and NHMRC funding, and funding from government and non-government organisations.
Search for and critically appraise relevant literature, survey and industry data to explore new research questions.
Apply econometric techniques to analyse large panel datasets, such as Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) data.
Undertake and report on collaborative research projects with academics from Macquarie University, other Australian universities, and international universities.
Prepare written reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term for a period of three years.
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.
To be considered for this position, please address the essential selection criteria below (maximum 2 pages) and attach as a separate document in the application process.
Essential selection criteria:
An undergraduate degree in economics.
Specialisation in health economics ideally at Masters level.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
Skills in applied econometrics and ideally experience in using software such as Stata.
Willingness and ability to engage with government and non-government organisations.
Being able and prepared to collaborate across academic disciplines.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Package: Salary will be subject to qualifications and experience. It will range from $70,374 - $94,760 p.a. (Level A), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
About 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 innovative 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, Fac...ulty 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.