Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow (Health Technology Assessment)

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 18 Jul 2024

Job no:0061592
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time, Part-time options will be considered by negotiation; Fixed-term for 12 months
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Global and Population Health
Salary: Academic B – $119,231 – $141,581 p.a. (pro rata) | Level C - $146,050 - $168,403 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% Super

  • Contribute to diverse projects involving health technology assessments, economic evaluations, and research in various medical fields.
  • Work in a collegial, and supportive team in a specialised field. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
This position with M-VAC will be required work on a variety of projects, particularly focusing on preparing high-quality health technology assessments evaluation reports. The program of work encompasses of a range of projects that may include economic evaluation alongside clinical studies and registries, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and/or model-based evaluations of pharmaceuticals and various health interventions. The Senior/Research Fellow will need to be able to critically appraise clinical evidence and clinical trials, as well as appraising health economics methodologies and conducting cost-effectiveness analysis. This position works within a small, specialised group of evaluators with a strong record of high-quality outputs in a rewarding field.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting evaluators and research activities consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program. 
  • Collaborating with a multi-disciplinary research team and leading discussions with stakeholders. 
  • Assisting with the preparation of high-quality health technology assessment evaluation reports. 

Who We Are Looking For
To be successful in this position, you will require a postgraduate qualification in a health-related field with training and experience in the skills critical to health technology assessment, such as systematic review, evidence appraisal, economic evaluation, and budget impact analysis. You should possess strong quantitative skills, and an ability to critique statistical analyses. You will need to be able to work effectively within a small, collaborative, multidisciplinary team, and have an organised approach to work, ensuring you can work to tight deadlines while still maintaining an accurate and  high-quality output of work.

You will also have:

  • An Honours or Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline (Economics, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and/or Health Technology Assessment). A PhD qualification in a relevant discipline for a Level C appointment. 
  • An ability to critically appraise clinical evidence and statistical methodologies and conduct cost-effectiveness analyses 
  • High level communication skills, able to deliver technical information in easy-to-understand terms 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Centre for Health Policy

The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is a leading independent voice in health policy, dedicated to improving population health, enhancing healthcare access, and strengthening health systems. We generate new evidence and insights to inform policy debates and decision making. Our diverse team of experts spans multiple disciplines, collaborating to address the most pressing health and care challenges. As a member of CHP, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to policy formulation, conduct cutting-edge research, and shape the future of healthcare. We offer a range of professional development opportunities, including short courses and teaching engagements, and are the coordinating home to M-VAC, conducting value-based assessments and evaluations to drive healthcare reforms. Join us and be part of a dynamic team committed to making a meaningful impact on health and well-being.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

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