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Research FellowSenior Research Fellow

Exciting opportunity to develop your research career as a leader in the health economics of genomics • work within an international multidisciplinary research collaboration

Located at University of Sydney School of Public Health, Camperdown Campus

3 year fixed term opportunity with base salary $104K - $147K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity  
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow (Level B) / Senior Research Fellow (Level C) within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health to investigate the health economics of genomics. The position is funded from a research grant held by a senior academic and offers the successful applicant a wonderful opportunity to develop their own collaborative research program and become a research leader in this exciting and rapidly progressing field. Within the School, this position will sit in the Wiser Healthcare research collaboration, a collaboration spanning the University of Sydney, Bond University, Monash University, the University of Wollongong, and international colleagues. In this role, you will have opportunities to pursue your own research interests whilst working alongside academics with expertise in the fields of economic evaluation, health technology assessment, discrete choice experiments, economic modelling, and ethics, as well as expertise in policy and decision making.  The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to applications for competitive research funding, and to contribute more broadly to wider research programmes within the School of Public Health.
About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow who possesses:

PhD in health economics, public health, or related discipline
demonstrated track record in the economics of genomics, or screening and diagnostic test evaluation
demonstrated understanding and experience in health technology assessment and policy communication
outstanding oral and written communication skills, particularly a demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical economic analyses to audiences outside your own discipline
demonstrated track record of peer reviewed publications in health economics, public health or a related area
understanding of health system financing and policy implementation
experience and skills in conducting cost effectiveness analysis
ability to work in a multidisciplinary academic environment, and independently as required, and preparedness to contribute more broadly to teaching and research programmes within the school
demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines in a higher education context

Our preferred candidate would also ideally demonstrate:

Success in being awarded external funding support for research – either through bodies such as NHMRC or through government or industry contracts.
Experience with postgraduate research student supervision

About us
The School of Public Health is Australia’s first established and leading school of public health with a community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres focusing on a wide array of public health issues. Today the school has more than 300 staff and over 1000 students.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Kirsten Howard on 02 9351 2587 or
For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Soumaya Benyassine on 02 8627 9123 or
Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.
Job Reference No. 588/0319F-1
Closing date: 11:30pm, 17 July 2019
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
© The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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