Position Available: PBAC Senior Evaluator – Health Economist
The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in health economics. CHERE is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow or Associate Professor with experience in health economics, biostatistics or health services research to contribute to the leadership of the economic evaluation team.
The economic evaluation team undertakes independent research, commissioned work and performs critical appraisal of health technology assessments. A key component of the role will be evaluating Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) submissions and preparing health technology assessment reports for the Medical Benefits Advisory Committee.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Contributing to the leadership of the economic evaluation team at CHERE
- Managing the day-to-day running of the PBAC evaluation group
- Liaise with the Department of Health
- Mentor/Supervise junior team members
- Ensure commentaries are completed on time and to the required standard
Other task include:
- Developing and managing research projects within the overall program of research
- Submit grant applications and identify commissioned research opportunities
- Produce high quality papers for publication and participate in and present papers at academic conferences and in policy forums
- Assist with teaching and supervision of doctoral students
- You will be an effective team leader, working closely with health economists, clinical experts and biostatisticians.
To be successful in applying for this role, you should have:
- Demonstrated ability to plan, conduct, lead a research team and manage junior staff members
- Skills in the use and interpretation of economic evaluation in health care, or related research
- Excellent written and quantitative skills, with experience in using modelling software, such as excel and TreeAge
- Knowledge of the Australia Health Care System, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) process and experience critiquing submissions to the PBAC (desirable)
- A track record in peer-reviewed publications and generating research income Level C (desirable), Level D (essential)
- Doctoral qualifications in economics or health services research or equivalent Level C (desirable), Level D (essentia
Base Salary Range: $119,083 to $157,475 pa (Level C to Level D)
This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.
Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.
Whilst as Australia’s premier city, Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 10 cities worldwide for quality-of-living.
This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 24 months.
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Closing Date: Monday 12th March 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)
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