ANU College of Health & Medicine
Research School of Population Health
Department of Health Services Research & Policy

Research Fellow Health Economist, Academic Level B

PURPOSE STATEMENT

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The Department of Health Services Research and Policy is a multidisciplinary department within the Research School of Population Health and is home to the newly established Health Policy Lab. The Health Policy Lab is premised on engagement and co-creation of research with policy makers and practitioners, focusing on policy development, implementation and evaluation with the ultimate aim of contributing to improved health and wellbeing.

We are seeking to appoint an economist with expertise in economic evaluation to work on a number of research projects as part of the Health Policy Lab. Experience also in policy field experiments or economic laboratory experiments or realist synthesis and evaluation, or implementation science would be advantageous. The Research Fellow will contribute to competitive research grants and supervision of research students and will have the opportunity to further develop their own methodological and applied research interests in this area.

POSITION DIMENSION AND RELATIONSHIPS

The appointee will work closely with and report to Professor Emily Lancsar, based in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy in the Research School of Population Health in the ANU College of Health and Medicine. The position will involve liaison and productive collaboration with researchers at the ANU and other academic institutions in Australia and internationally, with staff from government agencies and other stakeholders.

Role Statement:

In their role as an Academic Level B the Research Fellow is expected to:

• Undertake independent and collaborative research directly related to the Health Policy Lab with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, present research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences and at public and policy for a, translate research and research findings and publications into accessible, policy-salient forms;

• Participate in research collaboration with other researchers at a national and/or international level and relevant government agencies which generate substantial outcomes

• Design, manage and analyse data arising from survey, laboratory and field policy experiments;

• Contribute to the preparation or, where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies;

• Supervise research support staff involved in the research;

• Attend meetings associated with research and/or school/department meetings and/or membership of a limited number of committees;

• Supervise or co-supervise research students as appropriate;

  • Participate in delivery of health services research education in the School;
  • Undertake administrative functions primarily connected with his/her area of research;
  • Maintain high academic standards in all education, research and administration endeavours.
  • Comply with all ANU policies and procedures and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity.
  • Other duties as required that are consistent with the classification of the position.

Skill Base

A Level B Academic will normally have completed a relevant doctoral qualification or have equivalent qualifications or research experience. In addition, evidence of research ability will be based on publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions.

SELECTION CRITERIA:SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. A PhD in health economics, economics or other relevant social science, with a track record of independent research in the field of economic evaluation and/or policy evaluation as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.

2. Knowledge and demonstrated skills and experience in the conduct of economic evaluation of health care and/or other public policy areas.

3. Knowledge and experience in policy field experiments or economic laboratory experiments or realist synthesis and evaluation, or implementation science is desirable.

4. Excellent oral and written English language skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with a variety of staff, students, public policy experts and community members in an inter-disciplinary academic environment and to foster respectful and productive working relationships at all levels.

5. High level organisational and project management skills, with demonstrated capacity to establish and achieve goals and work as a team.

6. Ability to apply for competitive research grants or fellowships.

7. Ability to contribute to the supervision of higher degree research students.

8. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.

The Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, is seeking to appoint an economist/health economist with expertise in economic evaluation to join our team to work on a number of research projects as part of the newly established Health Policy Lab.

Experience also in policy field experiments or economic laboratory experiments or realist synthesis and evaluation, or implementation science would be advantageous.
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated researcher to join and make a significant contribution to a growing and vibrant multidisciplinary team, work to deliver high quality research designed to have impact, based at one of the world’s top universities.

Classification: ANU Academic Level B
Salary Package: $99,809 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed Term appointment for 3 years

Position description and selection criteria attached.

To apply online: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/533430/research-fellow

Application deadline: 29 September 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

For informal enquiries, please contact Emily Lancsar on +61 2 6125 0446 or Emily.Lancsar@anu.edu.au

 


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