Research Fellow

The Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) seeks a talented researcher to conduct collaborative research on the health economy that will impact public policy debate.

  • Salary Package:
    • Level A $97,621 - $104,622 p.a. (subject to qualifications and experience), plus 17% employers superannuation and annual leave loading
    • Level B $110,274 – $130,472 (subject to qualifications and experience), plus 17% employers superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, 3-years fixed term.
  • Location: Macquarie University Wallumattagul Campus (North Ryde)

The Role

We are seeking a candidate experienced in economics research with an interest in health and aged care. People with quantitative skills, such as mathematics, will also be considered. The successful candidate will work directly with the Director and senior leaders, undertaking research projects within our policy evaluation team.

A key component of the role will be undertaking research in mental health, aged care, integrated care and health care financing. You will be encouraged to publish in leading academic journals and conduct research funded by competitive academic grants and by government and non-government organisations.

As the successful candidate you will undertake primary data collection, evaluate data and apply econometric techniques to analyse large panel datasets. You will also assist with writing grant applications and proposals.

This role offers excellent opportunities to develop and strengthen sophisticated skills in policy evaluation, choice modelling, and econometrics, along with project management and network development.

We actively promote career development, mentor staff, provide training and further education, and offer generous opportunities for domestic and international travel to academic conferences.

About You

As the successful candidate you will have a demonstrated research interest in the health and aged care sector. You will be experienced in engaging and liaising with both government and non-government organisations and have the demonstrated ability to develop strong collaborative academic networks to explore new grant opportunities.

About Us

Macquarie University is engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 58 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. We have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. We rank amongst the top employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index, having recently earned a five-star rating in the QS World Rankings with the highest rating for employability. Take a look at the staff benefits on offer.


MUCHE is one of Australia’s leading applied health economics research centres. It sits within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) and Macquarie Business School. The AIHI is the largest health services research institute in Australia and one of the largest of its kind internationally, with close to 200 staff. The AIHI also includes the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, the Centre for Health Informatics, and the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research.

Macquarie University Business School helps provide students with the knowledge and insight to make a positive impact, produce innovative research, provide visionary analysis and demonstrate thought leadership. Macquarie University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and delivers an MBA ranked in the top 100 worldwide.


To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Essential selection criteria:

  • A postgraduate degree in economics or similar quantitative field with strong results. A PhD is preferred for Level B candidates.
  • Evidence of developing a research portfolio.
  • Demonstrated willingness to undertake research across a range of topic areas.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.

Experience in undertaking primary data collection (surveys, interviews and focus groups) is highly desirable but not an essential selection criterion.

Specific Role Enquiries:  Ashley Soytemiz, Centre Manager -

Recruitment Enquiries: Letitia Poile, Human Resources Consultant -

Applications close: Monday, 17 April 2023 11.59 pm (AEST)

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