Research Associate (Health Policy & Economics) - Tenders Global

Research Associate (Health Policy & Economics)

University of Sydney

  • 0.8 FTE fixed term until 31 December 2025

  • Opportunity to support the research related to health policy and economics

  • Base Salary $100,717 – $107,516 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics conducts health policy research, analysis, advice and education. The Centre’s focus is on improving public health outcomes through policy innovation and practical implementation.

We are looking for a Research Associate to support a number of health economic and policy research projects, which primarily arise from Category 1 funded research grants. They will manage and conduct research and/or scholarly activities under the limited supervision of senior academic staff, either independently or as part of a research team.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • project manage research projects

  • work closely with internal and external stakeholders

  • contribute to qualitative, health economic and policy research

  • conduct literature searches using relevant databases and software

  • contribute to the writing and submission of research publications and reports

  • undertake data analysis, including statistical analyses

  • contribute to research development and capacity building activities

  • assist with the preparation of grant submissions and tenders

  • assist with management of research governance protocols and processes including liaising with ethics committees.

About you

You will:

  • hold a relevant Masters degree eg. Public Health or Health Policy (&/or working towards or completed a PhD in a field related to public health)

  • have excellent organizational and time management skills

  • have experience with mixed methods research

  • have an excellent working knowledge  of research ethics and governance processes

  • have a good understanding and experience of research project management

  • posess high quality systematic literature searching skills.

Desirable criteria

  • have previous experience working in health system, not for profit or state/ federal Government settings

  • have experience in writing reports and publications

  • have experience supporting research grant writing

  • have experience in qualitative, quantitative and/or statistical analyses

  • have experience working in a research intensive environment.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Roshik Prasad, Recruitment Officer, by email to [email protected] .  

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Monday 20 November 2023 11:59 PM

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