Job Vacancy:

Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment

Position: Full time Fixed term appointment until 30 June 2020 with the possibility for renewal (subject to meeting research performance standards and funding availability)
Job Code: 575369
Employer: Monash University
Salary: $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B / $116,737 - $134,606 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)
Closing application date: 23/03/2018

Job Description

Job No: 575369 Location: Clayton Campus


The position is full time, however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria and contain:

  • Relevant CV
  • Three references (contact name, phone number and contact email)


  • In addition to Monash University’s attractive remuneration and benefits, the business school provides generous research support and access to a range of competitive grants and interdisciplinary research opportunities, as well as support for development and innovation in education and curriculum design.
  • You will also enjoy vibrant campus life with excellent sporting facilities and staff wellbeing activities. You can always search for these details on our website:

Selection Criteria:

  • see Position Description for selection criteria.

Additional information:

  • Achieve at a world top 100 university
  • Where international collaboration is pursued
  • Come work with world-class

If you want a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) has been at the forefront of health economics teaching and research in Australia for more than two decades. As one of the largest collective of senior health economists in Australia, it has a strong track record of health economics research, teaching and community service.

CHE is seeking a highly motivated researcher (Level B or C pending experience and qualifications) to undertake economic evaluations and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) for national health policy makers. This is an excellent opportunity for a researcher to join an experienced team of health economists, clinicians and biostatisticians in a multidisciplinary environment, to deliver high quality research with significant and immediate impact on policy.

The key role for the successful candidate will be to evaluate industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). The PBAC is an independent expert committee that makes recommendations to the Minister for Health on whether drugs should be funded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), the Australia’s national insurance scheme and at what price.

Each evaluation produces a concise but thorough report appraising all aspects of claims made in the submission. Specific evaluation tasks include checking the completeness of literature searches; systematically extracting, analysing and critiquing scientific and clinical data from published and unpublished reports; assessing the validity and accuracy of the analyses provided in the submission, estimating the economic and financial implications associated with listing the drug on the PBS.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to other research activities at the CHE and to participate in its teaching program, particularly in the areas of economic evaluation of health services and health policy.

A Level C researcher is additionally expected to exert leadership in either original research for publication or HTA reports. Experience in health technology assessment including a track record showing ability to independently appraise or conduct systematic reviews of clinical evidence and decision analytic modelling is preferred. Previous experience undertaking evaluations for PBAC or a similar HTA committee is desirable, such as the Australian Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) or similar.

How to Apply

Via this website
Download this position description and apply directly: Further Information:
Contact: Jing Jing Li, +61 3 990 58153