Griffith University

Every institution values excellence. What matters most is why.
Griffith was created to be a different type of university. You’ll find we’re about leading research, academic excellence, and the transformative power of education. But what sets us apart is why those things matter and how you’ll achieve them.

Why? Griffith brings together exceptional minds like yours from across the globe and from all walks of life. Here, we do incredible work, questioning and challenging, always in the pursuit of excellence.

Job Description
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Research Fellow to join our dynamic Centre for Applied Health Economics research group. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to various cutting-edge research projects in health economics, focusing on areas such as cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, rare diseases, and non-communicable diseases.

As a Research Fellow, you’ll take on complex local and global challenges, using your skills and experience to drive meaningful change. Here’s how you’ll make it matter:

  • Conduct research that aligns with the research objectives of the Centre.
  • Maintain an outstanding track record of publication in high-impact, international, esteemed peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develop research funding proposals to support Centre initiatives and obtain competitive funding.
  • Contribute to health economic teaching activities as required.
  • Supervise other research staff and provide mentoring and research training.
  • Supervise HDR candidates.
  • Manage the preparation and formulation of publications, presentations, and research reports arising from the research.

This is a fixed term (3 years), full time position and will be primarily based at the Griffith University Gold Coast campus. As Griffith is a multi-campus University you may be required to work across other campus locations. Griffith University’s campuses are located on the lands of the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera, Turrbal, Yugambeh and Kombumerri peoples.

Salary Range
The full time equivalent base salary for a Research Fellow, Grade 2 is in the range $108,298 – $128,608 per annum + 17% superannuation.  The total FTE package will be in the range $126,708 – $150,471 per annum.

What matters most is your drive to create a brighter future that benefits all. Through our core principles of excellence, ethics and engagement, you’ll thrive on seeing the direct and lasting impact you’ll have on every community and every future.

You will also have:

  • PhD in economics or equivalent qualifications/work experience in a relevant field.
  • Established track record of active involvement in health economics research projects.
  • Demonstrated high-level analytical skills, including economic analysis of healthcare data, health economic evaluation, econometrics, evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, or biostatistics.
  • Experience in grant proposal writing, literature reviews, preparing documentation for Ethics Review Committee Applications, and publishing scientific papers.

Why Griffith?
As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We offer:

  • Wide range of Learning and Development opportunities
  • Salary packaging options and corporate health discounts
  • Support with future learning opportunities through our educational staff assistance scheme

How to apply
At Griffith, we’re committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all – whoever you are and wherever you’re from. If you require any accommodations, we welcome you to let us know so we can work with you to participate fully in our recruitment experience.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page. Griffith University also maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy against all forms of modern slavery. For more information, please refer to Griffith’s Modern Slavery Policy.

Please submit your application online and ensure it includes the following:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the qualifications above and the position description)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including full contact details
  • Names and contact details of at least three professional referees (no contact will be made without your permission)

Visa sponsorship is possible for this appointment for those who do not hold valid Australian work rights.

For further information specifically about this role, please contact Dr Hansoo Kim, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine and Dentistry on

For application and recruitment advice, please contact Jinita Dhall, Talent Acquisition Partner on

For application support, please contact People Services on +61 (0)7 3735 4011 and quote reference number REF5261I.

Closing date: Monday, 5 August 2024 at 11:59pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

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