Website University of Queensland

School of Economics
Academic level A or B
Fixed-term position for up to 15 months
Applications Close Wednesday 28th September at 11.00pm AEST (R-17058)
About This Opportunity
The primary function of this role is to lead the health economics components of two RCTs, funded from NHMRC projects.  To develop econometric models for health services use by women in Australia and the resource use implications of NCDs, including the expected benefits of preventive health strategies.

Level A

Key responsibilities will include:

Develop econometric and simulation modelling to evaluate the current burden of NCDs and their resource use implications, and then quantifies the expected future benefits of an integrated preventive health strategy to reduce the impact of NCDs.
Conduct statistical/econometric analyses of large datasets.
Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Prepare materials for presentation at seminars and national and international conferences.
Contribute to the education of research higher degree, postgraduate coursework, and undergraduate coursework degree students.
Foster engagement and relationships with external partners.

Level B

In addition to Level A duties, Level B will also be responsible for:

Leading the health econometrics analyses and liaising with interdisciplinary colleagues
Writing the final manuscript for submission to a high-quality journal
Applying innovative data analysis in cost-effectiveness studies
This role is subject to the University’s Code of Conduct.

About You

PhD, or near completion of a PhD, in the area of health economics/health econometrics or relevant field.
Demonstrated expert knowledge of modern econometric techniques for the analysis of observational data.
Experience with the statistical analysis of large datasets and linked administrative data.
Demonstrated high level communication, inter-personal and communication skills.
Evidence of research activity, relative to opportunity.
An ability to establish effect relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
High personal work ethic to complete tasks in a timely manner.

Experience conducting research related to women’s health across the lifespan.
Developed industry liaisons and professional contacts.
Experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies to develop co-operative research initiatives.

What We Can Offer
This is a full-time (100%) fixed-term position through to February 2024 at Academic Level A or B


The full-time equivalent base salary for Level A will be in the range $87,006.34 – $96,530.67 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $101,797.42 – $112,940.88 per annum.


The full-time equivalent base salary for Level B will be in the range

$101,533.66 – $120,570.86 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range

$118,794.38 – $141,067.91 per annum.


For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 – 2021.

To discuss this role please contact Professor Brenda Gannon at

For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.
Want to Apply?
All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section
Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.


About The Selection Process
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

Other Information
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.


Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
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