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Brittney Mcanena, 6 September 2016
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.
The University's Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) has developed a 'Value in Health Care' program of work which oversees numerous grants, including from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), to undertake research related to the efficiency of the Australian health care system.
One cutting edge stream of work focuses on measuring the prevalence, characteristics and costs associated with 'low-value care'. The approach combines elements of health policy, health economics, epidemiology, public health, biostatistics and epidemiology. The MCHP, and its Value in Health Care stream, is about providing a better understanding of the efficiency of the health care system and conducting research that can inform policy makers, clinical providers and patients and community members.
We are seeking a part- or full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Fellow to support a NHMRC project grant entitled 'Measuring low-value health care for targeted policy action'. You will conduct analyses within large population-based health administrative databases, including but not limited to the Medicare Benefits Schedule; Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (including the linked MBS/PBS dataset); and the New South Wales Admitted Patient Data Collection (NSW APDC). You will have the opportunity to perform applied and valuable work in the health field, to work with a team of emerging and leading scientists, to supervise PhD candidates, and to interact with the lead industry partners such that findings will be translated into tangible outcomes.
You will be based at The University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus).
To succeed in securing this role you will have:
For appointment at the higher level you will also have:
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 11pm 26 September 2016
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.