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Associate Professor, Health Services Research - Allied Health
Griffith University

Date Posted Sep. 7, 2018
Title Associate Professor, Health Services Research - Allied Health
University Griffith University
Department School of Medicine
Application Deadline Oct. 11, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research
    Medicine - General

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Over the past decade Griffith University has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s leading comprehensive research university, with strengths ranging from the creative arts, social sciences and humanities through to the physical and natural sciences, engineering and IT, health and medicine.

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) is self-funded, with an emphasis on teamwork, based within the School of Medicine. The Centre has several programs of research in health economics, including health technology assessment for the Australian Government, multiple research grants with national bodies (eg ARC, NHMRC), and has research programs eliciting preferences for healthcare and in priority-setting.

Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) who delivers outstanding healthcare is just one of the ways that we care for our community. Our passion for people is reflected in the way we live our values every day. We value and nurture our staff so that they can provide quality value based care across our diverse organisation every day. Our focus on Value Based Healthcare means we expect our staff to deliver the care the patient needs, no more and no less, to achieve the best quality of life for our community. This passion fuels our collaborative culture of innovation and research.

The opportunity
This position is responsible for enhancing research around the economics of chronic disease within the Area of Strategic Investment (ASI) in Griffith University, leading a health economics research agenda to inform service planning and to improve patient outcomes, experiences and access to allied health services in the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS).

This position is designed for the incumbent to provide high level expertise and support to staff in undertaking pragmatic clinical trials and implementation trials, measuring health, health service and economic outcomes applied to chronic disease and allied health. This position is well positioned to undertake the evaluation of clinical trials, including input into the design of clinical trials, developing key outcome measures, and the evaluation of the trials. Translating research outcomes to policy and practice will be an important component of the role, therefore, the incumbent will have a comprehensive understanding of the Australian health care system. There is scope to extend the role into areas such as priority setting using techniques including multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), preference elicitation techniques such as discrete choice experiments, or other techniques such as the expected value of perfect information (EVPI) which may be a useful approach for determining the feasibility and sample size of such trials.

Collaborations across Griffith University and MNHHS are an important aspect of this position particularly in developing research collaborations with allied health staff within MNHHS. Mentoring, providing practical seminars on evaluation methods and contributing to research grant applications and manuscripts are expected. The position is required to undertake occasional administration activities and represent the Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) as required by the Director.

This is a fixed term (5 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you
To be successful within this role, you will be a qualified Allied Health professional with a PhD in Health Economics or another relevant field, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills and ability to work independently. They will also need to provide strong leadership and specialist advice on undertaking pragmatic clinical and implementation trials in the areas of allied health and chronic disease management.  They will have substantial track record in successful grants and publications with strengths in evidence based medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health economics. A thorough understanding of the Australian health and hospital system and policy-making environment is required.

Salary range
A salary package that includes a base salary of $136,454 – $150,331 per annum, and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

- Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
- Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
Research interests and list of publications;
Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.
- Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)
- Please provide an indication of the earliest date on which you would be able to commence.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Mark Butterworth, Executive Director Allied Health Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health Phone: +61 7 3647 9527, Email:, or Professor Paul Scuffham, Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University, Phone: +61 7 3735 9132, Email:

For application queries, please contact Ms Lauren Singleton, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 57999.

Closing date: Thursday, 11 October 2018 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.

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