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Research Associate, Menzies Center for Health Policy and Economics job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Part-time/fixed-term contract until 2024
  • Contribute to an NHMRC partnership grant-funded health system project which will investigate local implementation as well as system change and reform
  • Base Salary starting from $78, 143 + 17% superannuation (Pro-rata)

About the opportunity

Australia’s siloed health system structure is inefficient and a major barrier to improving its performance. Collaborative Commissioning is a NSW Health initiative designed to address this, by establishing regional funding and decision-making models. Through an NHMRC partnership grant, the Menzies Center for Health Policy and Economics is working with the George Institute for Global Health and other academic and institutional partners to co-design an evaluation of the initiative.

The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint an academic Research Associate to contribute with health system expertise to work which will investigate local implementation as well as system change and reform. Based on the Camperdown campus within the Menzies Center.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Conduct research and/or scholarly activities under the limited supervision of senior academic staff, either independently or as part of a research team
  • develop and refine research skills and independent research under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the School/ Faculty (with an increasing degree of autonomy)
  • administration primarily related to their activities undertake at the University
  • attend and contributes to School/Faculty/Portfolio meetings
  • informally provide mentoring and guidance to students (where appropriate)
  • maintain an understanding of the University’s strategic agenda and contributes to furthering that agenda
  • contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty/School/Portfolio as articulated through the Faculty/School/Portfolio’s Strategic Plan/s or equivalent.

About you

  • High-level understanding of the Australian Health System
  • developed knowledge and understanding of the key issues in the higher education sector
  • demonstrated understanding of the subject matter within the discipline
  • experience working in local or regional health policy or administration
  • have a Master of Public Health (or equivalent)
  • commenced higher degree research in related field
  • high-level understanding of the Australian Health System
  • high-level understanding of medical records and health data systems.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identifies as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

how to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support by filling out this application, please contact Rachel Yazigi, Recruitment Operations, by email Rachel.yazigi@sydney.edu.au

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Sunday 10 July 2022 11:59 PM

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