Australian Capital Territory

Research Fellow at Macquarie University

Excellent opportunities for a Research Fellow to conduct and participate in collaborative research related to the societal and economic impacts of genomics and the productivity impacts of health more broadly.

  • Salary Package: Level A – $76,173 to $102,570 or Level B - $108,111 to $127,913, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term – 3 years
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

Our research centre is seeking a talented Research Fellow with prior exposure in health economics or biostatistics to contribute to a series of key research projects. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with an extended team of researchers producing various publications. You will also be expected to work alongside and engage with various government and industry bodies.

About You

You will have completed a post-graduate qualification that is related to the field of health economics, whilst demonstrating experience in health-related industries or tertiary environments. An ability to apply your data management skills, including analysing, interpreting and modelling, is fundamental to the delivery of impactful reporting. Your effective communication and collaborative approach to working with others will ensure you perform effectively within an inter-disciplinary and external context.

About Us

Macquarie University’s Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT) is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on the impact of genomic testing and targeted therapy on patients and cascade testing on extended family members. Our vision is to provide research excellence with high policy relevance that reflects the experience of families who experience genetic disorders. Our work on genomics is built on our internationally recognised research program on the impacts of ill health on capacity to work and its cascading impacts on income, superannuation and savings, income in retirement for individuals, and increased welfare payments and reduced taxation revenue for the government.

We have an extensive multidisciplinary collaborative network spanning other academic organisations, government, private industry and non-government organisations. Our research has been influential in the formulation of public policy.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Selection Criteria:

  • A post-graduate qualification in health economics, epidemiology, statistics
  • Proven teamwork and relationship building skills, including the ability to contribute to collaborative research.
  • Experience in producing publications in academic journals.
  • Excellent quantitative skills, with experience in using statistical software such as SAS.
  • Skills in statistical analysis, data interpretation, conducting systematic reviews.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience working with government and non-government organisations.
  • Previous applicants need not apply
  • The applicant needs to have the right to work for the duration of the role (three years)


  • Familiarity with the Australian health care system.
  • Experience working with senior academics and industry partners.
  • Commitment and ability to supervise research students.

Specific Role Enquiries: Please contact our centre on

Applications Close: Sunday, 22nd May by 11:59pm (AEST)

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