Senior Research Officer in Pharmaceuticals, AHTA
The University Of Adelaide School Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Senior Research Officer

Job no: 502398
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO7


(HEO7) $86,382 to $96,659 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position available until 30 June 2020 with potential to extend further

Nationally and internationally recognised Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA) agency

This role is based at AHTA, an agency that has been integral in informing government funding policy for medical services and pharmaceuticals for close on 20 years.

AHTA is an active member of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA), a world leading network of 50 not-for-profit agencies from 30 countries. AHTA is located in the School of Public Health within Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences in the new Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building.

Working under limited supervision and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Senior Research Officer will have the responsibility of actively contributing to the critical appraisal and evaluation of submissions that the pharmaceutical industry have made to the Department of Health to have their drugs funded under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

To be successful you will need:

  • Familiarity with the health system and delivery of health services in Australia, particularly the listing and prescribing of pharmaceuticals.
  • Excellent technical writing skills and language expression, including the ability to produce quality written reports and/or other scientific papers within tight deadlines.
  • Experience in analysing and synthesising information from a range of sources and presenting options to inform policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically appraise and interpret complex technical information in the medical literature including determining the influence of bias and confounding on study results and assessing the applicability of findings to the Australian population.
  • Extensive relevant experience in epidemiology, public health, health economics, pharmacy, medicine or a related discipline.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: public health practitioners; medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 18 June 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Shuhong Wang
Team Leader – Pharmaceuticals, AHTA
School of Public Health
P: +61 (8) 8313 6503

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Human Resources Team at or call +61 (8) 8313 8171.

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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