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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow – Data Analytics

The University of Melbourne

Job no: 0057460 Location: Parkville Role type: Part time or Full time (0.8 – 1.0FTE); Fixed-term for 3 years Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Global and Population Health Salary: Level B - $110,236 – $130,900 or Level C - $135,032 – $155,698 p.

a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Centre for Health Policy The Centre for Health Policy has diverse expertise and research interests spanning health economics and health services research. We foster a cross-disciplinary research and policy translation environment with the goals of delivering value-based health care solutions, underpinned by the analysis of health data, including but not limited to clinical and routinely collected data. We work closely with external stakeholders to co-design key questions of most relevance to end-users, and we undertake our own (independent) investigator-initiated analyses.

About the Role As Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow you will carry out work under direction from Centre Director, Professor Adam Elshaug and Head of School, Professor Nancy Baxter. Professor Elshaug has developed a large program of work measuring and reducing waste (e.g.

, low-value care) to optimize value in health care, an area in which he and his team have developed novel, award winning methods utilising administrative health data. The program includes collaborations with Commonwealth and State health departments, private health insurers, and other actors within healthcare. You will work across the entire program, focusing initially on two projects with stakeholder partners; the first is applying existing methods to provide low-value care metrics to new partners; the second is calculating the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on Australian in-hospital health service utilisation, with cross-country comparisons provided by partners.

Responsibilities include: Independently conducting data analytics components of the research projects Developing data analytic methods and/or applications thereof to support the research projects Formal supervision, mentoring and data analytic assistance/training for postgraduate students and other researchers Producing innovative data visualisation outputs Responding to enquiries from external stakeholders and other groups, including enquiries from co-investigators and collaborators, departments of health and external researchers About You You possess strong creativity and problem-solving abilities, with the abil.


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