Research Fellow in Disability Economics

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at Monash University has been at the forefront of health economics research in Australia for more than two decades. As one of the largest concentrations of senior health economists in Australia, we have a strong track record in health economics research. The Centre for Health Economics is expanding and complementing our existing research strengths in the fields of social determinants of health and the economic evaluation of policies. We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow with strong quantitative skills to work on the economics of disability.

Job No.: 583047

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment 

Remuneration: $68,040 – $92,343 pa Level A / $97,203 – $115,429 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The successful applicant will also be part of the cross University NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health ( The first research centre of its kind internationally, the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) will provide evidence to guide social and health policy reform with the explicit intent of improving the health of working-age Australians with disabilities. The CRE-DH involves researchers from across Australia and internationally with expertise in public health, epidemiology, health economics, health and social policy, psychology, and public administration. Monash University leads the economics component of the CRE-DH.

Being part of this team will provide you with unique training and mentorship opportunities to become a leading economic researcher in the field of disability and health. Applications from people with disabilities and/or with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

You will develop your research expertise and research profile, producing peer reviewed publications and contributing to the methodological and applied aspects of the economics of disability including econometric analysis of complex datasets and modelling the cost and benefits of health and social policies.

For more information about the Centre, please visit:, then navigate to the ‘Centre for Health Economics’.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash jobs“.


Associate Professor Dennis Petrie, Centre for Health Economics, +61 3 9905 0776, Email

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow – Level A

Download File Research Fellow – Level B

Closing Date

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT