Research Fellow – Health Economics/Public Health

Monash University

Research Fellow – Health Economics/Public Health

Job No.: 656619

Location: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 – $106,022 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Drive an NHMRC project to impact chronic disease and loneliness
  • Collaborate with visionaries, shaping a brighter future for healthcare
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas – and the people who discover them

At Monash , work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity , and welcome and celebrate everyone’s contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom , you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

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The Opportunity

Join our team as a Research Fellow and play a pivotal role in a groundbreaking NHMRC project aimed at combating loneliness and social isolation for chronic disease management in Australia. Your responsibilities will encompass the day-to-day management of this vital project, including liaising with project partners, coordinating meetings, and producing communication reports. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to contribute to research-related tasks, from conducting comprehensive literature reviews to data analysis and the production of scientific reports and publications.

We value innovation, problem solving and a commitment to excellence. The ideal candidate will possess an honours degree or higher qualifications in public health or health economics, or be actively pursuing a doctorate in the relevant discipline. Demonstrated analytical and manuscript preparation skills, as well as a track record of refereed research publications, are essential. You should also bring strong planning and organisational abilities to the table, with the capability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines effectively. Proficiency in software such as Microsoft Office applications is a must, and a willingness to learn new packages like NVivo or STATA will set you up for success in this dynamic role.

Join us in this exciting venture, where your contributions will make a difference in the lives of individuals struggling with chronic diseases and social isolation. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career journey with us and be part of a team committed to improving public health outcomes in Australia.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

Be part of our story. Work with us to #ChangeIt .

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily .

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to  ‘How to apply for Monash Jobs ‘.


Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, +61 3 9903 0920

Position Description

 Research Fellow – Health Economics/Public Health

Closing Date

Tuesday 7 November 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority. In accordance with the Pandemic Orders issued by the Victorian Government  Health Minister, we require all staff working or placed in healthcare facilities to be fully vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend these locations. 

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