Senior Economist

Base salary of $141,976 - $180,538 per annum + superannuation + salary packaging benefits  About the Centre for Health and Other Complex Systems Research (CHOCS)This is a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of Menzies’ new cross divisional Centre for Health and Other Complex Systems Research (CHOCS) which seeks to traverse traditional disciplinary boundaries and sustain and grow Menzies’ heath service and workforce research programs while extending these methods to non-health sectors, including education, environment, economic and justice and welfare domains. The Centre will initially sit under Menzies Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases (WPCD) Division, with the intentions to grow the Centre into its own entity. The Centre will work closely with Charles Darwin University (CDU) in the evidence-based design, implementation and evaluation of Remote Health workforce initiatives. It will also work in partnership with health and human service providers to facilitate, document and evaluate data-driven system improvements. These activities will have national and international relevance. About the roleBased in Alice Springs or Darwin, and reporting into the Director CHOCS, the Senior Economist will play a central role in the development of the Centre by:conducting high-quality multi-disciplinary research and research training across health, education, justice and welfare sectors relevant to the health and well-being of remote and First Nations populations,lead the research efforts and its translation, resulting in equitable, needs-based funding of First Nation and remote human services;provide high level data analysis and advice across Menzies’ divisions;advance the local, national and international application of research findings to improve health and wellbeing of Territorians,contribute to policy discussions and planning processes which will improve the health and wellbeing of Territorians.The Senior Economist will also provide economic evaluation of program impact, effectiveness and efficiency, drawing on strong partnerships with NT Health and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, NT Department of Education and Territory Families, Housing and Communities, ensuring a strong focus on social and cultural determinants in policy planning and provide rapid response with respect to best available knowledge on policy priorities for government and ACCHSs. What you will bring to the roleAs someone with exceptional academic performance and outstanding contribution to economics research, you will also have:A PhD or equivalent in economics, with demonstrated scholarly excellence in health economics and/or related fields in economics (i.e. applied micro-economics).A strong publication record in leading journals with proven success in attracting competitive research funding.Experience in the successful leadership and management of cross-disciplinary economics research units or teams.Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with an ability to work collaboratively and develop and maintain strong productive relationships with key stakeholders from various educational, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, including policy-makers and health service leaders.Exceptional academic leadership in fostering the academic activities of others and making a significant contribution to the advancement of the discipline.To be appointed at Academic Level E, you will also be recognised as a leading authority in economics with a distinguished record of research achievements that will enhance Menzies’ research and evaluation capacity including high quality research outputs and excellent success in attracting competitive research funding. In addition, you will have strong national and international economics research collaborations and partnerships, and actively participate in national policy debates, particularly in relation to economic issues. Why MenziesMenzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position. What Menzies can offerAn opportunity to play a central role in the development of a new Centre with one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit health research institutes.Exceptional leave entitlements including: 6 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks personal leave and 16 weeks paid parental leave, with option to purchase an additional 4 weeks leave.Up to 14% employer superannuation contribution and other market leading conditions.Attractive base salary of $141,976 - $180,538 per annum + superannuation + salary packaging benefits (Total salary package of $175,186 - $219,232 per annum).Relocation package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:John WakermanProfessor of Remote and Rural Health Services ResearchWellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Divisionjohn.wakerman@menzies.edu.auTel: 0417 884 182  How to Apply:Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.  Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:Cover letterUpdated resumeA statement addressing the selection criteria (No more than 2 pages)Any other relevant supporting documentation   For a copy of the position description or to find more information on how to apply for this role please visit Menzies careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8426. Closing date:  Sunday 30th October 2022Position Description 142000 AUD Alice Springs 0870