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PhD Scholarship - A novel approach integrating genomics into the health economic modelling of therapeutics


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PhD Scholarship - A novel approach integrating genomics into the health

economic modelling of therapeutics

Job No.: 656558

Location: Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment with a possible 6-month extension

Remuneration: Scholarship awards provide a stipend of $33,000 AUD per annum (tax-free). Additional support will be available for computing/conference attendance

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • The Opportunity

    Expressions of Interest for a PhD Scholarship with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. An opportunity is open to a suitable applicant to conduct a fully funded, full-time PhD within the Health Economics and Policy Evaluation Research (HEPER) Group, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. The successful applicant will apply a Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) view to Cardiovascular Disease. The applicant will publish and create research evidence by building state-of-the-art health economic models that provide evidence on the cost- effectiveness of lifestyle and drug interventions. The applicant will be working with a diverse team of health economists, epidemiologists, and cardiologists.

    The applicant will have access to a unique and internationally established research work in Health Economics and Cardiovascular Disease. Supervisors include internationally renowned health economists, research policy, and clinicians. The applicant will be supported through the funded NHMRC Ideas Grant initiative “A novel approach integrating genomics into the health economic modelling of therapeutics”. The applicant is expected to be located at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University.

    The successful applicant will be enrolled at Monash University and spend the majority of the time at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) under the supervision of Professor Zanfina Ademi - Professor, Health Economics Lead Lecturer, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety Theme, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    Supervisory Team: Professor Zanfina Ademi, Professor Simon Bell, and Dr. Jedidiah Morton

    The Candidate's Attributes

    Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with a relevant background in a health-related field e.g., paramedicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, epidemiology, etc. or economics.

    The position is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents only.

    We are looking for students of high scholarly calibre with:

  • A First-Class Honours degree, or High Second-Class Masters degree or equivalent in the health-related field
  • Strong quantitative research skills
  • An understanding of quantitative research methodology and data analysis
  • Evidence of research experience
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently
  • Well-developed computer skills in software packages (e.g., R package, Excel, STATA or SPSS.)
  • Applicants with publications will be highly regarded
  • Fluency in written and oral English
  • To Apply

    For general instructions on how to apply for roles at Monash, please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

    Interested applicants are encouraged to first contact Professor Zanfina Ademi ([email protected]). Please include the following information in your enquiry:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement highlighting your research interest in health economics and outcome research (max one page)
  • Your CV, with a full citation of all publications and including details of two referees
  • Academic transcripts, which holds grades for every degree you hold
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if appropriate)
  • Enquiries

    Professor Zanfina Ademi, [email protected]

    Closing Date

    Saturday 30 September 2023, 11:55pm AEST

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    Job details


    PhD Scholarship - A novel approach integrating genomics into the health economic modelling of therapeutics


    Monash University




    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 30, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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