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PhD or MPhil Scholarship: Economic studies of pneumococcal disease control strategies in the Asia Pacific Region

Opportunity
Applications are invited to commence a PhD or MPhil at University of Melbourne, Australia working with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and collaborators at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Fiji Ministry of Health, Mongolian Ministry of Health, and Laos Oxford Mahosot Wellcome Research Unit.

The research opportunity will focus on the development and application of health economic methods (including costing data collection and economic evaluation methodology) to understand the costs and benefits associated with pneumococcal disease control strategies, with a focus on pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, in the Asia Pacific Region. The project is embedded within a larger NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence program for pneumococcal disease control in the Asia Pacific Region. (https://www.mcri.edu.au/research/centres/cre-pneumococcal-disease-control-asia-pacific)

Successful applicants will be invited to contribute to this broader research program, which is lead out of MCRI with collaborations at University of Melbourne, LSHTM, Fiji Ministry of Health, Mongolian Ministry of Health, and Laos Oxford Mahosot Wellcome Research Unit.

This project is supported by a Postgraduate Scholarship that covers tuition fees and a standard living allowance of $32,400 per year for up to 3.5 years, with additional funds available to support travel, conference registration, publishing fees, etc. There will also be the opportunity to apply for top-up scholarships through partner organizations.

Who we are looking for
Applicants with qualifications from a quantitative discipline with training in Health Economics, Health Financing, Econometrics, Statistics, and/or Epidemiology are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV and a short cover letter to Dr. Natalie Carvalho (natalie.carvalho@unimelb.edu.au), Senior Research Fellow, Health Economics Unit, Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne

Closing date: 10th April, 2022

Update : 28 March 2022