PhD Position in Economics

Monash University


Health Economics PhD scholarship opportunity for domestic students, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Australia

Job No.: 656480

Location: Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School, Faculty of Business and Economics

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: Tax-free stipend of $35,000 AUD to $49,000 AUD per annum full-time rate (amount dependent on academic excellence and relevant experience)

  • 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

An opportunity to make a difference to men’s health

Supported by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), this newly created PhD scholarship will give the right applicant the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to men’s health and wellbeing. 

The PhD candidate will learn advanced health economic and econometric techniques, and apply these to large national data from Ten to Men: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health to answer important health and social policy questions. 

The AIFS is the Australian Government’s key independent research body and advisor on family wellbeing. Their guiding purpose is to create and communicate knowledge to accelerate positive outcomes for families. Their research is directly used to inform government policy.

Under this PhD opportunity, the right candidate will undertake a research placement at AIFS, which will offer a unique opportunity to develop research capabilities at the academia-policy nexus.  

The Centre for Health Economics at Monash University

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is an internationally renowned institution that has contributed to academic research and public policy in the economics of health and health care for over 30 years. The CHE has trained some of Australia’s leading health economists. Learn more about doing a PhD at the CHE

Scholarship and other financial support

Successful applicants will receive:

  • A scholarship covering tuition fees
  • A tax-free stipend of $35,000 AUD to $49,000 AUD per annum full-time rate (amount dependent on academic excellence and relevant experience)  

Additional earning opportunities are available through research and teaching assistance work. PhD candidates also have opportunities for funded travel to attend conferences. 

Scholarship commencement: January/February 2024  

Who we are looking for

This offer is for domestic students only.    

To be competitive for a scholarship, applicants must have:

  • A strong research background in economics, econometrics, health economics, statistics, or a relevant quantitative discipline, as well as a demonstrated research experience or interest in the relationship between social and economic factors and health
  • An excellent academic track record with a 4-year honours degree or 2-year master’s degree (with a strong research component)

For full information on eligibility into the PhD program please visit the Monash Business School PhD program page.

Apply Now

To commence the scholarship application process, please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) for a preliminary assessment.

As part of your EOI application, you will need to submit copies of the following documents:

  • Official academic transcripts (tertiary level only) including grading scale and evidence of completion
  • CV / resume
  • 1-2 page cover letter outlining your skills, experience, research topics of interest and why this PhD opportunity interests you 
  • Evidence of satisfying English language requirements
  • Current residency status
  • Evidence of any scholarship you are receiving
  • Any academic awards you have received

Important note:

  1. Select “Health Economics” as your area of interest in the online EOI form
  2. Select “Candidature Only”
  3. Select “External Scholarship” as your source of funding
  4. Enter “AIFS” as the name of the scholarship

Applicants who pass the EOI stage will be invited to submit a full application. 


Associate Professor Nicole Black,

Closing Date

Sunday 26 November 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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