1) Research Consultant – HTA
York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) is looking to recruit a current MSc student to become a Research Consultant to undertake a range of economic evaluation and modelling projects with a starting date of October 2017. YHEC is a health economics contract research and consulting company owned by, and based at, the University of York. YHEC provides consultancy and research to a wide range of public and private sector bodies.
The successful candidate will develop and critique economic models on a wide range of projects and will be expected to work in project teams alongside other research staff and project directors.
The basic salary will be in the range £25,000 to £38,000 subject to qualifications and experience. We have a performance-related pay scheme in operation and YHEC Group pension scheme which the post holder would be eligible to join.
Please visit http://www.yhec.co.uk/yhec-content/uploads/2017/04/Research-Consultant-HTA-Msc-March-17.pdf for more information about the position, job description and how to apply.
The closing date for applications is Friday 19th May at 5pm
2) Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship
YCR CONNECTS – Cancer Research Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship
Health Economics, Mathematical Modelling, Medical Statistics, Medical Physics.
University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Supported by Yorkshire Cancer Research
Job Reference Number: UOS015963
Contract Type: Fixed-term for 5 years
Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship, Grade 8/9 £39,324 to £55,998 per annum
Closing Date: 29th May 2017
Summary: An exciting opportunity to become one of tomorrow's Cancer Research Leaders. We wish to attract up to 10 high quality candidates to take up senior non-clinical research fellowships (working in linked areas of applied clinical science e.g. health economics, mathematical modelling, medical statistics, medical physics) to create a strong clinical research base that can deliver tangible improvements in cancer outcomes for patients in South Yorkshire and beyond.
Appointees should focus on clinical and translational aspects of cancer research within the following priority themes that align closely with the Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) research strategy:
• Lung cancer
• Improving clinical outcomes in common malignancies
• Improved health and wellbeing with and beyond cancer
• Early diagnosis and access to treatment
These new appointments will link with the University of Sheffield (UoS) Research Centres, thereby providing a connected research infrastructure with the dual aims of reducing cancer mortality and improving the experience of living with or after a cancer diagnosis. Each appointee will receive a generous start-up package to enable rapid initiation of internationally competitive research. You can view details of how to apply at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYT450/cancer-research-senior-non-clinical-fellowships/
For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Professor Jim Chilcott ([log in para visualizar]) or Dr Paul Tappenden ([log in para visualizar]) at ScHARR.
3) Diagnostic Test Evaluation Methodologist: Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative, Newcastle, UK
Closing date: 08 June 2017
Applicants are advised to apply early.
Research Associate £ 29,301 - £ 38,183
Research Assistant £ 26,829 - £28,452
The Diagnostic Evidence Co Operative (DEC) Newcastle works closely with industrial, academic and clinical in vitro diagnostics (IVD) developers to design and conduct the evidence required to support the adoption of new diagnostic tests into the NHS and wider health markets. The DEC Newcastle is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic person with expertise in health economics or statistics to help design and carry out research in test evaluation. You will provide methodological expertise for projects supported by the DEC. Expertise is required in the protocol development phase and for carrying out the research, and includes evidence appraisal and synthesis, study design, data collection, data management, analysis, and reporting
You will hold a PhD (for Research Associate) or a Masters with substantial experience (for Research Assistant) in a relevant quantitative discipline, such as health economics, biomedical statistics, or a relevant health science. A solid grounding in biomedical statistics or health economics is essential. Experience in studies/evaluations of diagnostic, clinical, or biomedical devices is highly desirable, as is some experience in qualitative techniques.
You will be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and application of statistical and/or health economic methods, have a high level of analytical and problem solving capability, and have the ability to communicate complex information to expert and non-expert audiences.
This post is tenable for one year
To arrange an informal discussion please contact Dr Michael Power, [log in para visualizar]
For additional information on the DEC Newcastle please see www.newcastle.dec.nihr.ac.uk
4) Researchers in Health Economics, NPEU, Oxford
Researchers in Health Economics (2 posts)
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
We are seeking two Researchers in Health Economics to join the NPEU. These full-time posts (part-time considered, 80% FTE minimum) are funded by the NIHR and MRC for 2 years in the first instance, based at the University of Oxford.
We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic candidates to work on applied economic analyses in maternal and child health, using large and complex datasets. The key responsibilities will include reviewing and summarising literature, overseeing data preparation, analysis and interpretation and contributing to publications and presentations. The successful candidate will be supported to consolidate and further develop their research and analytic skills.
To be considered for this post you will have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. statistics, mathematics, economics, epidemiology or other quantitative discipline), research experience in health economics and good programming and data analysis skills (e.g. in Stata, R, Excel). Strong communication and time management skills are also essential for this role.
A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.) with a commensurate reduction in responsibilities if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fit the Grade 7 position.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Oliver Rivero-Arias (email: [log in para visualizar] or tel: 01865 617908).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 31 May 2017. The provisional date for interviews will be Tuesday 20 June 2017. Vacancy ID: 128282.
See jobs.ac.uk, NPEU website or https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=128282 for link to further details.
5) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has just launched a major recruitment campaign (see attached pdf), which highlights specifically our interest in hearing from economists wishing to join us to work in any area of health and healthcare, across high, middle and low income countries, at levels of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professor in old currency!). Our profile has developed over the last 5 decades into an enviable global reputation, and we currently have over 40 economists as faculty, working across a wide range of areas, and organised across three main groupings – more detail can be found at http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/php/healtheconomics/index.html.
We are encouraging those interested to send a covering letter and CV, with all details at www.lshtm.ac.uk/join-us. However, I would be very happy indeed to have more informal discussions with anyone interested:
Richard Smith, Professor of Health System Economics & Dean of Faculty of Public Health & Policy; [log in para visualizar]
6) Two Research Fellow posts, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
Job vacancies: Two Research Fellow posts, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) continues to develop its research in economic evaluation and health technology assessment (HTA). We are expanding and complementing our existing research strengths in this field through the development of a portfolio of high quality and rigorous methods and applied research of national and international policy relevance.
CHE wishes to appoint two research fellows, to work within the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA).One will be appointed at Grade 6, the other at Grade 6 or 7. Research will relate to a range of methodological and applied projects on the evaluation of health interventions (national and international) including technology assessment reviews for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and projects for the Department of Health Policy Research Programme as part of the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health & Care Interventions (EEPRU).
Full details: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=313698
Informal enquiries: Professor Mark Sculpher: [log in para visualizar] or [log in para visualizar]
Salary: Grade 6 - £31,076 - £38,183 or Grade 7 - £38,183 - £46,924 Per year
Closing date: 05 June 2017
7) Job at HEHTA, Glasgow, UK
University of Glasgow
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Research Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Vacancy Ref: 017150
Salary: Grade 8, £41,709 - £48,327
The Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) Research Group (www.glasgow.ac.uk/hehta) is a fast-growing and vibrant team of multi-disciplinary researchers, who share common interests in the areas of health economics and health technology assessment. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Research Fellow, with relevant research skills and experience to join our group.
The Research Fellow will act as the principal researcher for projects in evidence synthesis and economic evaluations. Primarily, the Research Fellow will be responsible for the delivery of NIHR-funded projects:
i. The NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit (CRSU) – this is a multi-centre collaboration between the University of Glasgow, University of Leicester and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As a member of the CRSU, the Research Fellow will provide methodological advice and support, primarily to research that include network meta-analysis and associated methodologies.
ii. Assessment of relative cost-effectiveness of different classes of drugs for Parkinson’s disease (PD MED) – this is an economic evaluation of long-term follow up trial data and data from Hospital Episode Statistics. The Research Fellow will develop and undertake appropriate analyses to determine cost-effectiveness.
This post has a funding end date of 31 March 2019.
For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor Olivia Wu ([log in para visualizar])
Apply online at: www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs
Closing date: 4 June 2017
8) Health Economic Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Liverpool, UK
The position is to help our NIHR Health Protection Research Unit assess its impact, in partnership with the University of Liverpool Management School
More information at https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk
9) Professor job in PSSRU, Kent, UK
The University of Kent is seeking to appoint a Professor of Care and Health Policy and Evaluation and would welcome applications from health economists.
School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research (SSPSS)
The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) is seeking to appoint a Professor of Care and Health Policy and Evaluation.
The appointment is part of the University’s investment in strategic growth in care and health services research. The position is primarily on the research track, but there will also be opportunities to teach and supervise.
As regards research, the post-holder will initially work on a number of existing PSSRU programmes, and especially in the two policy research unit programmes: Quality and Outcomes (QORU) and Economic Systems of Social and Health Care (ESHCRU). The post-holder will also have the opportunity to apply for research funding and develop their own portfolio of work in line with PSSRU research interests, with support from the Unit and the University.
The successful applicant will also have the chance to help develop teaching and postgraduate supervision in the social care and health care field, potentially in collaboration with the School of Economics (health economics).
For details, please see: https://jobs.kent.ac.uk/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=40803,3915140234&key=50031371&c=562387683477&pagestamp=sehcglndzrlojdwfrk
Informal enquires: Prof Julien Forder
Salary: from £62,229 per annum
Closing Date: 25 Jun 2017
10) Fully-funded PhD studentship, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK
Fully-funded PhD studentship in Health Economics
Department of Economics
University of Bristol
Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship in Health Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Bristol. The project will explore the gene-environment interplay in the generation of health inequalities across the life course. It is one of the 40 projects advertised by the GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). We invite applications from eligible students for a studentship that would commence in October 2017 if the availability of funding is confirmed.
The project will advance understanding of gene-environment interactions (GxE) in the formation of life course inequalities in health. Combining methods from genetics and social science, it will test whether privileged environments protect against genetic susceptibility to risky health behaviours, such as smoking and drinking.
Although GxE analysis is not new, only a few studies have attempted to take into account the possible endogeneity (i.e. unobserved confounding) of the environment. This studentship will exploit ‘natural experiments’ to deal with unmeasured confounding, using data such as the UK Biobank and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).
The PhD student will engage in genetic, epidemiological, economics, as well as econometrics training. This will allow the student to work and collaborate across disciplines. The project will provide a general framework to analyse GxE for health outcomes, based on solid empirical identification.
The interdisciplinary supervisory team consists of Dr. Stephanie von Hinke (main supervisor; Department of Economics, University of Bristol), Professor Frank Windmeijer (Department of Economics, University of Bristol), Dr. Neil Davies (School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol), and Professor Tim Frayling (Medical School, University of Exeter).
The GW4 BioMed MRC DTP
The ‘GW4 BioMed MRC DTP’ brings together the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. The DTP is awarding up to 8 studentships. Applicants can choose up to three of the 40 projects available across the GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership, listed here.
Funding & Eligibility
The studentship would be fully funded for 3.5 years (or 7 years part-time) through the GW4 BioMed MRC DTP. It would consist of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching the UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,553 p.a. for 2017/18, updated each year). The award will be payable in instalments, subject to satisfactory progress. Additional research and training funding is available over the course of the programme. This will cover some costs, such as research consumables, courses, conferences and travel.
The DTP welcomes students from non-medical backgrounds, especially in areas of economics, social science, and statistics. Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. For this project, we are looking for someone with strong quantitative skills, ideally in economics or a related discipline, though we are happy to consider other applicants with quantitative backgrounds.
The DTP welcomes applications from both UK and EU applicants. However, as a consequence of the EU referendum result, final award decisions will depend on the outcomes of the UK/EU negotiations. If the MRC withdraws funding for EU students, EU applicants will be ineligible for entry into the GW4 BioMed MRC DTP.
All EU applicants must have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study. Due to funding regulations there are fewer studentships available for EU students who have not been resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of this course.
If English is not your first language you will need to have achieved at least 6.5 in IELTS (and no less than 6.5 in any section) by the start of the programme.
For an overview of the studentships, see here
Department of Economics, University of Bristol:
More information on postgraduate study within the Department of Economics, University of Bristol, can be found here. More information on the Department of Economics can be found here.
For informal and project-related queries, please contact Dr. Stephanie von Hinke: [log in para visualizar] For DTP enquiries please contact the DTP Manager, Sarah Brasher [log in para visualizar]
How to apply:
You will need to complete an application to the GW4 BioMed DTP for an ‘offer of funding’ by 9.30am, 8 June 2017. Students then undergo a two-part selection process, the first stage of which is a screening process by the supervisory team. This will be an informal interview between 9 and 16 June 2017. The Research Theme Panels will then shortlist the applicants who will be invited to interview in Cardiff on 30 June 2017. Full details of the application process are given on the GW4 website. Applicants who have not been contacted by 1 August 2017 should assume that they have been unsuccessful.
1. Complete the application form: https://cardiff.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/gw4-biomed-mrc-doctoral-training-partnership-npif-student
2. Arrange a meeting with your chosen supervisors (in person or via phone/video call) to discuss the project and your application between 9 and 16 June 2017
3. If shortlisted, submit two references and a copy of your academic transcript(s) by 29/6/2017
4. If shortlisted, attend an interview in Cardiff on 30 June 2017
Further details will be included in the shortlisting letter.
Closing date for applications: 9.30am, 8 June 2017