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1)  PhD Studentship at the Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University

PhD Studentship – Bangor University, Wales
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University, in collaboration with the Walton Centre, Liverpool. This full-time, 3-year studentship provides full support for tuition fees (for UK/EU nationals), all associated research costs and a tax-free stipend of £18,458 in the first year, with annual increments thereafter.
Supported by the Motor Neurone Disease Association, through donations including the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, this PhD will aim to estimate the costs associated with MND, measure patients’ health-related quality of life and develop an economic model for assessing the cost-effectiveness of medical interventions.
How to Apply
To apply for this studentship please submit an application via the University’s on-line admissions facility. Please ensure you include an outline of no more than two pages of your proposed research.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants should hold a first class or upper-second-class degree in economics or a relevant quantitative or clinical discipline.  A Masters qualification (e.g. in health economics) would be a distinct advantage.
The award is available to UK and other EU nationals only. Non-UK EU nationals must be resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship, otherwise they will be eligible for a fees-only award.
Further Details
For further information please contact: Professor Dyfrig Hughes ([log in para visualizar])
Closing Date
The closing date for applications is 31/07/2015.


Job Description
Due to continued growth, CATALYST Health Economics Consultants is seeking two researchers to join its team, providing health economics evidence to support clients' business development strategies.
The successful applicants will participate in modelling the impact of diseases and technologies, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, with an emphasis on economic evaluations, burden of illness analyses and patient reported outcomes. This will include the use of decision models, Markov models and budget impact models, in addition to economic analyses alongside clinical trials and patient preference studies. Candidates should be capable of independently conducting components of research projects with guidance from senior staff. The role also requires a commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining a positive relationship with colleagues and clients.
Candidates are required to have a deep understanding of the principles of health economics research. A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline is essential, backed up with sound quantitative skills and experience in conducting economic evaluations or outcomes research. In particular, candidates are required to have experience in conducting cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses. Experience of quality of life and patient preference research is desirable. Proficiency in statistical analyses of clinical trial data would be advantageous. Experience of more than one European health care system is also desirable.
Excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects and deliver high quality work within timelines is essential. Fluent spoken and excellent written English is mandatory for this position.
Computer Skills
Candidates should have advanced skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience of discrete event simulation software, conjoint analysis and data analysis software (such as SPSS) would be advantageous.
CATALYST is a well established, successful health economics and outcomes research consultancy, as demonstrated by our track record of peer reviewed publications. We provide global consultancy services to healthcare manufacturers, with a focus on economic evaluations, burden of illness analyses and patient reported outcomes studies.
More information about the company can be found on the website at CATALYST is an equal opportunities employer and committed to a flexible and friendly working environment.
Those interested in joining a leading consultancy where they can play a truly influential role should send their CV, in confidence, by 30 July 2015 to: Prof. Julian Guest, Managing Director, CATALYST Health Economics Consultants Ltd, 34b High Street, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1BN, UK. Tel: +44 1923 450045; E-mail: [log in para visualizar]

3) Research Associate or Research Fellow in Health Economics, Warwick Medical School, UK

Warwick Medical School
Division of Health Sciences- Clinical Trials Unit
Research Associate (Health Economics) or Research Fellow (Health Economics)
£24,775 - £27,864 per annum (Research Associate) or
£28,695- £37,394 per annum (Research Fellow)
Fixed Term Contract for 3 years
Reference: 75920-075
Following considerable success in the award of new research funding in the area of health economics, we are seeking to appoint to a new position at either Research Associate or Research Fellow grade. You will join the Warwick Medical School, Division of Health Sciences (Clinical Trials Unit), and will contribute to the development of a portfolio of new trial-based and modelling-based economic evaluations. This will include an economic evaluation of an exercise programme to prevent shoulder problems in patients undergoing breast cancer treatment; an economic evaluation of alternative rehabilitation strategies for non-operatively managed patients with a rupture of the Achilles tendon; and an economic evaluation of alternative processes for managing the transition between child and adult mental health services.
You will be encouraged to participate more broadly in the Division’s portfolio of health economics research and teaching activities. Training will be provided to develop skills to undertake high quality applied and methodological research across a number of different study designs.
At Research Associate level, you will have a Master’s degree in health economics or a related discipline. At Research Fellow level, you will have a PhD (or equivalent) in health economics or a related discipline. A proven interest in conducting economic evaluations using individual patient data is essential as is some experience of using statistical software (e.g. SPSS, STATA or SAS), coupled with the ability and potential to produce high quality health economics research relevant to the health sciences.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should initially be directed to Professor Stavros Petrou, [log in para visualizar] or 0044 2476 151124, or Dr Jason Madan, [log in para visualizar] or 0044 2476 151254.
Click here for further details of the post at the research associate level and information on how to apply:
Click here for further details of the post at the research fellow level and information on how to apply:
Closing date: 14th August 2015

4) Health Economist opportunity at RTI Health Solutions, Manchester, UK

RTI Health Solutions, a business unit of RTI International, has an exciting opportunity for an entry level Health Economist. This position will be based in Manchester and will support the continued business expansion of Health Economics and Outcomes Research.
Primary responsibilities will include:
•         Support ongoing health economics research projects (e.g., decision-analytic models, literature reviews)
•         Support the development of technical reports and proposals
•         Provide support for ongoing projects and senior staff
•         Communicate effectively (via email, telephone, and in-person) with clients and team members regarding projects and proposals  
•         Bachelor’s Degree in industrial engineering, operations research, mathematics or economics
•         Demonstrated academic success
•         Demonstrated interest in health or the pharmaceutical industry
•         Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
•         Demonstrated analytical and communication skills (both written and oral)
•         Coursework or demonstrated experience in decision-analytic modelling
•         Literature review experience
•         Extensive computer experience, including programming in any language and extensive Excel experience
•         Simulation and statistical software preferred
Interested …?
Please send your CV and covering letter to Tracy Walker [log in para visualizar] – for more information about RTI Health Solutions please visit our website
About RTI 
RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

5)  HERG, Brunel, UK

Institute of Environment, Health and Societies

Health Economics Research Group (HERG)

Research Assistant/Fellow                                                Vacancy Ref: GAB0026-1

Salary (Grade R1): £30,030 - £33,508 per annum incl. of London Weighting

Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years

HERG's researchers have a long-standing and internationally recognised programme of applied policy-relevant and methodological research in health economics and systematic review. To further strengthen and develop its programme of work, HERG is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and highly motivated individual who wants to further their career in a vibrant and expanding department. For more information please visit

The aim of this post is to undertake research particularly evaluation of new medical technologies for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and to systematically review lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity, including contributing to on-going evaluations as well as identifying opportunities for further applied and methodological research.

Applicants should have a good first degree and either a relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience in systematic reviews or health economics with excellent critical appraisal skills. However those who are recently, or soon to be qualified, or who have degrees in health-related subjects (e.g. nursing, health services research, health promotion, public health or similar) are also encouraged to apply. Quantitative skills will be needed. For appointment at Research Fellow level you will also require a PhD or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline.

Potential candidates are welcome and encouraged to contact Dr Catherine Meads, Reader in Health Technology Assessment (Tel:01895265242; Email: [log in para visualizar] or Professor Julia Fox-Rushby, Director of HERG (Tel: 01895266864; Email: [log in para visualizar] for an informal discussion.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th July 2015  

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 13th August 2015

For further details and to apply please visit 

Human Resources, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH 

6) Research Fellow (Health Economics/Health Services Research), Surrey, UK

Surrey Business School
Location: 	Guildford
Salary: 	£30,434 to £33,242 per annum
	Fixed Term
Post Type: 	Full Time
Closing Date: 	Monday 31 August 2015
Interview Date: 	To be confirmed
Reference: 	041915

A Research Fellow will join a thriving team of post-doctoral research fellows in the Economics of Health Care research group of the Department of Health Care Management and Policy (DHCMP) at the University of Surrey, initially on a fixed term contract of 2 years. We currently have four other economists and will be recruiting further this year.

The research group is the most successful within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, with a current research portfolio value of £3.9million; with agreed bids in the pipeline worth £2.2 million. The DHCMP has been involved in a wide range of projects over the last 15 years, focusing on how to measure quality and health outcomes from routine data, quality improvement and technology trials, integrating the use of the computer into the clinical consultation, and the surveillance of infectious diseases using routine data.

The post is funded for 2 years by a 5-year EU Horizon 2020 grant titled “Models of Child Health Explored” led by Imperial College London. The appointee will work on the health economics work package led by Professor Graham Cookson. Specifically, the overarching objective of this work package is to consider the economic implications of alternative models of child health across Europe. Specifically we will:
1.    Map and compare the workforce configuration and costs of delivering the alternative models of child health care in use in Europe.
2.    Model the efficiency and effectiveness of alternative models of child health care across Europe
3.    Investigate the impact of reimbursement, payment and incentive systems on the performance of child health care systems across Europe

The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree (or near to completion) in health economics, health services research or a related field. Consideration will also be given to individuals who do not hold a doctoral degree providing that they have a relevant master’s degree combined with relevant work experience. Strong analytical skills including statistics / econometrics is required as is an ability to use R and/or Stata.

For further information about the work we do, and our great team of staff please visit For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Graham Cookson via email [log in para visualizar] phone on 01483 686893

More information:

7) NIHR Research Methods Fellowship, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK

Job Vacancy: NIHR Research Methods Fellowship, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
We are seeking applications for a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Methods Fellowship to be based at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York.  The aim of the Fellowship  is to support the development of a talented individual, especially someone who is not currently working in a health-related field, by providing the necessary support and training to become a specialist methodologist in health economics.  The Fellowship will provide training and research experience in the specific area of economic evaluation and health technology assessment. 
We are looking for a highly-talented individual who is either in their early graduate career or returning to the work-place after a career break, and who is looking to change the focus of their career whilst still utilising their previous training.
We will provide dedicated time (2 years full-time; or 3 years part-time at 66% full-time equivalent (FTE)) for the Fellow to undertake structured research methodology training and gain research experience in a high-quality environment. The Fellow is likely to pursue a relevant Master’s Degree or relevant short course training according to their needs.
In addition to the salary the Fellowship includes research/training costs of £1000 per annum and tuition fees for either Master’s or short courses.
Please make informal enquiries to Professor Mark Sculpher: [log in para visualizar], +44 (0)1904 321440. 
Full details are here:
Closing date: 16 August 2015
Interview date: 10 September 2015

8) Job vacancy at HEHTA, Glasgow, UK

Research Assistant/Associate, University of Glasgow, Research Institute of Health and Wellbeing
The Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) Research Group ( 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. The assessment of health interventions is one of the key areas of activity within HEHTA; this includes undertaking evidence synthesis, economic and decision modelling, and economic analyses of clinical trial data. We are currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated researchers, with relevant skills and experience to join our group.
Applicants should have a good first degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Economics, Statistics, Operational Research, etc.) or a health-related discipline.  For appointment at Grade 7, applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in Health Economics or a related discipline.  The will be a particular focus on trial-based economic evaluations with this post.  In addition, the post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct complex and challenging projects, as opportunities allow.
This post is full time and funded for up to 2 years in the first instance.
Apply online at
Closing date:  16 August 2015

9) RAND, Europe, Cambridge, UK

RAND Europe (Cambridge, UK) would like to recruit an economist to undertake rigorous analysis on behalf of our research funders and clients in one or more of the policy areas: health and healthcare, innovation, science. The deadline for applications is 12th August. 

Follow this link if you are interested:

10)  Research Fellow or Research Assistant in Healthcare Decision Modelling - Leeds, UK

 Research Fellow or Research Assistant in Healthcare Decision Modelling - Leeds UK
The closing date is 12th August 2015.

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