1) NUI Galway, Ireland: Lecturer in Health Economics
The J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway wishes to appoint a person to a Lectureship Below the Bar, Economics, contract type B with research interests in health economics and/or the economics of ageing. The position will commence on the 1st September 2016. Candidates should normally: hold a PhD in Economics or equivalent; have published in peer reviewed journals; have had some success in obtaining research funding; and have proven ability in teaching and supervising theses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. Candidates must also have specific research interests in health economics and/or the economics of ageing.
The successful candidate will contribute to an already successful research cluster in health economics at NUI Galway. The Health Economics and Policy Analysis (HEPA) group, located in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, are internationally recognised for their work and have extensive interdiscipliniary collaborations in Ireland and abroad. With more than €10 million secured in competitively awarded and commissioned research and over 100 distinct peer reviewed publications in the past decade, HEPA are among the most research intensive academic units in Ireland. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the School’s existing comparative advantage in health economics, particularly in the field of ageing research.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Alan Ahearne, Head of Economics, email [log in para visualizar] or telephone: +353 (0)91 494231
Additional information on the Discipline is available at http://economics.nuigalway.ie/
Salary: €36,230 to €56,782 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)
(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy)
(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)
Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Thursday, 31st March 2016. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.
2) Research Associate - SNAPPIEST and SENSE-Cog Econometric Analyses
Research Associate - SNAPPIEST and SENSE-Cog Econometric Analyses
We are seeking a Research Associate to work on the econometric analyses of two projects, working under the supervision of Dr Brenda Gannon, co-investigator and European lead for the Work Package on Valuation and lead for health economics in the NIHR Evidence Synthesis project SNAPPIEST
The work will involve developing advanced econometric models of health care utilization and cost prediction and working with the SENSE-Cog health economists and teams to develop such models and analyse the longitudinal data. Cost modelling and efficiency modelling will be undertaken in the SNAPPIEST project.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Dr Brenda Gannon
Email: [log in para visualizar]
3) Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK: Health Economist
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - Department of Clinical Sciences
Salary: £27,328 to £37,768
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 22nd February 2016
Closes: 23rd March 2016
Job Ref: 031
Post-Doctoral Research Associate (with PhD): £32,600 to £37,768
Master’s Degree Level: £27,328 to £31,656
Full-Time, Fixed-Term 3 year appointment
The COUNTDOWN collaboration supported by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is collaborating with national country offices in Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Liberia in the evaluation of upscaling and integrating Neglected Tropical Disease programmes. COUNTDOWN aims to improve the health of poor and vulnerable people with tropical neglected diseases by conducting excellent multi-disciplinary health research, comprising biomedical, operational, health economics, and health systems research, and translating research into policy and practice.
In addition to the four COUNTDOWN countries, international collaborations in health economics are developed with leading centres in Sub-Sahara Africa such as the Malawi-Liverpool Trust and KEMRI-CDC and in Asia such as in Bangladesh and China. These collaborations complement existing and new LSTM projects and collaborations between LSTM and colleagues at other leading in international health within the UK and internationally.
The successful candidate will build on the established international reputation in Health Economics Research in Tropical Health. You will be expected to participate within the area of health economics research, applied to health systems and health interventions as an integral part of COUNTDOWN and LSTM’s health economics provision. It is essential that you have the ability to liaise with external collaborations within West-Africa and demonstrate a commitment to support the design and implementation of new projects.
You will be a highly motivated individual, possessing a PhD in a health economics or related discipline, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. You will also be required to have proven expertise in a relevant area of International Health and Health Economics including exposure to the health sector in middle or low income countries.
If you are interested in this post and wish to discuss any aspect of the role in further detail, you are welcome to make information enquiries to Professor Louis W Niessen, Professor of Health Economics
Email: [log in para visualizar] or telephone (+44) 0151 705 3779. Alternatively you are also welcome to contact Mrs Rachael Thomson, COUNTDOWN Senior Programme Manager, Email: [log in para visualizar] (+44) 0151 705 3271
Further details of the post can be found by visiting our website at: www.lstmed.ac.uk/vacancies
If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form together with a copy of your CV, stating vacancy reference number (031), via email to [log in para visualizar], or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA
Closing Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 12.00pm UK Time
Interviews: Wednesday 13 April 2016 (Liverpool)
LSTM actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy
4) Senior Research Associate (Health Economics) Lancaster University, UK
Division of Health Research
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Senior Research Associate (Health Economics)
Full Time – Grade 7
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced health economist with evaluation skills and an interest in ageing / health technology. Based in the Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, which has a strong group of health economists (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fhm/research/health-economics/), the post-holder will form part of a multi-disciplinary team and take specific responsibility for leading on the health economic evaluation of the Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance Targeted and Supported Self-Care Test Bed initiative, funded by NHS England.
Work on this programme will include applying longitudinal control group design, use of matched mass controls, validated quality of life survey tools, and health economic measures with frail older people and those with dementia, as well as analysis of large and complex quantitative datasets. The post-holder will be involved in coordinating and delivering research activities while having a flexible working style to respond to project needs and timelines. You will demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative when faced with challenges, and will develop a good rapport with external colleagues as well as those frail older people involved in the research.
The post requires travel to fieldwork sites primarily in the north west of England. In addition to the specific roles and responsibilities set out in the Job Description, you will be expected to contribute generally to the intellectual life of the Centre for Ageing Research, the Health Economics at Lancaster Group, the Division, Faculty and wider University.
The post is available on a fixed term contract for 24 months from 1st April 2016 with a start date as soon as possible.
Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Christine Milligan email: [log in para visualizar]
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.
Closing Date: Sunday March 13th
Shortlisted candidates should be available for interview on: Wednesday March 23rd
To apply please visit: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1450R
5) Post Doc in Health Economics, Groningen, Netherlands
The Department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance is an active and international research group, consisting of approximately 60 people. Members work both in fundamental theoretical research as well as in applied research. Central research themes are among others (applied) econometrics, demographic economics, health economics, and industrial organisation. Members of the department have published in, amongst others, the American Economic Review, Demography, Economic Journal, Journal of Business & Economics Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Population Economics and Social Science & Medicine.
The Centre of Expertise Healthwise is an interdisciplinary research center aimed at the creation and valorization of knowledge in Health (care) economics, business and management. Research topics include quality, safety and patient logistics, organizational change, e-health, health over the life-cycle, mechanisms of the healthcare market and consumer behaviour in the use of medication. The Centre collaborates closely with the University Medical Centre and has numerous partners in the healthcare sector.
Jointly the Centre and the Department are currently seeking a postdoc in Health Economics. The main focus of the position is on the impact of early-life conditions on late-life outcomes. Potential candidates will have ideally worked on the topic throughout their graduate studies but researchers with an interest in starting work on the topic are also welcome to apply.
The postdoc will be encouraged to develop his/her own research and is invited to collaborate with members of the Centre and the Department. Within this position, the postdoc will have the opportunity to work with some unique datasets such as LifeLines - a biobank covering 167.000 inhabitants of the northern Netherlands - and Dutch administrative data through collaboration with sitting staff.
As part of the position, the postdoc is expected to spend some of his/her time on writing grant proposals and participating in contract research, which is broadly concerned with analyzing the economic impact of medical interventions. Moreover, the postdoc is expected to contribute to the management and organization of the Centre.
To qualify candidates should have:
a PhD in (Health) Economics, Econometrics, or related fields (Demography, Epidemiology, Public Health etc.)
interest in health economics as evidenced by working papers and/or publications in leading international journals
organizational qualities and excellent communication skills necessary for contract research.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,044 gross per month (salary scale 10.4 Dutch Universities), to a maximum of € 4,654 gross per month (salary scale 11. max) excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.
Candidates will be appointed for a period of three years, on condition of a positive evaluation after one year.
We expect candidates to start by 1 September 2016.
You may apply for this position until 3 April / before 4 April 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on ‘’Apply’’ below on the advertisement on the university website).
You are requested to submit:
1. a motivation letter
2. a complete curriculum vitae
3. three letters of recommendation
4. one self-selected “best paper”.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
Dr. Jochen O. Mierau, Healthwise, [log in para visualizar]
Prof. Ruud Koning, Head of the department, [log in para visualizar]
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More information: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0004V4P&cat=wp
6) Senior Research Associate in Health Economics
Senior Research Associate in Health Economics
University of East Anglia - Norwich Medical School
Salary: £31,656 to £37,768 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Closes: 30th March 2016
Job Ref: RA1279
This is a full time post, available from 1st September 2016 and is offered on a fixed term basis for 6 months from the start date or to 30 April 2017, whichever is reached soonest.
We are looking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to be based within the Health Economics Group (HEG) which is one of three research groups in the Department of Population Health and Primary Care in the Norwich Medical School at the UEA.
The appointee will be expected to provide input into a study funded by the Department of Health. The project is entitled: ‘Opportunities within the school environment to shift the distribution of activity intensity in adolescents (CASE)’. The post holder will have responsibility to contribute to the analysis of an economic evaluation of two pilot interventions in the area of school-based physical activity promotion among adolescents. This will involve resource use measurement and costing as well as modelling of the potential longer term costs and consequences of the pilot interventions.
Applicants must have a PhD (or be near completion) in a relevant subject area and have experience of economic analysis, and specifically of developing health economic models, ideally in a physical activity context. You should also have practical experience of applied economic analysis and health economic modelling techniques. Familiarity with health economic work in a physical activity domain would also be desirable.
Closing date: 12 noon on 30 March 2016
Further particulars and an application form are available on our website: www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies or Tel. 01603 593493
The Norwich Medical School is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.
7) Early Career Researcher, King's Health Economics, King's College, London, UK
King’s Health Economics (KHE) has a vacancy for an early career researcher to provide inputs in cost analyses, economic evaluations alongside trials, modelling studies and other large studies and to undertake systematic reviews. The post holder will work on a portfolio of projects, under the supervision of Professor Paul McCrone, which include the topics of enhancing cognition and quality of life in early psychoses; living kidney donation in the UK; developing a psychological intervention for sufferers of xeroderma pigmentosum. There is the potential for the post holder to work on a wide range of mental health and non-mental health research projects, and KHE will endeavour to align these with the post holder’s own research interests whenever possible.
The post holder will have a post-graduate degree in health economics, economics or another relevant area, and KHE will encourage and support them to advance their academic career, including studying for a PhD in health economics.
KHE consists of a team of globally-renowned health economists who undertake teaching and training in health economics and economic evaluation and use economic methods and tools to examine policy and practice in a wide range of areas including mental health, substance misuse, developmental disorders, diabetes, stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, palliative care, HIV/AIDS and social care. For further information see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/hspr/research/KHE/index.aspx .
8) 2 NIHR MSc Studentships at University College London
The Department of Statistical Science at University College London has been awarded two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships in Medical Statistics for the 2016/17 academic year. The Department is ideally placed at the centre of collaborative research work through the involvement of staff in several NIHR funded research projects It is closely linked with the UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. There is a clear opportunity for students to be exposed to real-world medical statistics problems. In addition to the core modules, the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) teaches contemporary methods, such as Bayesian statistics, applications in health economics and statistical genetics. The course content is aimed to provide both a solid theoretical foundation in statistics and the experience to apply statistical methods to real medical data. Further details are available from the Departmental website.
The studentships cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance stipend of £16,296 per annum (based on the standard UK Research Council rate with London weighting). International students may also apply, but will need to source additional funding to meet the difference in cost between UK/EU and overseas tuition fees. The procedure for determining one’s tuition fee status is outlined on the UCL website.
The requirement for admission to the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) is a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge of mathematical methods and linear algebra at university level and familiarity with introductory probability and statistics is required. Further details can be found on the UCL website.
Candidates should apply for the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) programme (TMSSTASMED01) in the usual way by completing the online application form. The closing date is 31 March 2016. Candidates who applied prior to the funding announcement will automatically receive consideration.
More information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply/
9) Professor in Health Economics, Leeds, UK
Professor in Health Economics (Specialising in Health Technology Assessment)
University of Leeds - Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 10th March 2016
Closes: 6th April 2016
Job Ref: MHIHS1081
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
Section: Academic Unit of Health Economics
Grade: Negotiated. The salary, which is negotiable, will be within the Professorial range – minimum £60,512 p.a.
Applications are invited for this exciting new post in the School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. This major initiative is designed to strengthen the University’s pursuit of ambitious goals actively progressing our major research objectives in applied and methodological health economics research.
The post holder will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for research in health technology assessment (HTA) including economic modelling and evaluation. They will also develop and lead a personal research programme under the broad HTA theme.
This is a strategic appointment within the University of Leeds which has a close partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHT), Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust.
Sitting within the Academic Unit of Health Economics, the successful applicant would be expected to have ambition and vision for developing academic success, delivering academic excellence and a plan for financial sustainability. They would have impressive goals and would be expected to work closely with colleagues in the University to pursue a significant portfolio of research.
The successful applicant will be a health economist with an international reputation in HTA and will be responsible for developing a vision for research which is at the forefront internationally. It is therefore essential that candidates have experience of leading health economics within multi-professional research at internationally excellent standards, as well as effective leadership and change management skills.
The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies (http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies). The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Bronze award in 2013. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.
As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:
1. A Covering Letter
2. A CV;
3. A supporting statement
Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Professor Claire Hulme, Director of the Academic Unit of Health Economics, tel. +44 (0) 113 343 0875, e-mail [log in para visualizar] or Professor Tim Ensor, Institute Director, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, +44(0)113 32725, [log in para visualizar]
If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Sue Curry, email [log in para visualizar] tel +44(0)113 343 1845
10) Job Adverstisement for the York Health Economics Consortium, York, UK
YORK HEALTH ECONOMICS CONSORTIUM
York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) moved to larger premises in 2015 to allow for continued expansion. As part of this expansion we are gradually increasing our staff base and are looking to recruit an Information Specialist. 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 main responsibilities of the role are:
• Develop and undertake high quality systematic literature searches and identify data under the guidance of senior colleagues;
• Negotiate, explain and discuss the feasibility of searches within a project team context to ensure the search strategies answer the research questions and are appropriate to the project budget and the project methodology;
• Communicate technical information around searching issues to non-specialists;
• Write up the search results for reports according to best practice standards for search reporting;
• Client liaison within a project, with the support and guidance of senior colleagues;
• Contribute to the development of proposals for research projects through applications to public/private research funding bodies;
• Contribute to research publications;
• Assist with the development of internal procedures to ensure consistency across the information specialist team (e.g. contribute to the Information Services WiKi);
• Keep professional knowledge and expertise up to date by maintaining awareness of relevant information retrieval research and information resources;
• Occasionally provide supervision of other staff working in the project team;
• Where applicable, provide internal guidance and support to colleagues on search related issues.
Please see link below for further details:
YHEC offer a competitive salary package.
The closing date is: 5pm Sunday 10th April 2016
11) Senior Research Fellow, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
UTS Business School
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE)
The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow with experience in health economics, biostatistics or health services research to lead the economic evaluation group.
CHERE is recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in health economics, and is a recognised Research Strength of the University of Technology, Sydney. The economic evaluation team undertakes independent research, commissioned work and performs critical appraisal of health technology assessments. A key component of the role will be evaluating Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) submissions and preparing health technology assessment reports for the Medical Benefits Advisory Committee. You will report to the Deputy Director and your key responsibilities will include:
Contributing to the leadership of the economic evaluation group and manage the day-to-day running of the PBAC program
Liaising with the Department of Health
Mentoring and supervising junior team members
Ensuring commentaries/reports are completed on time and to the required standard
You will be an effective team leader, working closely with health economists, clinical experts and biostatisticians. Previous supervision and team leadership would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and quantitative skills, with experience in using modelling software, such as excel and TreeAge. Skills in statistical analysis, data interpretation, conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses are essential.
You will have a post-graduate qualification in health economics, epidemiology, statistics, pharmacy or pharmacology. Experience in health services or social science research and familiarity with PBAC and MSAC are desirable.
Salary range: $135,911 – 151,861 (including 17% superannuation); Level C).
Based close to Central Station, UTS is at the hub of the transport network whilst offering easy access to the City and its facilities. You will also reap the rewards of working in a dynamic, supportive, environment with employee benefits including flexible work practices, study support, discounted gym membership and generous parental leave.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of two years, with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and performance.
How To Apply
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Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team on [log in para visualizar] or +61 (02) 9514 1080.
Closing Date: 6th April 2016 at 11.59pm.
We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as GLBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
If you require further information about the position please contact Associate Professor Stephen Goodall on +61 (02) 9514 4720.
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