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1) Queen Mary University of London - Health Economist

Health Economist
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Term: 1 year
Salary range: £35,672 to £41,969 inclusive of London Allowance
Closing Date: 29 July 2016
Reference:  QMUL8969

Further information:  

We are seeking a self-motivated and experienced health economist to provide high quality and timely inputs to a range of work in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health. We have an expanding health economics section following 3 recent appointments and we want an enthusiastic researcher who will further support the expansion.
Based in Whitechapel in the heart of London’s east end, the Centre brings together researchers, practitioners and educators in a vibrant, multidisciplinary group to deliver world-leading research and education. 
You will collaboratively input to proposals for new research and to ongoing research projects. A key current project requiring immediate input is an exploration of the current and future societal costs of stroke and the potential return on further research investments. This will entail reviewing literature, eliciting expert opinion, assisting with analyses and preparing initial drafts of reports and papers. You will also develop your own research interests, collaborate with other health economists and methodologists in the Centre and contribute to relevant teaching activities. 
The post is full-time (applications for part-time will be considered) and fixed term for 12 months starting as soon as possible. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Informal enquiries: [log in para visualizar] (unavailable 14-21 July)
Application enquiries: [log in para visualizar] 
Details about the Centre & Institute:

2) Senior Research Associate, Bristol, UK

Senior Research Associate in Trials Methodology, University of Bristol
This new and innovative post offers a unique focussed opportunity for an early career researcher in health services research to build on and expand their skill base and knowledge to develop as an independent academic trials methodologist with trials methodology experience. The post holder will join the MRC ConDuCT-II Hub research team to work on projects and gain specific training to develop and submit an NIHR or MRC post-doctoral fellowship application in trials methodology research.

The MRC ConDuCT-II Hub for Trials Methodology Research, directed by Professor Jane Blazeby, is a multidisciplinary collaboration aiming to transform patient care by increasing the number and quality of RCTs especially with a focus on RCTs of complex interventions and surgery ( The Hub is located within the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol and aims to develop new and better methods to design and conduct trials. There are four research themes: (i) prioritisation of trials; (ii) recruitment; (iii) pilot and feasibility studies, and;
(iv) outcomes research. The Hub works closely with the Bristol Centre for Surgical Research (, the Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and two UKCRN registered clinical trials units in Bristol.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD within the field of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or trials methodology (submitted or awarded within the previous 6 years), with proven skills and experience in research methods in an applied health services research setting. They will have published in this field and want to pursue an independent academic career by gaining a national post-doctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will undertake research and training across specific projects and/or areas within the Hub’s four themes and the candidate will need to liaise with Hub theme leads to agree on the focus of the work, which will subsequently inform the post-doctoral fellowship application.

Salary range: £35,609 - £40,082 per annum

Contract Type: 12months full time (or full time equivalent if part time)

Closing date for applications: 24th July 2016

Further particulars: Search for job number 

For informal enquiries please contact either: 
Professor Jane Blazeby, 0117 928 7332 [log in para visualizar] or 
Kerry Avery, 0117 928 7233 [log in para visualizar]

3) PhD studentships at Birmingham/Keele University, UK

PhD Studentships available from October 2016: including fees, bursary and stipend

We are looking to recruit two PhD students to work on health economics projects jointly hosted by The Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS) at Keele University and the Health Economics Unit (HEU) at Birmingham University. 

The following projects are available (applicants can apply for both):
•	An exploration of the use of decision modelling in assessment of cost-effectiveness of stratified care in musculoskeletal disease (RPCH2016/07/01 -
•	Exploring, quantifying and updating estimates of the economic burden of low back pain in the UK using routine data. Enquiries and applications should be directed to Catherine Taylor at [log in para visualizar]

The students (one registered at Keele, one at Birmingham) will benefit from the collaboration between Birmingham and Keele University and will be expected to spend time at both institutes. This will enable the students to benefit from the health economic expertise at Birmingham, while also engaging fully with the musculoskeletal research programme at Keele, allowing them to become familiar with the clinical area, and the datasets used for analysis.

Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline (e.g. health economics, economics, statistics) and a Masters degree in a related discipline (Health economics is desirable). Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2016/17 home/EU rates: £4,121) and a research studentship stipend of currently £14,296 per annum for 2016/17. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £8,500 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.  A programme of research training will also be provided and it is anticipated that students will be involved in a number of activities at both Keele and Birmingham, including research seminars, journal clubs and an annual student conference.

Further details can be found at:
Closing date for applications is Friday 22 July 2016, interview date is expected to be: August 2nd 2016.

For any queries relating to the application process, please contact Sue Weir ([log in para visualizar]), or Cat Taylor ([log in para visualizar])

4) Researcher in Evaluative Health Care/Health Economics, HERC, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK

•        Vacancy ID: 124219
•        Contact Phone: 01865 743629 / Contact Email: [log in para visualizar]
•        The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 28 July 2016.
•        Interviews are likely to take place on 11-12 August.
•        External Link: 
The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) is a thriving group of health economists/analysts, with a varied research programme and a well-established reputation as a centre of excellence.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Researcher to contribute to a programme of work evaluating long-term health and economic outcomes of chronic disease/s and intervention/s to prevent/manage these diseases using large randomised controlled trials and observational cohorts and ensuring good quality data analysis, disease modelling and presentation of results. Programmes of work in the field of lipid modification therapy for reducing cardiovascular risk and/or a new diagnostic tool for liver disease will be the focus of the post in the first instance. 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 master or doctorate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Epidemiology or other quantitative discipline) and interest in developing research portfolio in evaluative health/medicine field targeting improvements in people’s health. You will have strong analytic skills and an aptitude for high quality quantitative analyses (e.g. an experience in programming, including R, Stata or SAS; handling databases; developing (disease) models). Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this role. Previous research in a relevant field is desirable but not essential.
Informal enquires should be addressed to Associate Professor Borislava Mihaylova ([log in para visualizar]).
Together with your supporting statement and CV please submit two A4 pages (font size of at least 11) with an example of self-contained and executable on an external machine code in any analytic language, preferably R or Stata, demonstrating your expertise in programming/statistical analysis.
•        The interviews are likely to take place on 11-12 August 2016.
•        The closing date for applications is Midday on 28 July 2016.

5) The University of Manchester, UK: research fellow in health economics

Reference : BM&H-08543
Starting salary: £38,896
The University of Manchester, invites applications from candidates with a proven track record in economic evaluation for the post of Research Fellow in Health Economics. 
The post is available from 1st October 2016 and will be tenable on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.
The post is to support the implementation of the economics workstream for a NIHR HS&DR Researcher-led (Multimorbidities Themed Call) funded study. The overall aim of this study is to improve the evidence generated from risk prediction models and model –based cost-effectiveness analyses to better inform decision-making for selecting primary prevention treatments in two selected case studies in people with multimorbidity with three objectives:
1.    To derive and internally validate new incident CVD and osteoporotic fracture risk prediction models for people with multimorbidity accounting for competing risks of death, and compare performance with existing risk prediction models.
2.    To quantify the magnitude, variation and distribution of Direct Treatment Disutility (DTD – the disutility incurred by taking a regular, long-term treatment irrespective of drug-specific side effects) in the general and statin or bisphosphonate treated populations.
3.    To examine the effect of accounting for competing risks and DTD on relative cost-effectiveness in the context of the use of statins and bisphosphonates for the primary prevention of CVD and osteoporotic fracture.
You will join the Manchester Centre for Health Economics. Led by Professor Katherine Payne, you will be contributing to the delivery of all three objectives but specifically objectives 2 and 3: developing a stated preference elicitation study of the general population and of treated patients will be used to quantify the size, variation and distribution of DTDs; adapting the model-based cost effectiveness analyses developed to inform the NICE lipid modification guideline (2014) and the NICE bisphosphonate technology appraisal  (2015).
Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent experience, in health economics. Previous experience of the design of decision analytic model-based economic evaluations and a proven track record of publications in high quality journals is essential. Knowledge of stated preference study design and previous experience of working in a multidisciplinary research team would be advantageous.
Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor Katherine Payne by email: [log in para visualizar]
Application forms and further particulars are available from our website  and look for reference BM&H-08543. If you are unable to go online you can request a hard copy of the details from the Directorate of Human Resources, Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences. Tel: +44(0)161 275 8835 or email: [log in para visualizar]
Closing date: 14 August 2016
Interviews will be held on 18 August 2016
The Institute of Population Health is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Institute of Population Health received a Silver Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit
6) Postdoctoral fellowship in Health Economics - Université de Bordeaux (France)

Attachment: Economics and Management of Healthcare Organizations (EMOS), Inserm U1219.
Location: Bordeaux, France.
About EMOS:
The EMOS team conducts research projects that evaluate health policies and systems using an applied and multidisciplinary approach, involving economists, health professionals (doctors and nurses) and other social science researchers with expertise in health services research. This research addresses questions related to the evaluation of health systems and policies from a variety of perspectives depending on the specific health policy issue studied (policies affecting healthcare access, healthcare pathway programmes, hospital services, health innovation), the relevant evaluation criteria (rate of public aid utilization, efficiency, inequalities in access, staff retention, rehospitalization), the available data and the appropriate methods (econometrics using administrative data, experimental studies, medico-economic modelling of clinical data and registry data, qualitative interviews…).
EMOS seeks to:
-          Conduct rigorous evaluations of health systems, public policies, and innovations (therapeutic, organizational and technological) at the national, regional and local level.
-          Contribute to advances in methods for research on health policies and health systems.
-          Produce new insights on how health care organizations function based on an interdisciplinary approach and close collaboration with the actors of the health system.
In collaboration with INSERM U1219 research center (Bordeaux population health - BPH) and members of the EMOS team, the postdoc fellow will undertake the following tasks:
- Participation in research projects in economic evaluation of health policies, interventions or health innovations (impact assessments, cost-utility analysis).
- Contribution to the writing of scientific articles related to current projects.
- Participation in the scientific life of the EMOS team.
Required Skills:
- Experience in conducting health economic evaluations;
- Knowledge of medical administrative databases and various French health surveys;
- Scientific expertise on statistical methods for economic evaluation;
- Proficiency in scientific English (minimum written).
Required qualities:
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team;
- Autonomy and initiative;
- Good writing skills;
- Flexibility;
- Communication skills, listening skills.
Terms of engagement:
Job type: Postdoctoral fellowship
Position type: Full-time.
Location: University of Bordeaux, Institute of Public Health Epidemiology and Development (ISPED).
Salary: According to the University salary grid, depending on qualifications and experience, 50% refund on public transport pass.
Start date: 1st September 2016.
How to apply:
To apply please submit your CV, cover letter and any additional supporting documents with details of a professional reference that recruiters would be allowed to contact to [log in para visualizar]
Specifying object "Health Economist -EMOS_ first name_ last name application."
Closing date: 05th of August 2016.
For any other technical questions please contact [log in para visualizar]

7) Research Associate in Health Economics, University of East Anglia

The Health Economics Group at the Norwich Medical School,  University of East Anglia are seeking a Research Associate in Health Economics to join our team. 

Further details are available at

The closing date is 12 noon on the 12th August 2016.