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1) Research Fellow Vacancy - University of Leeds, UK

The vacancy is for a Research Fellow with an interest in economic evaluations and decision-analytic modelling - MHIHS1104 and the closing date is 4thDecember.
To view the advert use the link below:
2) Lecturer in Health Economics. 

Lecturer in Health Economics, - Ref:1606289 
Department / Division: Institute for Global Health (University College London)
Grade: 8
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £42,304 - £49,904 per annum
(inclusive of London allowance)

Duties and Responsibilities
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Institute of Global Health (IGH) for a Lecturer post in Health Economics. The post holder will be responsible for an active and growing teaching and research portfolio. Particularly, the post holder will be expected to take a leadership role within UCL’s new MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science, developing and delivering new course content. In addition, the post holder will be expected to build a strong research portfolio in the economics of global health. Close interaction with supportive colleagues at IGH and UCL more broadly, and access to partners and field sites in Kenya, Mozambique, India, Iran and Pakistan among others, will enable the post-holder to pursue a successful research programme leading to high-quality publications with excellent opportunities for future career development within the world-renowned global health community at UCL. 

Key Requirements
The candidate should have a PhD in the area of economics, health economics, public economics or development economics related to health systems/health policy or public health, and have a demonstrated capability to initiate and conduct leading-edge research. The post holder should also have experience teaching in economics and the determination to make a positive impact as part of a team. This opportunity is the chance to develop a career in a fast growing area at one of the world's best universities. 

If you have any queries regarding the post please contact Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall ( [log in para visualizar] ). If you have queries about the application process, please contact Dimitra Stamogiannou ( [log in para visualizar] )

Closing Date: 4 Dec 2016

To apply:

Visit and enter reference 1606289 

3) Health Economics/Market Access Researcher for Hanover Communications

Hanover, one of Europe’s leading reputation, communications and public affairs consultancies, is looking for an Account Executive to join the Healthcare Market Access team. We are looking for someone with experience in healthcare, market access or health economics either in industry or a consultancy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting projects on a number of high-profile client accounts in the healthcare sector and will support pitches and new business development.

Joining the Market Access team at this exciting time offers the opportunity to work with prestigious clients in government, industry, and academia. With an entrepreneurial spirit you will be part of an energetic and ambitious team aiming to shape the future of healthcare & market access in the UK, EU and internationally.


– Conduct background research to support ongoing and new business projects, manage the finance/invoicing – Enhance client relationships by delivering high quality work, ensuring seamless client communication – Support business development, provide required information to prepare proposals and client presentations – Assist in organising events and meetings – Develop a database to manage client contacts and talent networks


We are looking for ambitious, committed professionals with prior experience in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry ideally with an exposure to market access, health economics & outcomes research (HEOR), pricing and reimbursement. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the UK and international health technology assessment (HTA) systems, pricing and reimbursement environment.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate and explain how the programmes they have worked on have delivered tangible results for their clients.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:

– BSc/BA (or equivalent) in economics, healthcare, business or a relevant discipline – Outstanding written and verbal communication skills – Passion for healthcare and health economics – A flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude and desire to learn – Ability to work across multiple projects at any one time – Excellent attention to detail and highly organised – A team player who brings energy and fun to the role

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to [log in para visualizar] quoting reference “HC-MA-AE” clearly in the subject header

For more information about the position please visit our website:

4) Health Economics posts at the University of Bristol

Health Economics posts at the University of Bristol

We have two new posts to work in the areas of efficient and optimal care through NIHR CLAHRC West, conducting research around priority setting, economic evaluation, decision making and policy making.  Do please get in touch if you think you might be interested in finding out more about these posts.

Senior Research Associate/Research Fellow in Health 

Job number:  ACAD102303
Division/School:  School of Social and Community Medicine
Contract type:  Open ended contract staff
Working pattern:  Full time
Salary:  £36,001 - £40,523 (Grade J) £41,709 - £46,925 (Grade K)
Closing date for applications:  07-Dec-2016

We are seeking to appoint a talented health economics or health services researcher with an interest in priority setting methods, economic evaluation, decision making, and evidence-based policy making. The appointed person will be interested in working on applied health research topics in the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the West (NIHR CLAHRC West The post will be available until December 31st 2018 in the first instance. The researcher will work on a small number of projects evaluating the cost-effectiveness of health technologies and health service delivery and exploring healthcare decision-makers' use of evidence to inform priorities and commission healthcare services for their local population. The post will suit researchers who want to develop their careers by undertaking a number of different projects in the area of efficient and optimal care.
This is a full time (1.0 FTE) appointment, with the option to work part-time, and is available to be taken up as soon as possible.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Will Hollingworth ([log in para visualizar]) or Professor Joanna Coast ([log in para visualizar]).

Research Associate /Senior Research Associate in Health Economics

Job number:  ACAD102304
Division/School:  School of Social and Community Medicine
Contract type:  Open ended contract staff
Working pattern:  Full time
Salary:  £32,004 - £36,001 (Grade I) £36,001 - £40,523 (Grade J)
Closing date for applications: 07-Dec-2016

We are seeking to appoint a talented health economics researcher with experience of qualitative methods and interest in priority setting, economic evaluation and/or valuation methods. The appointed person will be interested in working on applied health research topics in the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the West (NIHR CLAHRC West The post will be available until December 31st 2018 in the first instance. Researchers must have a health economics background and should have experience in using mixed methods in health economic research. 

This is a full time (1.0 FTE) appointment, with the option to work part-time, and is available to be taken up as soon as possible.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Joanna Coast ([log in para visualizar]) or Dr Amanda Owen-Smith ([log in para visualizar]).

5) 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 51 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
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 20 studentships. Applicants can choose up to three of the 51 projects available across the GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership, listed here.
Funding & Eligibility
The studentship would be funded 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 (£14,296 p.a. for 2016/17, updated each year). The studentships would typically be a maximum of 3.5 years full-time or up to 7 years part-time, and can be longer where additional training is undertaken (e.g. a Masters); 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. 
More information
For an overview of the MRC GW4 BioMed programme, see   
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 MRC DTP for an ‘offer of funding’ by 9am, 1 December 2016. The Research Theme Panels will complete the shortlisting and inform applicants by 9 January 2017. Full details of the application process are given on the GW4 website. Applicants who have not been contacted by 1 February 2017 should assume that they have been unsuccessful. 

The process:      
If you are shortlisted you will need to:
- Arrange a meeting with your chosen supervisors (in person or via phone/video call) to discuss the project and your application between 10 and 22 January 2017
- Submit two references and a copy of your academic transcript(s) by 23/1/2017
- Attend an interview in Cardiff on 24th or 25th January 2017
Closing date for applications: 9am, 1 December 2016

6) DPhil Students in Health Economics, University of Oxford, UK

The Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, has an extensive list of research projects, including health economics topics, available to potential DPhil students applying for admission in October 2017.
Health economics research projects, supervised by staff from the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), University of Oxford, are:
•        Conducting economic evaluations of perinatal interventions from a family perspective.
•        Unhealthy behaviour clusters, socio-economic background and health outcomes.
•        Linking genomic and clinical data in health economic evaluations: identifying challenges and exploring potential solutions.
•        Use of cholesterol- and blood pressure lowering interventions.
•        Long-term extrapolation methods in diabetes to inform extrapolation in RCTs: use of individual participant data and published data and methods.
Details on the process for applying for a DPhil can be found at
The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Friday 6th January 2017.

7) Assistant Professor Health Economics  Twente, Netherlands

Assistant Professor Health Economics
Twente, Netherlands
Available from!/vacature/814086

You can apply using this website, the deadline for applications is December 4, 2016.

The Department of Health Technology and Services Research at the University of Twente is part of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences and embedded in the Institute for Governance Studies (IGS) and the MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology & Technical Medicine. Research at HTSR focuses on the effect of a new technology on clinical and health outcomes, quality and safety of health care, delivery of health care services, and the associated health care costs. The organization of the healthcare system and patient values are an integral part of our research. HTSR consists of a multidisciplinary team with expertise in epidemiology, statistics, patient preferences and health economics. Particular attention is being paid to the clinical areas of cardiovascular disease, emergency healthcare, oncology, and youth healthcare. Naturally, to be able to successfully perform research in the field of healthcare, strong ties with healthcare organizations are present.

Job description
Throughout the world, health care systems face challenges that can only be handled by (further) improving the efficiency of interventions, processes and organizations. This requires optimal use of existing health care resources as well as optimal implementation of new efficient technological innovations. We are building our team and searching for an ambitious team player who is able to strengthen our expertise in health economics/health technology assessment (HTA), and in operations research, and can further strengthen the link between these fields. The assistant professor will enforce the link between the health economics/HTA department (HTSR, Health Technology & Services Research) and the operations management department (IEBIS, Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems). You will be working in an international environment and bring methodological expertise in health economics/HTA, and operations research/operations management, such as the use of quantitative models to support decision making at clinical and policy levels and to optimize health care processes. This latter requires knowledge of simulation modeling techniques, such as Markov models, Discrete Event Simulation, System Dynamics, and Agent-based Modeling, as well as knowledge of a variety of optimization algorithms. We particularly expect to develop cross-links with adjacent areas such as (health) systems engineering and ‘mixed modeling’ (combining decision making on individual, organizational, and societal level) to map the consequences of technology implementation on health service delivery. Application of (medical) informatics and statistics, to leverage big data, will provide the evidence to populate such models and will provide key health care insights. By interacting with experts from various UT departments you will open a new field of research combining evaluation of new health technology with optimization of its intended use in clinical practice. Given the interests of the departments involved, we expect you to support our work in the field of imaging and diagnostics in general and modeling of personalized medicine strategies in particular.

Your profile
You have a degree in (medical) informatics, (health) economics, econometrics, industrial engineering, operations research or a similar discipline, with proven experience in the fields of health economics/HTA and operations management. You hold a PhD and have international experience as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and oral presentations at conferences. You know how to stimulate a research group of PhD students and have been successful acquiring research grants. Given the profile of the University of Twente you should be passionate about technology and/or the potential of technology to make important contributions to the health care sector. This includes an interest in early cycle health economic modeling and optimization of health care processes. Knowledge of the (Dutch) health care system is recommended. You will be responsible for teaching and take responsibility for the academic content of some of the health economics undergraduate courses in the curriculum Health Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Management, Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering. Additionally, you will supervise (under)graduate students in health sciences and PhD students.

Information and application
Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via before December 4, 2016. The first interview round will take place on December 15, 2016. For more information on this position please contact dr. Erik Koffijberg [log in para visualizar] , +31 (0)53 489 5384) or dr. Carine Doggen,[log in para visualizar] , +31(0)53 489 3687)
More information about the department Health Technology & Services Research is available from the website: information about the department Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems is available from the website:

Our offer
We offer you a contract of 32 hours per week spanning a period of 2 years, with a two-month probation period. Your appointment will be changed to a permanent position dependent on scientific performance. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3.427,- to € 4.691,- per month. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

The organization
The University of Twente. We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences 
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

8) HITAP, Thailand, Technical Advisor 

As a research unit under the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) has been generating and providing evidence to inform health policy decision making in Thailand. With the expertise on health technology assessment (HTA), HITAP also provides support in building HTA technical capacity in other countries in the region with the focus on low- and middle income countries. HITAP International Unit (HIU) is established in HITAP to manage the international work and has worked in various low- and middle-income countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia, and India. Since the unit is now expanding, HIU is currently searching for a technical staff with strong academic background to handle increased works in more countries.

If you have background and experience and are skillful on HTA, economic evaluation or other related fields, have strong English skill, and are interested in health system and policy in low- and middle-income countries, please see here for more details.

9) OHE is Recruiting an Economist

OHE is seeking to recruit a well-qualified, highly motivated and energetic economist, with strengths in the economics of: health technology assessment, the economics of health care systems, and a particular interest in health outcomes measurement and valuation. The position is for one year in the first instance, with the expectation of continuing appointment if funding allows. 

The main purpose of the economist role is to undertake and present analyses on the topics of life sciences, health systems and HTA, in all three core OHE activities: research, consultancy, and advice to the ABPI. This will involve working with OHE colleagues, academic collaborators, the ABPI and other clients’, and with external stakeholders. 

Candidates must have:

a good first degree, majoring in economics, or a postgraduate qualification in health economics;
thorough knowledge of the economics of one or more of outcome measurement and valuation; health technology assessment; organisation and financing of health care;
practical experience of research and/or consulting; and
demonstrable ability to research, write and present clearly argued analyses in fluent English within tight deadlines.

Applications must be received by Friday 9 December 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview at the OHE’s offices in central London during the third week in January.

10) PhD studentship, City University, London

Economic evaluation of a peer-befriending scheme for people with aphasia (SUPERB trial)

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences, London, United Kingdom
Project Description

This project will run within the context of a larger trial. We have secured funding from The Stroke Association to run a feasibility phase II RCT of a peer-befriending scheme for people with post-stroke aphasia (01/06/16 - 30/11/19). 15-30% of stroke survivors are left with aphasia: marked difficulties in understanding and using language. Aphasia has a profound impact of people’s wellbeing. The SUPERB trial will evaluate the feasibility of a study on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of peer befriending for people with aphasia post-stroke. The economic evaluation work package of the SUPERB trial will explore the feasibility of using the identified research tools and data collection methods with people with aphasia. It will also consider the relative cost-effectiveness of peer befriending compared to usual care. We are seeking a doctoral student to undertake aspects of this work. The doctoral student will i) complete a systematic literature review on measures that have been used in health economic evaluations in populations with acquired neurological conditions that affect communication (e.g. stroke, dementia, Parkinson Disease, acquired brain injury) and critically summarise the findings; ii) work with consultants with aphasia, speech and language therapists and the project team to adjust a suitable measure, like the Client Service Receipt Inventory (CSRI) for use with people with aphasia; iii) devise and execute the collection and analysis of health economics data from the SUPERB participants (n=60). 

Recommended Skills: 
1. Knowledge of Health Economics (essential) 
2. Excellent communication and interviewing skills (essential) 
3. Prior experience of working with clinical populations, particularly with communication or cognitive disorders (desirable)

A doctoral studentship will provide: 
• An annual bursary (£16,000 in 2016/17) 
• All fees for PhD student registration paid for UK and EU students. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the applicant must make appropriate arrangements to cover the difference between the overseas and UK tuition fee 
• Research costs up to £1000 over the three years.

Supervisors: Katerina Hilari, Mireia Jofre-Bonet

If you want to apply, please follow the link below:

11) Health Economics Lead - Royal College of Physicians - Regents Park, London, UK

NCG351 - Health Economics Lead

Salary: £44,632 - £50,500
Location: London
Benefits: 29 days of annual leave, a first class pension scheme, free lunches when on-site, season ticket loan and much more
Job Type: Full Time
National Clinical Guideline Centre 
Royal College of Physicians - Regents Park, London
Make a difference; work with us in healthcare research focussed on improving care quality in the NHS
Health Economics Lead  
Starting salary £44,632 - £50,500  per annum (dependant on skills and experience)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-professional team of experienced and enthusiastic specialists working at a national level. Our work programme delivers high quality guidance that is aimed at improving NHS patient care. The National Guideline Centre (NGC) is a forward-thinking research centre producing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the NHS in England. Funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and building on 15 years of success in developing clinical guidelines, the NGC brings together expertise from the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Nursing, Physicians and Surgeons in an innovative partnership.

NICE Guidelines form the basis of the NHS’s quality standards and have an international reputation for excellence. This is an opportunity to make a leading contribution to health economic evaluation in support of NICE guidelines. If appointed you will join a team of 11 health economists undertaking health economic modelling and critical appraisal of health economic literature. You would work with the head of health economics and another health economics lead assuring the integrity of the NGC health economics work and line managing members of the team. You would also be involved in leading methodological and policy development.

On each project you will work with a guideline committee, comprised of leading healthcare professionals and patient members, to produce recommendations for the NHS. The NGC is a team of about around 60 staff, delivering a large work programme (currently we are working on 16 clinical guidelines). This is a great opportunity to work within an effective team environment with information specialists, health economists, systematic reviewers and project managers.
Strong interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills are required, with a commitment to maintaining high standards in working to fixed timelines. The roles provide opportunities for continuing professional and personal development in a highly supportive and collaborative environment.

This is a permanent role. Part-time and full-time applications will be considered.
For an informal discussion about this role, contact Kate Lovibond, health economics lead (020 3075-1374;[log in para visualizar]) or David Wonderling, head of health economics (020 3075-1388;[log in para visualizar]).

For more information about the role please view thejob description and person specification

Closing date for returned applications:12 December 2016

Interviews to be held: 11 January 2017

To apply, please click on the following link: