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1) Assistant/Associate Professor in Vaccine Economics at LSHTM, UK

Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Economics
With the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Immunisation at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with Public Health England

Closing Date:   Friday 24 March 2017

We are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant/Associate Professor to join the Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Immunisation. The post-holder will be part of a world-leading team of economists, modellers and epidemiologists based in both LSHTM and Public Health England that informs key immunisation policy decisions in the UK and elsewhere. The post-holder will develop a programme of methodological and applied research to understand the impact of immunisation on vaccine-preventable diseases and to address policy decisions around vaccination. The post-holder will prepare research findings for both policy makers and scientific publication.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline with a strong quantitative component. Candidates should also demonstrate experience in working as a health economist, preferably on topics related to infectious diseases. A track record of publication in relevant journals (or equivalent forms of scientific dissemination) is essential.

The post is available immediately and is funded until March 2019. Further funding may be available after this date. The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway Assistant Professor scale, £44,226 to £50,629 or Associate Professor scale £53,477 to £61,380 depending on qualifications and experience.

Full details and an application form can be found at https://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=EPH-IDE-44. For further enquiries, please contact Mark Jit <[log in para visualizar]>.

2) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam

ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics
 
The Department of Applied Economics in the Erasmus School of Economics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics.
 
The appointment is for three years. The position is research focused with a reduced teaching load.
 
You will have a PhD in Economics and expertise in Health Economics, preferably with a focus on empirical analysis using micro data. You will have latitude to follow your own research agenda, although collaboration with faculty and students in the Health Economics group led by Eddy Van Doorslaer is expected. This group, which consists of seven faculty members, conducts research on health inequality, health care utilization, health behaviour, health and labour, long-term care and health financing. It has expertise in microeconometric analysis of survey and administrative data. There are also opportunities to collaborate with health economists in the Institute for Health Policy and Management (iBMG).
 
Economics at Erasmus
ESE is one of the largest economics schools in Europe. Located in the Tinbergen Building, ESE strives to maintain the strong tradition of Dutch universities in Economics and Econometrics. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, ESE is rated 1st in Economics/Econometrics in the Netherlands, 11th in Europe and 40th in the World. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Erasmus is rated 2nd for Economics and Business in the Netherlands, 3rd in Europe and 17th in the world.
 
Health Economics at Erasmus
ESE and iBMG together employ one of the largest collections of health economists in Europe. Based on citations, health economics research at Erasmus has been ranked 2nd in Europe and 11th in the World. The critical mass of health economists at Erasmus creates plentiful opportunities for collaboration in many sub-fields of health economics. ESE and iBMG jointly run a Master’s in Health Economics that currently has around 60 students per year. 
The Health Economics group collaborates with colleagues from Behavioural Economics and Genoeconomics, both of which are also located in the Department of Applied Economics. The health economists from ESE and iBMG have recently formed a partnership with the Department of Public Health of Erasmus Medical Center to form a university flagship research programme on health, behaviour and equity.
 
Requirements
The successful candidate is expected to hold a recently acquired Ph.D. in Economics or Econometrics with demonstrated research expertise in Health Economics or a closely related field. The position requires strong quantitative skills and an ability to handle and manage micro data sets. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for high-level international publications and an excellent knowledge of English.
 
Appointment and salary
The appointment will be to the position of postdoctoral research fellow for a period of 3 years. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2017. Remuneration will be in accordance with scale 12 set by the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Fulltime work (38 hours per week) will pay between € 4.152, and € 5.330 depending on the experience of the candidate. In addition, there is an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
 
Applications
Qualified applicants should send by mail or email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an example research paper and the names and addresses of two references to: Ms. Manuela Ettekoven-de Vaal, Department of Applied Economics, Tinbergen Building, P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, [log in para visualizar] The deadline for applications is March 24, 2017. For more information about this position, you may contact prof.dr. Owen O’Donnell ([log in para visualizar]) or prof.dr. Eddy van Doorslaer ([log in para visualizar]).


3) Research Assistant Professor in Health Economics at University of Washington, USA

Department of Pharmacy – Research Assistant Professor
Position Overview

Organization: School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy

Title : Research Assistant Professor

Search Number : AA22833

Position Details


The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington seeks to fill a full-time (100% FTE) faculty position at the Research Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will have a focus on data-driven policy analysis and training in health economics, outcomes research, data science, comparative effectiveness research and/or policy analysis. Applicants must have a PhD (expected completion by June 30, 2017 is acceptable) in Economics, Health Economics, Decision Sciences, Health Services Research, Health Policy, or a related field, or a PharmD degree with research expertise in the areas listed above. Specialization in data sciences, pharmaceutical pricing and policy, and therapeutic-specific outcomes research are specifically encouraged. The position will be affiliated with the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy program (PORPP) within the Department of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and independently funded research program in their area of focus and pursue collaborations with colleagues in the Department and across the University of Washington. The candidate will be expected to engage in graduate and post-doctoral teaching and mentorship.  Successful candidate(s) will also be expected to participate in the teaching and service missions of the Department of Pharmacy. Teaching experience and demonstrated capacity for working collaborative in a multidisciplinary setting are essential.

Successful candidates will find a diverse Department (47 faculty with over 400 Adjunct, Affiliate and Clinical faculty) with nationally recognized expertise in health economics, outcomes research, health policy evaluation, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology, translational research, and therapeutics.  The UW has perennially ranked in the top 3 nationally for federal research funding and received over $1.3 billion in sponsored research in FY2015. The School of Pharmacy is ranked #1 nationally for Schools of Pharmacy in research funding per faculty and The Chronicle for Higher Education ranked the School of Pharmacy research programs as “best in the nation” based on faculty scholarly activities. The collaborative opportunities at the UW (Departments of Health Services and Global Health, Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program in the School of Medicine, the Program for Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, the UW CTSA), and in the Seattle area (Seattle Children’s, Group Health Research Institute, the nationally recognized Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence at the VA, the Gates Foundation, PATH, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) are unparalleled.  The successful candidate would be expected to develop close collaborations with this community soon after arriving at the Department.

More information: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa22833/

4) PhD positions funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, York, UK

Applications are now open for 15 PhD positions.  The PhD positions will be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Improving Quality of Care in Europe” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.  The aim of the programme is to improve the quality and performance of European health care systems.
 
Two PhD positions are offered by the Centre for Health Economics, University of York (see PHD 2 “Identifying and improving quality of care and patient safety in hospitals” and PHD 9 “The effect of hospital volume on quality of care” for details in the attached).

The deadline to apply for a PhD position is the 20th March, 2017.  
 
For further information on the programme please refer to the attached  PDF for information on the PhDs and on how to apply.
 
Please note the eligibility criteria (detailed description in the attached):
1.      Recognized master’s degree in economics, health economics, business administration or other related subjects.
2.      Early-stage researchers are those who, at the time of employment by the host university, are in the first four years (or full-time equivalent) of their research careers.
3.      Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of employment by the host university, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host university for more than 12 months in total during the last 3 years. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
4.      English language


Please send your applications to [log in para visualizar]

5) Health economics vacancies at University of Antwerp, Belgium

The University of Antwerp in Belgium is seeking to fill two full-time (100%) vacancies in the Centre for Health Economics Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases (CHERMID). 

1)  for a  researcher in the area of health economics: burden of disease and cost-effectiveness in order to conduct model-based and empirical research on the cost and disease burden of respiratory infections in Europe.  For a full description see https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/jobs/vacatures/ap/2017bapfggwef069/

2) for a researcher in the area of health economics, in order to conduct empirical research and statistical/econometric analyses on the determinants of health and health production in Europe. For a full description see https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/jobs/vacatures/ap/2017bapfggwef070/

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases (CHERMID) is part of the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) at the University of Antwerp (UA) in Belgium. CHERMID is a multidisciplinary research centre conducting methodological and applied research on the economics of health and health care (mainly vaccination) and mathematical and statistical modelling. CHERMID is involved in several European Commission funded projects and VAXINFECTIO is a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization.

Closing date 13th March

6) Technical Adviser (economics) - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE),  Centre for Guidelines, Manchester, UK

Technical Adviser (Economics)
Job Reference: 907-NICE437
Employer:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Location:
Manchester
Salary:
£46,625 - £57,640 per annum

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by:

• Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
• Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
• Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.
Please note, if the advertised role is based in London and is on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. No other roles attract this supplement.

Technical Adviser (Economics)

Band 8B - £46,625 - £57,640 per annum

Manchester 

Permanent, Full Time 37.5 hours per week

NICE is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

The Centre for Guidelines (CfG) develops and updates clinical, public health and social care guidelines for the NHS and local authorities. These are recommendations on the appropriate prevention, treatment and care options for people, based on the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

We are recruiting a Band 8B Economist. The post holder will work within the Methods and Economics Team supporting the development and quality assurance of NICE guidelines across clinical, public health and social care topics. 

The Technical Adviser (economics) is responsible for ensuring the technical quality of the economic and modelling related outputs of the Guidelines programme, and providing economic and modelling advice and support to internal and external guideline developers. This will include advice on the methods of guideline development through the Guidelines Manual, and fostering further development of methods in areas identified as priorities. The post holder will also review and quality assure the work of guideline developers, supporting other members of the Methods and Economics team on economic technical issues. 

In addition, the post holder will support the health economic components of guideline development, such as updating existing economic models or undertake the development of original, applied economic analyses that will be used to inform the deliberations of Guideline Committees (comprising decision-makers who are predominantly clinical, public health, social care and patient experts with limited formal expertise in health economics). 

The post holder will also contribute to the training and development of staff and Guideline Committee members on economics, as well as input into economic methodological developments for the Guidelines programme.

The Technical Adviser (economics) will have skills in health technology appraisal/clinical/public health/social care guideline development with extensive understanding of and experience in evidence reviewing techniques and the principles of economic modelling and substantial experience in developing such models. 

The post holder will be an enthusiastic individual with a relevant postgraduate qualification (e.g. health economics, operational research, statistics or health service research) or equivalent experience. Skills in critical appraisal, interpretation and synthesis of health and/or social care research evidence, along with familiarity with evidence-based decision-making, methods of guideline development or health technology assessment are essential. 

The post holder will have knowledge or experience of working across different areas of health care, public, or social care, and of the principles of evidence-based healthcare. They will demonstrate the ability to establish effective working relationships with a range of professionals both within and outside the Institute and to work in a multidisciplinary professional environment. In addition, excellent communication skills are essential, both written and oral, particularly with respect to communicating complex issues to groups and individuals with limited economic knowledge.

The post holder will have the opportunity to extend their own skills in modelling and economics and contribute to methodological developments in the field. The post holder will also have line-management responsibilities for a Band 7 Technical Analyst (economics) involved in the development of guidelines.

If you would like to discuss the post, please call 0207 045 2159 for an informal discussion with Dr Bhash Naidoo (Senior Technical Adviser). 

Closing date for applications: 31st March 2017. No late applications will be accepted. 

Interview date: Week commencing 24th April 2017

No agencies please.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Bhash Naidoo 020 7045 2159 / [log in para visualizar]

7) Queen Mary University of London, UK - Health Economist

Health Economist
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Term: 2 years
Salary range: £36,064 to £42,231 inclusive of London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 27 March 2017
Reference:  QMUL10998
Further information: https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobRef=QMUL10998  

We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced health economist to provide high quality inputs to the work of the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU).

The PCTU is UKCRC-registered and NIHR-funded to lead and support clinical trials and associated studies examining effectiveness under real-life conditions. It has an expanding health economics section to develop the discipline both within the PCTU and across the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, in which the PCTU is based.

You would provide high quality health economics expertise to an existing portfolio of research/teaching/training, to funding proposals for new research and to those seeking advice through the local Research Design Service. You would also develop own methodological research that aligns with, and enhances, your contributions to these activities. For example, the unit has a strong track record of methodological development related to cluster randomised trials and complex interventions.  

You would be expected to have a higher degree in health economics or other relevant subject, have directly relevant experience, work well with multi-disciplinary PCTU colleagues and collaborators, and have a growing national reputation through health economics research. Ability to be self-motivated and to successfully address multiple internal and external demands is essential.
The Centre for Primary Care and Public Health delivers world-leading research and education to inform and support local, national and global primary care and public health.  With over 150 staff, trainees and students, the Centre is one of the leading primary care, public health and health services research centres in the country, coming fifth out of 32 in the 2014 REF.  Please see:http://www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk/research/centres/16-centre-for-primary-care-and-public-health.html

The post is full time and fixed term for two years, starting as soon as possible.  Starting salary will be in the range £36,064 to £42,231 inclusive of London Allowance. 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 should be addressed to [log in para visualizar]
Application enquiries can be directed to [log in para visualizar]
Interviews will take place in mid-April.


8) Research Fellow: Health Equity Group, CHE, University of York, UK

Research Fellow: Health Equity Group, CHE, University of York, UK
The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to conduct quantitative research on distributive justice and early years development, funded via a NIHR Senior Research Fellowship to work within the CHE health equity group.  
Candidate Brief 
You will have a strong interest in distributive justice and early years development, the ability to think independently, and a masters degree with a substantial economic or quantitative component.  

The current methods of economic evaluation used to inform public sector decision making focus on costs and benefits for a mythical ‘average’ citizen rather than providing information on who gains and who loses from decisions in terms of health and wellbeing. This research aims to develop new methods for using economic evaluation to analyse the impacts of cross-government policies on lifetime wellbeing and distributive justice.  The focus will be on illustrating these methods by helping to design, parameterize and use a decision analytical model of the long-term impacts of early years education policies on individual health, income and wellbeing over the lifecourse.
 
The post is offered in the salary range £31,076 to £38,183 a year on a full-time basis (although applications for flexible or part-time working will be considered). The post is available on a fixed-term contract for 15 months.
 
Informal enquiries:  For research enquiries contact the supervisor Professor Richard Cookson ([log in para visualizar]), and for enquiries about the Centre generally contact Trish Smith ([log in para visualizar]).      
 
Closing date: 19 April 2017
 
For further information and to apply on-line, please visit our website: 
https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=306950

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