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1) King's Health Economics vacancy, London, UK

King’s Health Economics (KHE) at the Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience is looking to recruit an exceptional Research Assistant (Health Economics) to work with Professor Paul McCrone and Dr Renee Romeo on a portfolio of mental and physical health-related research projects.  If you are currently in a similar position, or if you have recently completed a health economics MSc, and you would like to contribute your skills to this world-leading research and teaching Centre, then we want to hear from you.
The role provides a unique opportunity for early career researchers to provide inputs in cost analyses, economic evaluations alongside trials, modelling studies and other large studies and to undertake systematic reviews.  
KHE can offer the opportunity to work in a friendly and cooperative team with excellent training and personal development advantages, includingencouraging and supporting you to advance your academic career if you decide to study for a PhD in health economics.  For further information on KHE, see: .

Apply here:

2) Research Associate/Research fellow in Health Economics, University of Manchester, UK

Research Associate/Research Fellow in Health Economics
The University of Manchester invites applications from candidates with training in economic evaluation for the post of Research Associate or Research Fellow in Health Economics, dependent upon experience.
Based in the Manchester Centre for Health Economics, you will be line-managed by Rachel Elliott, Professor of Health Economics
The role will involve: design and conduct of prospective economic evaluations; design and conduct of decision-analytic model based economic evaluations; analysing economic data collected from existing large-cohort studies, management of junior health economists in the research team. The role will also involve travel between the relevant study sites (Nottingham and Dundee), as appropriate.
You should have a PhD, or equivalent experience, in health economics and knowledge of prospective and decision analytic model-based economic evaluation. Previous experience of the design of decision analytic model-based economic evaluations and a proven track record of publications in high quality journals is desirable
Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Professor Rachel Elliot, Professor in Health Economics
Email: [log in para visualizar]
The full job description is available at

3) Health Economist- Liverpool
Health Economist - Based in Liverpool with regular overseas travel
The department of clinical sciences is looking to appoint a Health Economist
Salary: £32,958 to £38,183 per annum

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and education in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Centre for Applied Health & Research Delivery (CAHRD) within the department of Clinical Sciences is a multidisciplinary research initiative at the heart of the LSTM Strategic Plan. It aims to conduct innovative high impact public health research in collaboration with the University of Warwick and other partners. CAHRD features several large research and delivery consortia including the STREAM trial (The Evaluation of a Standardised Treatment Regimen of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs for patients with Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis).

We are looking to appoint a Health Economist to manage and carry out the economic evaluation components of current and future clinical trials and health system interventions in collaboration with partners in developing countries. Initially the post will focus on the STREAM trial with partners in Ethiopia, South Africa, Moldova and India.

With a proven track record in a relevant area of Health Economics, the successful candidate will build on their international reputation in health economics research applied to tropical health. The successful candidate will be expected to participate within the dynamic and expanding health economics team at LSTM and will benefit from additional support from the close and well-established partnership with the health economics team based at Warwick Medical School. They will contribute to research on applied health systems and health interventions including working on trial-based and model-based economic evaluations with a broad international scope.

You will be a highly-motivated individual, possessing at least a Master’s Degree in 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 Health Economics and a desire to apply these approaches to the health sector in low- and middle-income countries. It is essential that you can liaise with external collaborators within Ethiopia, South Africa, Moldova and India, including at ministry of health level, and demonstrate a commitment to support the design and implementation of new projects.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding and practice of economic evaluation methods applied to health care, with experience of applying such approaches in an international setting is desirable.
This post is based in Liverpool, with regular overseas travel, and will involve occasional out of hours working.
If you are interested in this post and wish to discuss any aspect of the role in further detail, please contact Ivor Langley, Research Manager via email: [log in para visualizar](link sends e-mail).
Closing date: 9th August 2017

4) Senior Research Associate Statistical and Health Economic Modelling, Bristol, UK

Senior Research Associate in Statistical and Health Economic Modelling, Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
This post offers an excellent opportunity for either experienced medical statistician with an interest in economic modelling OR an experienced health economist with good modelling and statistical skills. The post-holder will join the MRC-funded ConDuCT-II (Collaboration and innovation in Difficult and Complex randomised controlled Trials In Invasive procedures) Hub for Trials Methodology Research within the School of Social and Community Medicine ( This post is linked to the theme on “prioritisation and design of trials for cost effectiveness analysis”, working on novel methods for trial design that are grounded in a decision-theoretic approach, via Expected Value of Information (VOI) calculations. VOI calculations require the development of a cost-effectiveness model, statistical synthesis of relevant available evidence, and optimisation over the space of possible trial designs. The post-holder will focus on the application of VOI methods with more than 2 treatments where the economic model is based on a network meta-analysis. The methods will be applied to applications related to surgery.
The post-holder will join a team of statisticians working on a programme of research on multi-parameter evidence synthesis (MPES) in decision modelling and epidemiology, (, and will also join the Health Economics at the University of Bristol (HEB) team:
The school offers professional development through its highly regarded programme of short courses in research methods (, which are available free of charge to all staff. There may be opportunities to teach on existing short courses, and contribute to undergraduate teaching.
Salary range (per annum): Grade J: £36,001 - £40,523
Closing date for applications: 24th August 2017
Further particulars: Search for job number ACAD102789
Informal enquiries contact: Prof. Nicky Welton: [log in para visualizar] or Dr. Howard Thom: [log in para visualizar]
5) Mathematical/Statistical Modeller in Health Economics - Bangor University

Mathematical/Statistical Modeller in Health Economics

Job Number BU01473

School/Department: School of Healthcare Sciences

Grade 7

Salary Information

Grade 7: £32,004 - £38,183 p.a.

Contract Duration 24 months

Responsible to Co- Director, Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation

Closing Date 25-08-2017

The Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation has a portfolio of research projects in the areas of economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, pharmaceutical economics and policy, public health economics and methodological research. Based on research outputs, the recent Research Excellence Framework indicated that we are rated 3rd out of 94 institutions across the UK, with 95% of outputs being world leading and internationally excellent.

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher with quantitative skills to join our team. The work will involve modelling the cost effectiveness of a range of clinical and public health interventions and provide opportunities for methodological research.  This is an exciting opportunity for career advancement, at a vibrant health economics research centre, in a beautiful part of North Wales.

Applications are welcome from candidates with a PhD (or near to completion) bringing transferable skills from a relevant subject area (for example mathematics, physics, statistics, operational research, engineering).  The candidate will have good technical knowledge, an appreciation for subjects related to health and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

The post is available from 1 October 2017 for 24 months (some flexibility in start date). An extension beyond this will be dependent on research funding being awarded to the post holder and the research unit. CHEME has a good track record of continued post doctoral employment of PhD students.

Interviews will be held during the first week of September 2017.

Further details of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation are available at

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, tel: 07799460347, e-mail: [log in para visualizar] or Dr Nathan Bray, tel: 07792670053 , email: [log in para visualizar]

More information:

6) Health Economist / Senior Health Economist. The Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

NCG364 - Health Economist / Senior Health Economist
Salary: £26,900 - £45,415 per annum
Location: London
Deadline: 30/08/2017 23:59
Hours: 35.00
Benefits: for more information about our benefits please view the job description
Job Type: fixed-term    

Health Economist - Salary Band: Grade 4, £26,900 - £35,867 per annum
For this role, appointments are usually made between £28,000 and £32,000 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Full time, 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Senior Health Economist - Salary Band: Grade 5, £34,061 - £45,415 per annum
For this role, appointments are usually made between £35,000 and £39,000 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Full time, 12 month Fixed Term Contract

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 and social 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 16 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 would undertake health economic modelling and critical appraisal of health economic literature.

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 60 staff, delivering a large work programme (currently we are working on 16 NICE guidelines and on other projects). 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.

The non-senior post is suitable for students completing their MSc in September/October 2017 as well as MSc graduates. Candidates that are successful after the interview stage will be asked to complete a conflict of interest form to further assess their suitability.

For an informal discussion about this role, contact Kate Lovibond, Health Economics Lead (020 3075 1374; [log in para visualizar]) or Martin Harker, Health Economics Lead (020 3075 1373; [log in para visualizar]).
For more information about the role please view the job description and person specification, Health Economist / Senior Health Economist

To apply for this role please complete the online application form. 

Closing date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Interview date: Wednesday 13 / Thursday 14 September 2017

7) Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK

Job vacancy: Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow at Grade 6. You will contribute to a range of applied and methodological projects under a programme of work being pursued by the Health Policy team in the Centre for Health Economics. You will contribute to the portfolio of research projects in health and mental health policy, including those on The Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit  (ESHCRU) programme which covers research into funding and resource flows in the social and health care systems; market analysis and system management; quality measurement; and productivity and efficiency analysis. In particular you will also contribute to work on mental health payment reforms. You will also help to develop new project proposals and related activities.

The contribution expected is described below:
•	To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research
•	To communicate the results of research to different groups through written reports and papers, presentations at conferences and other forums, and at workshops and other meetings
•	To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects

A Master’s degree in economics, health economics or a relevant quantitative subject such as statistics or econometrics is required. A PhD in economics or a quantitative subject or equivalent experience is desirable. You must have the ability to plan and prioritise work in order to meet deadlines, including using initiative to develop research objectives and plan research programmes, to conduct individual and collaborative research projects as part of a team and you must have strong statistical/econometric skills, evidenced by competency in use of spreadsheets and statistical software packages such as Stata, SAS, SPSS, or R. Familiarity with managing, combining and analysing large and complex datasets is desirable. 

Knowledge of a range of relevant research techniques and methodologies and experience of project management is essential.
The post is available full-time although applications for flexible or part-time working (minimum of 0.8 FTE) will be considered.

Full details are here:
Informal research related enquiries can be made to Professor Rowena Jacobs: [log in para visualizar] +44 (0)1904 321425;
or Professor Martin Chalkley: [log in para visualizar] +44 (0)1904 321433.

For more general queries please contact Trish Smith: [log in para visualizar] +44 (0)1904 321444.

Salary will be within the range £31,076 - £38,183 per annum (Grade 6).

Closing date: 31 August 2017

Interview date: 03 October 2017

8) Research Fellow, Sydney, Australia

Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Health Economic Modelling, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia
This position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced modeler to move into academia and further their skills in applied and methodological research in cancer and cardiovascular disease. The successful applicant will possess an MSc or similar in a quantitative discipline such as economics, health economics, mathematics or statistics, demonstrated experience in health technology assessment, and have a strong intention to undertake a PhD. Experience conducting Expected Value of Information (VOI) analysis is highly desirable.
Further details are available here:  RESEARCH FELLOW - HEALTH ECONOMIST
Salary range (per annum): Academic Level A/B: AU$84K- $120K package which includes base salary, clinical loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation.
Closing date for applications: 11.30pm (Sydney time) 22nd August 2017
Informal enquiries contact: Associate Professor Rachael Morton: [log in para visualizar] or Associate Professor Lisa Askie: [log in para visualizar]