1) CHE Research Fellowships – Call for applications
Applications are invited from researchers wishing to visit the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York in order to produce a collaborative piece of research, led by the applicant. Applications from experienced career researchers (assistant professor/research fellow/lecturer and above) are particularly welcome, but we will consider early career researchers who make an exceptionally strong application and have a well thought out project proposal. The value of the fellowship is up to £6,000, exclusively for contributing towards living and travel expenses associated with the visit. Visits should take place between August 2023 and July 2024.
The Fellowships were first launched in 2006 as a tribute to Alan Williams and to enable health economists from anywhere in the world to spend time in York, working on collaborative research.
Applicants should have a clear and achievable research plan in any area of health economics, broadly defined within the current research interests of the Centre for Health Economics.
The research should be collaborative with one or more CHE researchers, but will be led by the applicant. It is likely to strengthen your application if you have had scoping conversations with potential CHE collaborators in advance of the application.
A list of specific research interests of CHE staff is provided below, although this is intended to be indicative rather than comprehensive. Further information on each area of CHE research is available on our website.
The proposals should be for a visit to the Centre for Health Economics of between two and six months duration.
Fellows will present their research to a CHE Seminar during their visit.
Please send your application to Kay Fountain who will circulate your application to senior CHE staff.
If a member of senior staff agrees to act as host, your application will then go forward to the selection panel for consideration.
Applicants should send the following information to Kay Fountain, by email [log in para visualizar]:
• Scientific summary of the research proposal (1000
• words max)
• Suggested structure: background, objective(s), method(s), data and output(s)
• Why is the Centre for Health Economics the place
• to conduct this research? (250 words max)
• Proposed CHE hosts
• Proposed visit dates
• A CV
Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd May 2023 (midnight UK time).
International visiting fellows will require a visa but we will be in touch with successful applicants to gather information needed for your visa application. Please be mindful of the time needed for your visa application when proposing the dates for your visit.
CHE aims to provide a supportive and family friendly work environment and offer equal opportunities to everyone. We have an Athena SWAN silver award, which recognises support for women in science.
• evaluation of health technologies
• in health and health care
• and social care
• Workforce and Healthcare Labour
• Industrial Organisation of Healthcare
• of Person-Centred Healthcare
We are also interested in research ideas that cut across research areas e.g., mental health in a global health context; economic evaluation and public health; health and labour markets.
2) Positions on the Economics of Genomics Medicine at The University of Melbourne
Health Economics Senior Research Fellow/ Principal Research Fellow
Work type: Full time; Fixed Term for 2 Years
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Level C - $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. or Level D - $162,590 - $179,123 plus 17% super
About the role:
We are seeking a health economist with an established publication record to join our team and lead a program of research on the Health Economics of Genomic Medicine Implementation. This post provides a unique opportunity to develop a high-impact program of methodological and applied health economics research to support the translation of genomic medicine in the State of Victoria and across Australia.
• Supporting research activities consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program
• Assisting with preparing high-quality research outputs in peer review journals, including methodological and empirical research findings
• Collaboration with a multi-disciplinary research team and with researchers
• Developing and managing a research program consistent with the needs of the group and the agreed research program
You will be an ethical leader who values diversity and works effectively with individual differences. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work collaboratively, develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
You will also have:
• A PhD or equivalent professional qualification in health economics, or in economics with a demonstrated track record in health economic research
• Evidence of distinguished national standing in health economic research.
• An outstanding research career in health economic related, including a strong publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals and demonstrated success in obtaining research funding.
Applications close: 11 April 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
3) Job opportunity: Research Associate in Health Economics, University of Manchester
Deadline: 4th April 2023
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum, depending on relevant experience
This is an exciting pre-doctoral position to work mainly on the NIHR-funded study evaluating social prescribing schemes in England and Scotland. See here for more details https://fundingawards.nihr.ac.uk/award/NIHR134066. The successful candidate will also work on other projects applying econometric analysis to health and care datasets. They will join the Economic Sustainability Research Theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester, based at the University of Manchester.
You will work with Dr Anna Wilding, Research Fellow in Health Economics;Dr Luke Munford, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics; Professor Matt Sutton, Professor of Health Economics; and a wider team based throughout the UK.
Candidates will need a Masters in Economics or Health Economics. They will also need experience managing and analysing survey data and applying micro econometrics techniques.
The post is available as soon as possible until the 28th of February 2025 in the first instance. The interview will be mid to late April.
Further information, including a link to the application form, can be found using the following link:https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=24892
Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Anna Wilding [log in para visualizar] or Dr Luke Munford at [log in para visualizar]
4) Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics at the University of York
Salary: £36,333 - £52,841 a year
Contract status: Open
Hours: Full time (part time considered minimum of 80% FTE)
Interview Date: 10 May 2023
Apply by 10 April 2023 - applications must be made using the university's online recruitment portal on https://jobs.york.ac.uk/ (reference 11993)
The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is a stimulating research environment, and one of the world’s largest health research centres. Established at the University of York in 1983, it was one of the world’s first research institutes dedicated to the study of health economics, and rapidly established a leading international reputation. In a ranking of the top 100 institutions in health economics in the world, the University of York has been ranked 7th and is the highest ranking European institution. In 2018, CHE was named as one of the UK’s 100 Best Breakthroughs for our significant impact on people’s everyday lives by making healthcare systems fairer and more effective. We are a community of over 90 staff and students, including research staff, support staff, and PhD students.
The Research Fellow will work within the Global Health team. They will support methodological work within the NIHR Global Health Research Unit. They will work collaboratively alongside project partners from the UK, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and India. Over time they will contribute to a range of projects in methods for economic evaluation and quantitative methods work in Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and India.
The duties of the role include (grade 6):
• Work closely with experienced economic evaluation methods experts to provide methodological support to project partners within the NIHR Global Health Research Unit
• Work with experienced economic evaluation and global health experts to contribute to the design of novel methodological work
• Develop and foster collaborative working with international partners
• Conduct individual and collaborative research projects
• Contribute to capacity building through development and delivery of training materials in methods for economic evaluation
The duties of the role include (grade 7):
• To participate actively in the planning and advancement of research programmes
• To write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings and to undertake peer review of research publications
• To make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events
• To develop ideas and necessary collaborations for application of research outcomes
• To decide on research programmes and methodologies
• To develop ideas for generating income and promoting the research area, including contributing to the process of securing external funding
• To develop and initiate collaborative working internally and externally
Skills, Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications
• Master’s level qualification (Grade 6) or PhD/equivalent experience (Grade 7) in economics or other quantitative subject
• Experience of methods for economic evaluation
• Evidence of strong quantitative skills
• Interest in and enthusiasm for global health research
• Interest in and enthusiasm for capacity building
Interview date: Wednesday 10th May
For informal enquiries: please contact Paul Revill ([log in para visualizar]) or Rowena Jacobs ([log in para visualizar])
The University seeks to attract the very best staff from all over the world and has a visa application fee and immigration health surcharge reimbursement policy: york.ac.uk/admin/hr/policies/new-starters/visa-application-fee-and-IHS-reimbursement/
5) Job vacancies: Research Assistant & Research Associate/Fellow in Decision Modelling, ScHARR, University of Sheffield.
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant and a Research Associate/Fellow in Decision Modelling to join the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) section in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.
Research Assistant in Decision Modelling
Fixed-term for 3 years
Full-time or part-time (minimum 70% FTE)
Closing date: Sunday 2 April
The post holder would work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing support to health economics/decision modelling research staff on a range of applied policy and methodological research, with a particular focus on cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health interventions. You would provide support to senior modellers, contribute to the design of evaluations, undertake supervised analyses and contribute to peer-reviewed reports, journals and conference presentations.
For more information on this post, and how to apply, see: UOS036630
Research Associate/ Research Fellow in Decision Modelling
Grade 7/ Grade 8
Fixed-term for 3 years
Full-time or part-time (minimum 70% FTE)
Closing date: Sunday 2 April
The post holder would mainly work on research projects for three large programmes of work: ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Decision Support Unit (DSU) and the Economic Evaluation Policy Research Unit (EEPRU). These programmes offer opportunities to conduct health economic modelling spanning a very wide variety of applications and include opportunities for both applied and methods development research.
For more information on this post, and how to apply, see: UOS036628
6) TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE: MANCHESTER CENTRE FOR HEALTH ECONOMICS, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN HEALTH ECONOMICS: GRADE SIX (24 MONTHS CONTRACT - IN THE FIRST INSTANCE)
RESEARCH FELLOW IN HEALTH ECONOMICS: GRADE SEVEN (24 MONTHS CONTRACT - IN THE FIRST INSTANCE)
The Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care is seeking to appoint two health economists with knowledge and appropriate experience (depending on grade) in decision-analytic modelling for use in the economic evaluation of health care interventions.
Both positions will be primarily based in the Manchester Centre for Health Economics but will also work closely with the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.
The appointed health economists will work under supervision to implement programmes of work that focus on the development and application of decision-analytic modelling in the area of medicines optimisation and patient safety.
The successful candidates are expected to work with large and diverse research teams including, for example,health economists, clinicians, pharmacists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, informaticians, implementation scientists, service users and commissioners.
The School and the University are fully committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science, and are keen to accommodate staff with family or caring responsibilities. We have a package of family-friendly policies, covering flexible working, career breaks and entitlement to paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave. Further benefits are described at http://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/jobs/benefits-working-here/. The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
For full job descriptions and to apply go to: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/
Research associate (grade six) position see job reference for job description: BMH-021552 https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=24957
Research fellow (grade seven) position see job reference for job description: BMH-021551 https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=24956
7) Health Economist needed for the TSC for an NIHR PHR study
We are looking for an independent health economist to join the Trial Steering Committee (TSC) for an NIHR PHR feasibility study.
This is a feasibility multicentre randomised controlled trial to test the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the MATILDA intervention to support older adults with learning disability to their improve health, wellbeing and social networks compared to usual care.
The study commenced on Feb 23, and it is a 30 month trial. The TSC is expected to meet online 1-2 times a year and the DMEC is expected to meet online 1-2 times a year.
For further information please contact Prof Laurence Taggart ([log in para visualizar]) and I will answer any questions you may have.
8) Pre-doc Scientist in Health Economics, Vienna, Austria
The Department of Health Economics (DHE) is looking for a Pre-doc in Health Economics. The relevant information is attached and can be found on the following websites:
9) Vacancy, Cork, Ireland
Opportunity for researchers to join a EU-funded Horizon project to build models for needs-adaptive & cost-efficient oral health resource and workforce planning.
Essential Skills/Criteria: A qualification (or equivalent experience) in economics, public health, statistics, or an associated related discipline.
Appointment type: Full-time, remote work.
To Apply: Applicants are requested to send a cover letter detailing relevant experience, skills and motivation for applying together with a full CV along with the names of two referees to Mona Mullane at [log in para visualizar]
Deadline: Closing date for applications is April 10th, 2023.