1) Associate Professor
Health Services Research & Policy
Salary: £59,040 to £67,763 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Monday 13 February 2023
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education, and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
We are seeking an excellent empirical researcher and educator to join the Department of Health Services Research & Policy as a Health Economist to conduct economic appraisals of health and social care interventions using data from trials conducted across low, middle and high income settings.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable excellence in conducting economic evaluations that use trial data, and expertise in undertaking quantitative analyses in a common statistical package (such as STATA or R). A commitment to mentorship of more junior colleagues is expected, as well as to multi-disciplinary and collaborative working within and beyond the School.
The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the strategic development of health economic appraisal alongside trial data, and will be expected to take a role within the LSHTM-Clinical Trials Unit and the pan-School Global Health Economics (GHECO) Centre. The successful candidate will contribute to related teaching and research degree supervision. A doctoral degree in a relevant topis is essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed term for 4 years. The post is funded by the Faculty of Public Health and Policy.
The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale Grade 8 in the range £59,040 - £67,763 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition, there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The postholder will work closely with Professor Andrew Briggs in developing a research agenda to support health economic appraisal using trial information and potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact him direct ([log in para visualizar]) for an informal discussion.
2) Two health economics posts at the University of Leeds
Two Research Assistant/Research Fellow posts at the University of Leeds
We are looking to appoint two Research Assistants (up to £34,308 per annum) or Research Fellows (up to £42,155 per annum) to work on recently funded research projects in the Academic Unit of Health Economics (AUHE) at the University of Leeds.
For both posts, candidates should have a good understanding of statistical methods used to analyse observational data in econometrics, epidemiology or heath data science as well as competence with statistical programming software. Experience of analysing household panel surveys could also be an advantage. These are fixed term positions, however AUHE has an excellent track record in securing the funding required to extend research post contracts.
In post 1 (a two-year post), you will work on projects funded by the NIHR which involve conducting economic evaluations of obesity and diabetes interventions. The interventions are of significant current policy interest, including an intervention which aims to prevent obesity among pre-school children and an intervention which aims to reverse type 2 diabetes among adults recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in primary care. The projects involve collaborations with our partners at the Public Health and Society Research Group/University of York, and the Obesity Institute/Leeds Beckett University. The work will involve the application of econometric approaches to analysing observational data and the use of simulation models to assess cost-effectiveness.
In post 2 (a three-year post), you will conduct econometric analyses using the UK Household Longitudinal Survey (also known as Understanding Society). This will include (i.) assessing the financial impact of providing informal care to people at the end of life and (ii.) examining how employment changes following an arthritis diagnosis affect people’s quality of life and wellbeing. The post will involve quantitative analysis of large survey datasets and will have a strong policy focus.
For full details, see:
For further information, please contact:
Adam Martin, Associate Professor, [log in para visualizar]
3) Funded PhD Project - Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU is offering a three-year funded interdisciplinary PhD opportunity.
Closing date: 13/02/23
Expected start date: 01/10/23
How to address health inequalities? Measuring public views and public deliberation
In the UK, the health divide is widening. The better-off live longer, healthier lives than those worse-off. The COVID-19 pandemic increased these health inequalities, and the cost-of-living crisis is likely to exacerbate them. Engaging the public on health inequalities has the potential to generate new knowledge on how to address them and gain public acceptance for more transformative policies. However, we know very little about public perceptions of health inequalities, particularly regarding how they should be addressed.
One exception is a recent Q methodology study that identified and described shared views on causes of, and solutions to, health inequalities among community participants and professional stakeholders. Through the combination of methodological development and empirical research, this mixed method PhD project will build on this study in two ways. First, by developing Q-based survey methods to measure the extent to which the identified shared viewpoints from the Q methodology study are held, and examine the distribution of viewpoints, among a representative UK sample. Second, presenting the results of the Q-based survey as part of the evidence discussed in a deliberative group from which recommendations will be made about which policies to introduce to tackle health inequalities.
This PhD project will be of interest to those with a public health and social policy background. Through the PhD, the candidate will gain topic expertise and develop methodological skills that are relevant to a range of topics.
Candidates should have a minimum of a first degree and/or a Masters degree in public health, social policy or related subject. Candidates are requested to submit a motivation letter indicating how your skills fit the requirements and what you hope to get from the PhD project.
The project supervisors are: Dr. Neil McHugh, Professor Rachel Baker and Dr. Ruth Lightbody.
For more information, see: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/how-to-address-health-inequalities-measuring-public-views-and-public-deliberation/?p154155
For informal discussion about the studentship please contact Dr. Neil McHugh ([log in para visualizar]).
4) Opportunities at the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC):
Vacancies for two Senior Researchers in Health Economics
Oxford Population Health (Nuffield Department of Population Health)
University of Oxford
Old Road Campus
The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) 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 well-established group with a key focus on the economics of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infectious diseases. These posts provide the opportunity to conduct health economic research on a wide range of large data sets collected as part of clinical trials, registries and administrative databases in order to construct models that can support economic evaluation.
As a senior researcher in Health Economics you will work primarily on the ‘AMR [antimicrobial resistance] Data to Inform Local Action (ADILA)’, the ‘Prevention and management tools for reducing antibiotic resistance in high prevalence settings’ (REVERSE), and the ‘Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infections and AMR’ projects.
You will evaluate relationships between antibiotic prescribing levels and adverse clinical outcomes in a wide range of common infections using large databases to assess whether there may be safe levels of prescribing; perform health-economic analyses alongside the REVERSE trial; and other econometric/statistical analyses to inform policy decisions around optimal prevention and treatment of infections across the globe.
To be considered, you will hold or be close to completion of a relevant PhD/DPhil and have substantial experience in the area of antimicrobial resistance and use and health outcomes or health economics. You will also have strong decision analytic and statistical/econometric modelling skills, experience in handling large and complex datasets a strong peer review publication record and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
You will be required to upload a CV and a cover letter as part of your online application. The cover letter should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.
The two positions are full time and fixed term for 2.5 years in the first instance. The closing date for applications is noon on 16 February 2023.
For more information and to apply, please click here: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=162929
5) PhD Studentship with HERU, University of Aberdeen
Health Economics Research Unit (HERU), University of Aberdeen
HERU are currently advertising a PhD studentship opportunity at the University of Aberdeen. Funding is available from the University of Aberdeen Institute of Applied Health Sciences for a full-time, four-year project on:
'Developing an optimal kidney disease reference economic model that accurately captures the natural history of disease'.
Kidney disease is a common long-term condition that affects more than 10% of people worldwide. Existing economic models are limited in their usefulness to inform healthcare planning or treatment evaluations for kidney disease. This project will use cutting edge real-world population health and resource use datasets, and health economics methods, to address the knowledge gaps in existing economic models.
The PhD will be supervised by Dr Dwayne Boyers from HERU and Dr Simon Sawhney, senior clinical lecturer in nephrology at the University of Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science (ACHDS).
Further details, including the application procedure, are available on the advert at the FindaPhD site.
The closing date for applications is Friday 17th March 2023. Interested students should contact Dr Boyers ([log in para visualizar] ) in the first instance to discuss their application.
6) Senior Research Associate (Quantitative)
Closing Date: Thursday 09 February 2023
(Health Economics and NIHR Research Design Service Adviser)
The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to join the Health Economics at Lancaster group, to support the NIHR Three Research Schools Mental Health Practice Evaluation, specifically as part of an NIHR grant held by Professor Céu Mateus, and Professor Mark Limmer.
Our mission is to produce evidence on how to tackle drug misuse, this project involves different public services and voluntary groups in the town working together to support people with a high risk of committing drug-related crime or dying from drug use. This position will be responsible to Professor Céu Mateus and Professor Mark Limmer.
You must have a PG qualification in a relevant discipline, and ideally have research experience in health economics, relative to opportunity. Experience in a health-related area is preferred but not essential. You will be working on this project part time (50%) until September 2023 and then full time on this project to March 2024.
Further to the above work, you will also be working part time (50%) until September 2023 as a Research Adviser with specific expertise in mixed-methods health research within the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North West (RDS NW), based in the Division of Health Research. The RDS NW is part of a national network of skilled advisers offering free and confidential advice to develop competitive funding applications for health and social care research.
We provide our service:
• via one to one advice sessions that are conducted either face to face or via virtual meetings;
• via events that target specific funding streams or areas of need, providing advice on how to be successful with a funding grant application in health, public health and social care research
The post holder will work as part of the local service team covering the North West Coast geography (Lancashire and South Cumbria, Mersey and Cheshire) (hosted by Lancaster University), however the service is a regional service covering the North West region delivered through our two local service teams in Greater Manchester and North West Coast.
We are looking for someone who enjoys dealing with varied enquiries on a day-to-day basis, supporting other potential researchers who may not have the same expertise or research experience to support them in developing research grant applications. Advice can be provided via 1:1 meetings/ sessions or as part of a team, drawing on expertise of other RDS advisers or at RDS or external hosted events, always ensuring the service maintains the required records on advice provision.
The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.
Lancaster University is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global social challenges. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, Lancaster University can compete with the top European universities. We put our values to respect each other, build strong communities and create positive change at the heart of what we do.
We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. It includes facilities for the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.
The position is available for immediate start and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements including working week and days/hours worked and flexible start and finish times. Part-time work and job share can be considered.
You will join us on an indefinite contract however the role remains contingent on external funding which at this time is due to come to an end on 31st March 2024.
Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Céu Mateus – [log in para visualizar]
For more information on the RDS role please contact Catherine Gedling, Director, NIHR’s Research Design Service North West, email: [log in para visualizar]
7) Lecturer in Health Economics and Health Policy Analysis
Salary: Grade K: £46,047-£51,805
Contract type: Open ended with funding from 1st May 2023 until 30th April 2025 in the first instance
Location: University of Bristol and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board
Faculty/School/Group: Faculty of Health Sciences; Bristol Medical School; Health Economics Bristol
Reference no: ACAD106605
CLOSING DATE: 12th February 2023
Health Economics Bristol (HEB) is a dynamic team of health economists, decision modelers and policy researchers. We are active in both research and teaching and have strong collaborative links with local and national decision-makers. We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Health Economics and Health Policy Analysis to join our growing team. This position is well suited to an individual who is looking to advance their career in health economics and policy research and gain hands-on experience in policymaking in practice in a supportive and nurturing workplace.
What will you be doing?
Based within the HEB team, you will be encouraged to pursue your own research interests whilst working closely with colleagues at the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (BNSSG ICB) in the area of population health management, to assist decision-making in practice and support the executive team with health economic assessment of strategic investments. You will also contribute to our new and exciting MSc Health Economics and Health Policy Analysis, supporting our students through teaching and supervision.
Apply for this position if you have:
• A suitable research qualification (PhD or equivalent) relevant to health economics and/or health policy analysis
• Experience of leading the development of research proposals and/or support of successful funding bids
• Extensive experience of leadership and delivery of health economics and/or policy teaching
• Strong publication record, with first author publications in peer-reviewed journals
• The ability to communicate effectively and build a good rapport with a diverse range of colleagues
For further details and to apply, please click here or go to www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs and type in the reference number, ACAD106605.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about the vacancy.
Dr Sabina Sanghera [log in para visualizar]
8) Post-doc in Health Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
The Department of Economics and the Centre for Health Governance at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, will recruit a two-year post-doctoral researcher in Health Economics. The expected start date is July 2023.
Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. in (Health) Economics or a related field. No more than three years should have elapsed since the completion of the Ph.D. The post-doc position relates to research projects in the organization of health care and health care markets. The candidate will be expected to work on projects within this agenda, together with existing colleagues. A part of the candidate’s research is expected to be conducted within existing projects relating to the organization of primary health care, and specifically on the effects of digital care contacts and continuity in the provider-patient relationship. Some time for pursuing individual research projects and revising dissertation chapters will also be provided.
The candidate is expected to analyze data from existing administrative health care registers and be part of additional data collection. A strong background in empirical analysis and previous experience with (Swedish) administrative data are desirable. Some limited teaching will also be required, amounting to approximately one course per year and supervision of bachelor and master theses; teaching and supervision are conducted in English.
For more information, and to apply for the position please see: Applications must be received by February 15, 2023 (CET). Interviews will be held online. The department encourages diversity, and we welcome qualified candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
More information about this position can be obtained from Gustav Kjellsson [log in para visualizar] See also posting at the university homepage: https://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I005/1035/job?site=7&lang=UK&validator=9b89bead79bb7258ad55c8d75228e5b7&job_id=28556
Gothenburg is a city of approximately 500,000 inhabitants, located on the west coast of Sweden. The city is highly rated for its quality of life, and the university is located right in its center. For more information on the Department of Economics, please visit https://www.gu.se/en/school-business-economics-law/economics