1) Senior / Advanced Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation, Imperial, London, UK
Senior / Advanced Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation
Duration: 18 months fixed term
Deadline: 26th October 2020
CHEPI is seeking to appoint an Advanced or Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics to lead and contribute to a number of multi-disciplinary research projects which require the use of a variety of economic analysis approaches and skills. These projects include: Children’s Places — a Health Foundation funded project aiming to explore how the health of secondary school children (aged 11 to 19) is influenced by the characteristics of the physical and virtual places in which they spend their time; and, Public Health Impacts of UK’s Clean Air Zones — an MRC funded project aiming to explore the health and health economic impacts of clean air zones in the UK, particularly in London and Birmingham.
We expect the successful candidate will invest considerable time in supporting the development of CHEPI through advising research staff and leading the development of research grant applications, which can also be used to extend the duration of the fellow’s contract.
2) Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment & Modelling
Location: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary: £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2022 (Part time considered)
Closing Date: Monday 12 October 2020
We are looking for two researchers with exceptional analytical and communication skills to join our team producing evidence to support the effective and cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare technologies.
The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC) is a centre of excellence for HTA. We find, review and pool clinical evidence and use methods of decision analysis and health economic evaluation to assess benefits for patients and value for health service funders. We are one of nine Technology Assessment Review (TAR) teams funded through the National Institute for Health Research Evidence Synthesis Programme (NIHR ESP) to provide independent and objective reports for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We have an active programme of other funded research, including cost-effectiveness analyses in the context of clinical trials, secondary data analysis and modelling studies.
Working as part of the SHTAC health economic team, you will: critique submitted evidence and models for NICE technology appraisals; review health economic literature; analyse cost and outcome data from clinical trials; develop models to estimate long-term costs and effects; write reports and academic research papers; interact with NICE staff, committees, research collaborators and other stakeholders. You will be encouraged and supported to extend your knowledge of relevant methods, to develop your own research interests, to publish high quality reports and papers and to present at local, national and international conferences and meetings. Funding for relevant training is available, and if needed we will support you in completing a part-time post-graduate course.
You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in economics, statistics, operational research or another numerate and analytical discipline. In addition to technical knowledge and skills, you must be a good writer, work effectively in a team and communicate well.
Appointment will be made on the level 4 research pathway scale: £30,942 – £38,017 according to experience.
To apply for this position go to: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1290920VB
See our website for more information www.southampton.ac.uk/shtac, or contact Professor Joanne Lord ([log in para visualizar]).
3) Research Fellow and Research Manager TORCH Study Australian National University
The Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the Australian National University is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow with expertise in qualitative research methods and an experienced Research Manager as part of the Tools for Outcomes Research to measure and value Child Health (TORCH) study funded by the Australian Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an international and interdisciplinary program of work which will provide policymakers with robust evidence on the appropriateness of existing tools and the development of new tools to measure and value health in children for use in health technology assessment.
More information on the grant and team https://rsph.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/how-do-you-put-price-child-health
Research Fellow - Qualitative
Classification: ANU Academic Level B
Salary Package: $99,809 - $113,165 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed Term appointment for 3 years
To view the position description and apply online: https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/537418/research-fellow
Classification: ANU Level 8 (Research)
Salary Package: $99,612 to $106,517 pro rate plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Part-time (0.8FTE), fixed term of 4 years
To view the position description and apply online: https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/537419/research-manager-mrff-grant
For informal enquiries, please contact Emily Lancsar on [log in para visualizar]
4) Applications are invited to undertake a MPhil/PhD at the University of Greenwich on the economics of dementia care. A summary is below. A scholarship and home fees are available and details can be found at https://www.gre.ac.uk/research/study/research-studentships-and-scholarships
Title: Assessing the cost-effectiveness of interventions for dementia using a care pathway approach
Cases of dementia are increasing in number as a result of an ageing population. There are no cures for dementia, but treatments and therapies do exist which aim to slow down its progression and to improve the quality of life of those with it. These include pharmacological treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (the most common type of dementia), memory clinics, talking therapies, and early detection strategies. Evidence is growing regarding the effectiveness of such options. However, they all require the use of scarce health and social care resources and so it is important to assess their cost-effectiveness. The aims of this PhD project are to: (i) review the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve health for people with dementia and (ii) model the cost-effectiveness of alternative interventions introduced to routine practice in the UK. There are three main components to this PhD project. The first component of the project will be to conduct a systematic review of the UK and international literature on the cost-effectiveness (broadly defined) of interventions for dementia designed either to delay progression of the disease or to improve/maintain the health-related quality of life of those with it and conduct a review of reviews of clinical evidence for these interventions. The second component will be to construct a simulation model to map out routine care pathways for people with dementia. The model will then be used to assess the cost-effectiveness of the introduction or expansion of specific therapies and interventions.
This doctoral project will enable the student to work closely with economists and clinicians who have a track record of dementia-related work. It is expected that the research will result in high-impact publications and other outputs and will provide the student with a valuable opportunity to continue in this field.
For further information please contact the supervisor: Professor Paul McCrone, [log in para visualizar]
5) Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Health Economics
Brunel University London - Department of Health Sciences
Full-time, fixed term (48 months)
The Department of Health Sciences provides a collegiate and collaborative environment for the conduct of nationally and internationally relevant research and teaching examining contemporary issues aligned with the College Research Centres and University Research Institutes.
This post is located in the Division of Global Public Health.
The Global Public Health Division and Health Economics Research Group (HERG) have an international reputation in public health research including ageing studies, health economics, health policy, health promotion, population wellbeing and behavioural science. Opportunities exist across the College and University to develop collaborations with clinical, allied-health and non-clinical experts.
The post holder will have an opportunity to advance existing collaboration through NIHR ARC Northwest London project, working closely with community health providers, local healthcare trusts, clinical commissioning groups, public health departments and other partners. You will be expected to lead or contribute to divisional research activities in health economics and public health.
You should have a first degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject area. We are specifically looking to recruit individuals who would have relevant experience or be interested in economic modelling and evaluation.
Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Nana Anokye, Lead, Division of Global Public Health ([log in para visualizar])
Closing date for applications: 23rd September 2020.
For further details and to apply please visit careers.brunel.ac.uk
6) University of Manchester - Research Associate in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (Economic Sustainability Theme)
University of Manchester
Research Associate in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (Economic Sustainability Theme)
The University of Manchester invites applications for the post of Research Associate to join the Economic Sustainability Research Theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (NIHR ARC-GM). This position offers the opportunity to contribute to studying inequalities and equity in national and local health and care systems, with a focus on resource allocation and payment methods, and designing solutions and evaluating initiatives to increase economic sustainability.
Applicants will need a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, public health or similar discipline with a substantial quantitative element. Applicants will also need to demonstrate understanding of micro-econometrics or advanced statistics for applied health research, and experience of managing and analysing complex survey and/or administrative data. Knowledge of the English (and Greater Manchester) health and social care systems are desirable.
Further information and details of how to apply are available here:
Closing date: 11/10/2020
Informal enquiries can be made to: [log in para visualizar]
7) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Specialist at University of Glasgow, Scotland
Job title - Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Specialist
Vacancy Ref 041844
Salary: Grade 8 £41,045-£51,054
The Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) Research Group (www.glasgow.ac.uk/hehta) is a fast-growing and vibrant team of multi-disciplinary researchers, who share common interests in the areas of health economics and health technology assessment. The assessment of health interventions is one of the key areas of activity within HEHTA; this includes undertaking evidence synthesis, economic and decision modelling, and economic analyses of clinical trial data.
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Specialist – Statistics with relevant research skills and experience to join our group. This is an exciting new joint post between HEHTA and the Scottish Medicine’s Consortium (SMC). The successful candidate will be required to make a leading contribution to HEHTA’s advisory and assessment work for the SMC. NHS Scotland spends around £1.8bn on medicines per annum. The SMC carries out early health technology assessment (HTA) of all new medicines and has a remit to provide advice to NHS Boards and their Area Drug and Therapeutic Committees (ADTCs) across Scotland. SMC assessment requires the appraisal of clinical and cost effectiveness data provided by pharmaceutical companies. It is critical that that the decision making on these medicines is well supported by robust and rigorous statistical advice.
This post has funding for 14 months.
For informal enquiries, please contact: [log in para visualizar]
Apply online at: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=041844
Closing date 11th October 2020
8) Research Associate vacancies at HEHTA Glasgow
The Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) Research Group (www.glasgow.ac.uk/hehta) is a fast-growing and vibrant team of multi-disciplinary researchers, who share common interests in the areas of health economics and health technology assessment. The assessment of health interventions is one of the key areas of activity within HEHTA; this includes undertaking evidence synthesis, economic and decision modelling, and economic analyses of clinical trial data. We are currently seeking two enthusiastic and motivated Research Associates with relevant research skills and experience to join our group.
Job title Research Associate – Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Vacancy Ref 040930
Salary: Grade 7 (£35,845 - £40,322 per annum)
The post holder will make a leading contribution to HEHTA’s portfolio of research and participate in HEHTA’s Complex Reviews Support Unit (CRSU www.nihrcrsu.org). The CRSU is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The Unit provides timely and appropriate support for the delivery of complex reviews that are funded and/or supported by the NIHR.
This post has funding for one year.
For informal enquiries, please contact: Olivia Wu
Apply online at:
Closing date 7th October 2020
Job title Research Associate – Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Vacancy Ref 014453
Salary: Grade 7 (£35,845 - £40,322 per annum)
The post holder will make a leading contribution to HEHTA’s portfolio of research and participate in research funded by the Dunhill Medical trust, in collaboration with colleagues across the College of MVLS. Specifically, this research project will utilise administrative linked data to describe patient characteristics, outcomes and costs of moving into a care-home from hospital, compared with from the community.
This post has funding for one year.
For informal enquiries, please contact: Claudia Geue
Apply online at:
Closing date 8th October 2020
9) Two funded PhD studentships for early-stage researchers
Two funded PhD studentships for early-stage researchers to conduct applied research relevant to health economics and prioritisation in health and social care, UEA, UK
The two studentships are funded jointly by the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England and the University of East Anglia.
Location: University of East Anglia, Health Economics Group of the Norwich Medical School
Eligibility and Funding for: UK Students and EU Students (full fees); International students (see note below)
Funding amount: These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise Home/EU fees and a stipend of £15,285 per annum (international students will need to “top-up” to international fees)
Application deadline: 30 September 2020
Start date: February 2021
Duration: 3 years (full time)
The studentships will fund outstanding early-stage researchers to conduct applied research relevant to health economics and prioritisation in health and social care (H&SC). Each studentship is an exciting career opportunity for an ambitious researcher keen to develop as a future leader in health economics as applied to H&SC research.
The Health Economics and Prioritisation Theme aims to inform choices about the implementation of H&SC services and interventions, by providing high quality evidence on costs and benefits. We work with other research themes in the ARC EoE to undertake research on a wide range of services and interventions, prioritising those that, when translated into practice, have the potential to lead to improvements in the health and well-being of patients, the population as a whole, and the sustainability of the H&SC system.
• Developing, sharing and applying innovative methods relating to economic evaluation and preference-based outcome valuation;
• Better use of existing data: working with the ARC EoE’s Population Evidence and Data Science theme to utilise existing data sources for evaluating services and informing decision-making;
• Prioritisation: measuring public preferences around health and social care priorities to inform decision-making.
Candidates may apply to the following projects:
• Regional inequalities in health in the UK: the contribution of individual-level characteristics and the role of the small area environment https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/regional-inequalities-in-health-in-the-uk-the-contribution-of-individual-level-characteristics-and-the-role-of-the-small-area-environment-whittyjmedu20archep/?p123384
• Understanding and optimising routinely collected social care data for use in Health Economicshttps://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/understanding-and-optimising-routinely-collected-social-care-data-for-use-in-health-economics/?p123385
• Social network assessment tools: understanding and valuing their place in health and social care research and economic evaluation https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/social-network-assessment-tools-understanding-and-valuing-their-place-in-health-and-social-care-research-and-economic-evaluation-whittyjmedu20archep/?p123388
• Towards value-based mental health care: An investigation into service user priorities to inform the implementation of innovative mental health services https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/towards-value-based-mental-health-care-an-investigation-into-service-user-priorities-to-inform-the-implementation-of-innovative-mental-health-services-whittyjmedu20archep/?p123379
• Developing a condition-specific preference-based measure of health-related quality of life in heart failurehttps://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/developing-a-condition-specific-preference-based-measure-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-whittyju20archep/?p123378
The two studentships will be awarded to the strongest applications that meet selection criteria across these different projects.
For further information, follow the project links above
To submit an application for any of the project, please go to https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply