1) PHMR Ltd, UK
PHMR Ltd are a specialist health economics and market access consultancy working on a variety of both challenging and exciting projects. Thus, we seek qualified and intellectually curious individuals with backgrounds in health economics, health services research, epidemiology, strategic consultancy, pricing and reimbursement. If you have academic or industry experience in these specialisations and are excited about challenging problems and bringing innovative practical solutions to the clients, we want to hear from you. Please check our current vacancies listed below, or simply get in touch with Gintare, the HR Manager, at [log in para visualizar] to discuss any other career opportunities.
Senior Health Economics and Outcomes Researcher - based in our Primrose Hill, London (UK) office
Hiring managers: Louise Longworth, our Chief Scientific Officer, and Koonal Shah, Director, Health Economics. Please contact either Louise [log in para visualizar] or Koonal at [log in para visualizar] should you wish to discuss the role informally.
Application deadline: 4 February 2021
Senior Health Economist (HTA and Market Access Strategy) - based in our Primrose Hill, London (UK) office.
Hiring manager: Michael Lees, our COO and Head of Market Access Strategy. Please contact Michael at [log in para visualizar] should you wish to discuss the role informally.
2) Project Director - PRO
We are looking to recruit a Project Director to develop and lead a work stream on patient reported outcomes (PROs). This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced PRO researcher to help shape the structure and strategic focus of a growing PRO team. The successful candidate will also have a direct input into the identification and hiring of junior PRO researchers alongside the Associate Director for Health Economic Modelling (HEM). YHEC staff are currently working remotely and anticipate this continuing for at least the next six months but this role would be suitable for permanent remote working. We are a health economics research and consulting company owned by, and based at, the University of York. We provide consultancy and research to a wide range of public and private sector bodies.
The Project Director will report to an Associate Director within YHEC and will contribute to the performance and profitability of YHEC Ltd in the following areas:
Project Work / Management
• Direct multiple project teams to deliver work that meets the project objectives within the planned timeframe and budget.
• Manage projects so that major elements of work are delegated appropriately to research staff.
• Ensure clarity in expectations of research staff and commitment to staff development. Work effectively with all members of a project team.
• Mentor and develop the skill set of junior members of staff.
• Ensure that on-the-job training is provided where appropriate to develop a pool of skilled staff.
• Contribute to the management skills and capacity within the organisation.
• Develop relationships with new clients.
• Act as a primary point of contact for clients on multiple projects.
• Ensure that client expectations are managed from proposal to completion.
• Attend client meetings and maintain good working relationships with all clients to ensure successful delivery of work and repeat business.
• Identify opportunities for growth in existing markets.
• Generate additional income by identifying opportunities and preparing proposals/tenders for pharmaceutical and public sector contracts.
• Contribute/establish a broad network of contacts with the commissioners of health care research in both public and private sectors.
• Assist in the marketing of YHEC.
• Tender/proposal presentations to potential clients.
Please visit Project-Director-PRO-Jan-2021.pdf (yhec.co.uk) for more information about the position, job description and how to apply.
The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 19th February 2021.
3) Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Health Economics at the University of Bristol
This post offers an exciting opportunity for an individual with training in health economics and who has a particular interest in applied healthcare economics to develop their career as an academic health economist. The successful applicant will join the Health Economics at Bristol (HEB) research group, the Bristol Trials Centre (BTC) Clinical Trials Unit and the Research Design Service South West (RDS-SW), working across all three.
What will you be doing?
The main purpose of this job is to contribute to the group’s portfolio of high-quality applied research, particularly in the use of economic analyses to evaluate care and health services based on evidence from randomised controlled trials and non-experimental study designs. An important part of this role is the provision of health economics methodological advice to researchers developing grant applications.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and may be made to Professor Will Hollingworth ([log in para visualizar]), Dr Sian Noble ([log in para visualizar]), or Dr Rebecca Kandiyali ([log in para visualizar])
The post has funding until August 2022 with the expectation that further project funding will be available to extend the post beyond that date.
Salary: Grade I: £33,797 - £38,017 per annum, Grade J: £38,017 - £42,792 per annum
School/Unit: Bristol Medical School
This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 02 February 2021.
For further details and to apply please visit
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us
4) Health Economics consultants
ASERNIP-S is a group of health technology evaluators within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, dedicated to conducting systematic reviews and economic evaluations in HTAs to facilitate health policy decision-making. We have a broad client base, ranging from government departments in Australia and overseas, to private enterprises. When performing health economic evaluations, we seek to address the cost-effectiveness of health technology using a range of modelling techniques. Common approaches could include decision-analytics, Markov models and occasionally more advanced techniques such as microsimulations and DES to evaluate diagnostics and interventions.
Also, various types of health economic evaluations such as CUA, CEA and CCA are conducted depending on the clinical evidence and the nature of the research question. Health economists in ASERNIP-S work closely with clinical evaluators, clinicians and clients to seamlessly translate and transform clinical evidence for health economic evaluations. For most of the client-based projects, evaluation reports are written where the health economic evaluation sections are an important component of the full deliverable of the project.
To support our health economics team, we wish to engage some health economics consultants who are able to take on the responsibility for some assessments. If you have availability and are interested, then please submit your CV and a brief letter to Dr David Tivey ASERNIP-S Manager ([log in para visualizar]). If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Ning Ma ([log in para visualizar]), who is the team leader. Closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.
5) Vacancy in NHS England for econometrician to work on health budget allocations for specialised services. Permanent post.
See below: NB Closing Date 2nd February 2021
Main points are as follows:
The Role and Your Experience
This is a permanent role, suitable either for one person working full time or for two people each working two to three days per week, with some flexibility around days and hours worked. The post holder(s) can be based in either Leeds or London.
Secondment opportunities are welcomed for this post.
As an econometrician the post holder will work as part of a dynamic analytical community in NHS England and NHS Improvement. They will work alongside analysts in the Allocations Section of the Analysis and Insight for Finance Team to develop the allocations formulae for specialised services. Prescribed specialised services (PSS) covers the services set out in the PSS manual.
These services are funded directly by NHS England, and comprise both physical health and mental health services.
The proposed allocations formulae will be presented to the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA) and to its Technical Advisory Group (TAG), and to the Allocations Steering Group chaired by the Chief Finance Officer of NHS England.
In particular the post holder will:
• Conduct econometric/statistical analysis of large person level datasets which include the results of patient level contract monitoring for prescribed specialised services and that can be joined to person level datasets that contain pseudonymised health records for secondary care and diagnoses, to investigate the drivers of the need for these specialised services across the population and across the country.
• Construct specialised services allocations formulae which can be used in the setting of target allocations for CCG areas.
• Deploy analytical judgement in dealing with complex problems or missing data;
• Have the ability to assess data quality and reliability and quality assure analysis;
• Take a practical approach to providing advice, giving persuasive explanations of complex concepts orally and in writing to a range of audiences, in a clear and accessible manner;
• Work closely with clinical and public health leadership to understand the underlying causes of variation in modelled need and in variation in the difference between actual service utilisation and modelled need, across time and geographically; including consideration of the extent to which modelling reveals unmet need and/or fails to account for undiagnosed need;
• Have good project management skills, including the ability to plan, manage and deliver the project, juggle competing priorities and tight deadlines for self and team, and work autonomously to drive own work programme and that of team members. Anticipate and proactively manage delivery risks, quality assure and be accountable for the final product.
• Work with the other team leaders to develop and manage all staff in the analytical team, providing appropriate coaching and support;
• Build and manage collaborative relationships across the health system, including internal and external policy and analytical teams, providers and clinical experts, and challenging external partners and stakeholders, to ensure analyses are relevant to their needs.
• Present the analysis and policy implications to a wide range of audiences including in writing and verbally.
The post is responsible for providing professional expertise of a quality to contribute to the achievement of the outcomes sought from these analyses by NHS England and Improvement.
6) BANGOR UNIVERSITY
Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME), SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Research Officer (BU02289)
Salary: £33,797 p.a. (on Grade 7)
Bangor University is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to its Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME).
Applications are invited from post-doctoral researchers with an existing track record of quantitative health services research. CHEME is a leading research unit, with a portfolio of projects in the areas of pharmaceutical economics and policy, economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, public health economics, and methodological research. Based on research outputs, the 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.
This post offers an excellent opportunity for career development for a post-doctoral researcher with experience of conducting economic evaluation or quantitative health services research. Applications by researchers with experience of using cost-effectiveness modelling for health technology assessment are particularly welcomed. CHEME is a multidisciplinary research unit and draws from a wide variety of background including health economics, behavioural sciences, statistics, and pharmacy/clinical/health specialities.
The post holder will assist in the development of the Centre’s activities in pharmacoeconomic evaluation. This will primarily involve modelling the cost-effectiveness of an electronic patient monitoring system in a district general hospital. The project will allow the post holder to develop an expertise in health technology assessment of patient safety interventions. Applications are welcome from candidates with a PhD (or near completion) in health economics, or a discipline requiring a sound background in quantitative research methods. The candidate will have good inter-personal skills, previous experience of conducting empirical research in a health care setting, and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
The post successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available for a 12 month fixed-term period. Remote working will be considered.
Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.
Closing date for applications: 12th February 2021
Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Emily Holmes, Senior Research Fellow, e-mail: [log in para visualizar]
Committed To Equal Opportunities
For further information and to apply: https://jobs.bangor.ac.uk/extpreview.php.en?nPostingId=5207&nPostingTargetId=5623&id=QLYFK026203F3VBQB7V68LOTX&lg=UK
The Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) has a portfolio of research projects in the areas of pharmaceutical economics and policy, economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, public health economics, and methodological research. Based on research outputs, the 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.
An exciting full-time Research Officer position is available the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME), Bangor University.
You will work on modelling the cost-effectiveness of an electronic patient monitoring system in a district general hospital. The project will allow the post holder to develop an expertise in health technology assessment of patient safety interventions. The post is part of an established and expanding research group conducting economic evaluations and methodological research related to the economic evaluation of medicines. The project involves working in partnership with a Global electronics company and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB). The work will involve research ethics applications, targeted review of published evidence, retrospective analysis of clinical records/databases and economic modelling.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Preparing research governance applications.
• Conducting electronic and library-based literature searches according to systematic review / meta-analytic methodology.
• Designing and populating an economic model to estimate the cost-effectiveness of health technology interventions.
• Applying relevant research methods and techniques e.g. health economics, literature review and evidence synthesis, economic/mathematical modelling.
• Liaising with other researchers working on academic, commercial and NHS projects.
• Attending project management meetings, as required.
• Data gathering, coding and entry.
• Identifying service utilisation and cost data.
• Data analysis and interpretation.
• Attending meetings, as required.
• Presentation of papers at relevant conferences.
• Preparation of interim and final project reports.
• Lead, and co-author papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
• Administrative tasks associated with projects.
• Other duties, as required for the purposes of successful completion of projects.
• Attend internal meetings and to undertake administrative responsibilities that improve the work undertaken by the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME).
The list of main duties and responsibilities is not meant to be exhaustive, but merely an indication of the main areas of activity for the post. It may be amended or added to, at the discretion of Dr Emily Holmes, Professor Dyfrig Hughes, and the Head of the School of Health Sciences, with other duties commensurate with the role function and grade following consultation with the post holder.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain a positive approach to Health and Safety at Work Act.
• The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.
• The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.
• The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions.
•The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.
•The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts.
• A PhD (or near completion) in health economics or a discipline requiring a sound background in quantitative research methods.
• The ability to conduct economic evaluation.
• Experience of economic modelling using statistical analysis software such as Excel / STATA / R.
• Knowledge or, and/or demonstrable skills in health technology assessment, including cost-effectiveness analysis.
• Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Proven track record of conference presentations and publications in quality journals.
• Experience of working in a health services research environment.
• Experience of developing grant applications as a lead applicant or co-applicant.
• Knowledge of and/or experience of research governance processes.
• Demonstrate good analytical skills, ability to analyse numerical data and present results appropriately.
• Demonstrate good verbal and written skills, and good attention to detail.
• Demonstrate the ability to prioritise work load and work to often tight deadlines.
• Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team and to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary context.
• Demonstrate proven project management skills
• An appreciation of the bilingual nature of the area and institution.
• A willingness to travel to research sites, attend conferences, training and project meetings.
• The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this role.
The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.
We are a member of Advance HE's Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University's policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.
All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references.
All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job, please note that following the introduction by the Government of immigration limits on skilled workers we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/
7) Assistant Health Economist vacancy at PHE
Please see below an opportunity to join Public Health England’s Health Economics and Modelling Team (HEMT) as an Assistant Health Economist. HEMT is an analytical team whose analysis has informed many policy decisions at the national and local authority level. We perform our own analysis but also work closely with consultancies and academia. Further information about the team’s published work can be found here:
The vacancy can be found here:
8) Vacancy for Assistant Professor Healthcare Financing/Health Economics (the Netherlands)
We currently have a vacancy for a Assistant Professor (0.8 – 1.0 FTE) in the field of Healthcare Financing/Health Economics at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. The initial position is for 4 years, after which it can become permanent, subject to a successful evaluation.
The closing date is February 15, 2021. Details and the option to apply can be found here:
9) Vacancy for Senior Health Economist University of Nottingham
Senior Health Economist (fixed term)
Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
Location: University Park
Salary: £36,914 to £49,553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date: Tuesday 09 February 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applications are invited for a Senior Health Economist, a new post created to grow health economics at Nottingham
The role holder will be accountable to the Professor of Health Economics, Professor Marilyn James, and will work with colleagues across the School of Medicine (SoM) and with external research partners. Experience in health economics within clinical trials is essential and experience in health economic modelling desirable.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of health economics at Nottingham.
NCTU’s mission is to conduct high quality, high impact multicentre trials to improve health and well-being. NCTU has a broad portfolio of studies to evaluate drugs, devices and complex interventions and design and conduct methodological research in trials. Results from our research is published in high impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet.
The applicant will have a PhD in health economics. The role holder will lead on some of the existing portfolio in health economics, in multiple health areas including orthopaedics, paediatrics, and mental health. Studies are mainly funded by NIHR, including Programme Grants for Applied Research, Health Technology Assessment and Efficacy and Mechanisms Evaluation research programmes. The role holder will be expected to apply for funded research as a co-applicant and to mentor junior staff in the unit.
Some of the current NIHR-funded projects include: (1) CAUTI, Catheter Against Urinary Tract Infection Trial, a randomised trial of antimicrobial-impregnated urinary catheters for long-term indwelling urinary catheter users; (2) POINT, A multi-centre randomised trial of surgery versus non-surgical splint treatment for proximal phalanx shaft finger fractures in adults; (3) ROWTATE, Multicentre Research Programme to Enhance Return to Work after Trauma.
The post will enable career development and the chance to develop clear management and analytical skills to improve the role holders’ career. The candidates must have the ability to communicate well with researchers who have little or no knowledge of health economics.
The post will be offered on a full time or part-time (minimum 29h per week), fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months with possibility of extension.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Marilyn James, email [log in para visualizar] Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
10) Vacancy for Postdoctoral Researcher/Health Economics (Ireland)
We currently have a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher in Health Economics/Epidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI University of medicine and health sciences). COLOSSUS is an EU-funded H2020 project that aims to provide new and more effective ways to classify patients with a specific subtype of metastatic colorectal cancer. An economic analysis of the COLOSSUS MSS RAS mt CRC subtype classifiers is required to determine the cost effectiveness of the diagnostic technologies. The initial position is for up to 21 months.
The closing date is February 14, 2021. Details and the option to apply can be found here:
11) Health Economist vacancy at Public Health England
Please see below an opportunity to join Public Health England’s Health Economics and Modelling Team (HEMT) as a Health Economist. HEMT is an analytical team whose analysis has informed many policy decisions at the national and local authority level. We perform our own analysis but also work closely with consultancies and academia. Further information about the team’s published work can be found here:
The vacancy can be found here: https://www.healthjobsuk.com/job/v2899356
Closing date: 21/02/2021 23:59