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1) Funded PhD Opportunity - systems level modelling in Older People/Urgent and Emergency Care with the Health Economics, evaluation and equality theme (HEEE) of the ARC YH, UK.

Funded PhD Opportunity - systems level modelling in Older People/Urgent and Emergency Care with the Health Economics, evaluation and equality theme (HEEE) of the ARC YH.

An exciting PhD Opportunity at the School of Health Related Research (ScHARR), at the University of Sheffield, for systems level modelling in Older People or Urgent and Emergency Care with the Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality theme (HEEE) of the Yorkshire and Humber, Applied Research Collaboration (YH ARC).  

Find out more at 

Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022.

2) Senior Economist at the Health Foundation

This is a senior role in the Health Foundation’s Research and Economic Analysis for the Long term (REAL) Centre. The REAL Centre was set up in 2019 to improve the quality of strategic decisions about the health and care system – including on funding, on service priorities and workforce – so that they are based on good evidence and consideration about their long-term impact.   

The senior economist will join the REAL Centre’s senior management team and provide expert leadership to a team of economists working on research and analysis relating to social care and supply-side issues (particularly workforce and funding).  By applying their knowledge of the health and care system and/or government policy the successful candidate will design and deliver a programme of policy relevant and impactful research.  This is a leadership role, and the senior economist will provide management for a talented and enthusiastic team of economists, supporting them to further develop their skills and capabilities.
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced economist / analyst who wants to use their expert quantitative research and analysis skills to influence decision making and policy across the health and care system.  We are looking for an individual with outstanding communication skills, able to promote findings from their research through written publications, media and stakeholder engagement.

To find out more about the role and what we are looking for, please read the full job advert and job description:

Contract type: Permanent
Application deadline: Sunday 16 January 2022, 23:59

Interview date:    Scheduled to take place remotely w/c 31 January 2022

3) PHMR Ltd, UK

PHMR Ltd are a specialist health economics and market access consultancy. We are growing and have the following roles available within the UK:
Senior Health Economics and Outcomes Researcher:
Health Economist:
The closing date for applications: 14 January 2022
If you are interested in joining our scientific team or wish to have an informal chat, please get in touch with Dr Louise Longworth (Chief Scientific Officer), Dr Frauke Becker (Principal, Health Economics) or Dr Yemi Oluboyede (Director, HEOR) directly.
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Dr Louise Longworth ([log in para visualizar])
Dr Frauke Becker ([log in para visualizar])
Dr Yemi Oluboyede ([log in para visualizar])

 4) Research Consultants 

We are looking to recruit three Research Consultants to undertake a wide range of projects in our health economic modelling (HEM) team.  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 primary purpose of the role is to develop and critique economic models on a wide range of projects.  The candidate will be expected to work in project teams alongside other research staff and project directors.  The successful candidate will report to a Project Director of YHEC.
Main Duties

The main responsibilities of a Research Consultant are:

• After an initial training and development period, lead the development of economic modelling projects and take responsibility for specific elements within larger projects under the supervision of senior staff.
• Critique economic analyses submitted to HTA bodies, and report directly to those bodies on the strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches.
• Critically review published economic models to inform the development of de novo economic models.
• Undertake data analysis, including, individual patient level data, survival curve fitting and stochastic modelling.
• To carry out quality assurance review of models developed both within the company and for external clients.
• Attend meetings with private sector clients, clients’ staff and external experts.
• Identify and retrieve relevant quantitative data from publications and other sources.
• Collect, analyse and interpret data.
• Report preparation and presentation to clients.
• Client liaison within a project, with the support and guidance of senior colleagues.
• Contribute to sales and marketing activities within the company.
• Occasionally provide supervision of other staff working on the project team.

We have a team of around 60 staff and hold the Investors in People accreditation with our composite score of 778, against an industry benchmark of 725, putting us in the top 20% of organisations.  We want staff to enjoy working at YHEC; our office is a friendly place to work and we have an employee wellbeing programme.  This is based on suggestions from staff and includes lunchtime walks, sporting activities and charity fundraising events.  YHEC staff nominate a charity on an annual basis and undertake fundraising throughout the year.  We also have a social committee who organise events on a regular basis; even in the current circumstances we have used Zoom to help conduct these events.  We are keen to support voluntary / charitable activities and staff may set aside up to two days per year (in work time) to undertake such activities.  Staff at YHEC enjoy our inclusive, flexible and friendly working environment.  

Please visit  Research-Consultant-HTA-Dec21.pdf ( for more information about the position, job description and how to apply.
The closing date for applications is 5pm Sunday 16th January 2022.

5) Lancaster University
Professor/Senior Lecturer
Closing Date:   Friday 14 January 2022
Reference:  A3577

The Department of Economics forms an independent part of Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) - the most research-intensive business school in the UK (REF 2014). With over 40 members of faculty from more than 15 countries, the Department provides an international, collegial and dynamic research environment with a commitment to world-class academic excellence. The Department has a long history of research in Education and Labour Economics and, in recent years, has developed a strong presence in Development and in Health Economics through a collaboration with the Department of Health Research.  
The Chair appointment, together with the opening of a lectureship position, aims to further strengthen the academic excellence and reputation of the research group on Labour, Education, Development, and Health Economics, and to extend its research activities. The Chair appointment comes with a decreased teaching load to promote a greater focus on research. 
You will be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Department, to maintain a high-quality research agenda that reaches out to external networks of collaborators as well as contributing to research activity within the Department. This will include taking a leadership role in fundraising for large research grants, including external collaborations.
You should have already established an excellent track record across the fields of Labour, Education, Development, and Health Economics. This should include recent publications in internationally recognised journals, externally funded research collaboration, PhD supervision, success in programme development and curriculum innovation, and experience of administrative duties. Applications from researchers whose work has impact on society, for example through influencing policy or practice, would be very welcome. 
The Department pursues an equal-opportunity, family-friendly human resources policy. In line with our policy, we would like to expressly invite applications from qualified persons in all diversity groups and we are able to facilitate applications from dual-career couples since we have other academic positions available.  
The appointment will start at a mutually agreed date. Please submit a cover letter, a copy of your CV and the names of three referees.
Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Themis Pavlidis ([log in para visualizar]), Head of the Economics Department.  
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

6) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Health Economics and/or Health Policy Analysis - 2.0 FTE posts, Bristol, UK
We are looking to appoint to posts at the University of Bristol (Bristol Medical School) as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Health Economics and/or Health Policy Analysis, up to 2.0FTE, and this is just a reminder that the closing date for the posts is coming up at the end of this week – all applications must by received by 23:59 on Sunday 19th December 2021. 
Please see the advert below or at this link:
If you are interested in the posts, do please get in touch with me ([log in para visualizar]) or Will ([log in para visualizar]).

7) Fellow/Associate Professor at the Australian National University

The Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, is seeking to appoint an economist/health economist to join our team. 
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated researcher to join and make a significant and impactful contribution to a growing and vibrant multidisciplinary team at one of the world’s top universities. The appointed researcher will work on a national program of infectious disease surveillance based on whole genome sequencing (AusPathoGen), leading the cost-effectiveness evaluation of the program through the use of novel approaches to economic evaluation. The appointed researcher will also contribute to teaching and, as appropriate to the level appointed, will further their own research agenda, through pursuing funding opportunities and programs of research that augment the Department’s existing suite of policy-relevant health economics / economic evaluation projects. 

We are looking to appoint at either the Fellow (Level C) or Associate Professor (Level D) level. Experience in economic evaluation of infectious disease prevention and control is highly desirable.

Salary package: $122,240–$135,866 plus 17% Superannuation (Level C), $146,080–$159,582 plus 17% Superannuation (Level D) 
The position is a Full time, Fixed Term appointment for 3 years.

For position description, selection criteria and to apply online:  
Application deadline: 11 January 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern

For informal enquiries, please contact Emily Lancsar on [log in para visualizar]

8) Health Economics PostDoc RWI Essen

The Health Economics research department at RWI is looking to fill a postdoctoral position (m/f/d, 100%, pay grade TV-L E14) in Essen, Germany.

Deadline: January 07, 2022

More info:

9) Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Statistics and Health Economics
This post provides a unique opportunity to lead methodological research in Econometrics using large-scale observational datasets. 
The post-holder will primarily lead (Senior Research Fellow) / contribute to (Research Fellow) a UK MRC-funded project exploiting instrumental variables to estimate the effects of time-dependent treatments using routinely-collected data. Duties and responsibilities include:
-Leading (Senior Research Fellow)/contributing to (Research Fellow) methodological developments to broaden application of IV to time-dependent treatments.
-Developing relevant software code (R or Stata) to implement the methods.
-Supporting the access, management and analysis of large-scale linked datasets.
-Leading (Senior Research Fellow) / contributing to (Research Fellow) writing further grant applications
-Supervise MSc and PhD students.
-Leading the submission of research papers to high impact peer reviewed journals.
The post-holder should have a PhD in Statistics, Econometrics, Data Science or other discipline with strong statistical component (e.g. Epidemiology, Health Economics), or equivalent research experience. They should possess strong quantitative skills in statistical analysis and computational skills in R or Stata software. They should demonstrate experience in causal inference methods in observational data research, manipulating and analysing large-scale observational datasets, leading publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
We will strongly encourage and support the postholder to develop their career. This may include supporting personal fellowships or methods grants applications. The post holder will be expected to formulate a personal development plan and to capitalize on training opportunities through UCL’s Graduate School and LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology as appropriate. You will receive mentorship from experts in the fields of statistics, health economics, causal inference and data science:
- UCL (Dr Manuel Gomes, Prof Irene Petersen, Prof Spiros Denaxas)
- LSTHM (Prof Stijn Vansteelandt, Prof Richard Grieve)
- University of Pennsylvania (Prof Luke Keele, Prof Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen)
- University of Manchester (Prof Will Dixon)
The post is funded until 30 June 2024 in the first instance,beginning as soon as possible.
To apply for this post and for further details, click here.
Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Manuel Gomes ([log in para visualizar])
The closing date for applications is the 9th January 2022.

10) Technical Analyst (Economics) Posts - NICE Centre for Guidelines
Technical Analyst (Economics)
Job Reference: 907-184
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Centre for Guidelines
Manchester or London
£38,890 - £44,503 pa (plus HCAS for London base)
The Roles:
•	1 x 12 months fixed term, secondment cover until April 2023
•	1 x permanent contract
Candidates may apply for either the fixed-term or the permanent role, but they do not need to specify which they prefer at the time of application.

The Roles:
Reporting to the Technical Adviser, the Technical Analyst will be responsible for providing advice and technical support to committees on economic issues during development and updating of guidelines. This includes systematically identifying and appraising economic evidence to address key health and social care questions and preparing structured summaries of the evidence. The post holder will also undertake the development of original, applied decision models and analyses that will be used to inform the deliberations of the guideline committee (comprising decision-makers who are predominantly clinical, public health, social care and patient experts with limited formal expertise in economics).

What you will bring to NICE:
The primary requirement for the position is demonstrable ability in the practical application of mathematical modelling to inform real-world decision problems.
The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:
•         Skills and experience in economics, mathematical modelling, statistics, operations research and/or data science.
•         Expert ability in the analysis and synthesis of quantitative data.
•         Ability to communicate the methods and results of complex analyses to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
•         At present, the team has a preference for models developed in MS Excel, R, TreeAge and/or WinBUGS; however, applications from candidates with experience in other platforms are welcome.

You will have the opportunity to extend your own skills in modelling and economics and contribute to methodological developments in the field.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following on their application:
•         Masters degree or Doctorate in a numerate subject or subjects with relevance to evidence-based decision-making (e.g. economics, public health, mathematics, operations research, data science) or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through experience and further training/development
•         Substantial experience of at least 1 software package for the implementation of decision models (e.g. Excel [including Visual Basic for Applications], TreeAge, R, WinBUGS, Simul8, Arena).
•         Experience using at least 1 software package for the analysis of statistics (e.g. R, Stata, SPSS).
•         Ability to take primary responsibility for the conceptualisation, parameterisation and implementation of original decision-analytic models.
•         Ability to communicate information accurately and persuasively using a variety of presentation techniques, in accessible language to an audience of varied technical backgrounds, and sensitively to patients who have the medical condition under discussion.
•         Ability to prioritise own workload and produce high-quality work to meet frequent, non-negotiable deadlines.
•         Flexible attitude to working environment and ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the essential criteria from the attached person specification during the entirety of the recruitment process to be considered for this role.

For an informal discussion please contact: Lindsay Claxton ([log in para visualizar])
Closing date: 5 January 2022
Interview date: 14 January 2022