1) Job title – Research Associate/Fellow
Vacancy Ref 065607
Salary: Grade 7 £36,382 - £40,927/£44,706 - £51,799 per annum
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 have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate/Fellow to join our team to support/make a leading contribution to the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) case studies within the Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine (https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/livinglab/); a current example of such a case study is the development and evaluation of a multi-omic risk stratification tool for the prevention bowel cancer, (http://www.incise.org.uk)
The successful candidate will be expected to support complex and challenging HTA projects and lead on presenting, writing of research publications. They will be supported and encouraged to develop and formulate their own research grant proposals.
Candidates should have a strong background in quantitative data analysis, ideally with experience in cost-effectiveness model development for economic evaluations.
The position is funded on a full-time basis for up to 4 years.
For informal enquiries regarding this post, please contact Professor Neil Hawkins via email : [log in para visualizar]
For more information and to apply please visit our webpage: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/hehta/aboutus/jobswithhehta/#d.en.441574
Closing date 7th October 2021
2) University of Sheffield PhD opportunity - HSUs in cost-effectiveness models
A new PhD opportunity exploring the use of health state utilities in cost-effectiveness models. The title of the PhD is: “Estimation and subsequent use of health state utilities in cost-effectiveness models” – if you click on this link it will take you to the full PhD advert via FindAPhD.com. The ScHARR supervisors will be: Dr Matt Franklin, Prof. John Brazier, and Dr Ben Kearns. Deadline for applications is the 7th September 2021 (please email Dr Matt Franklin if you would like to apply but can't meet this deadline or you have seen this email after the deadline has passed).
Additional information related to the PhD opportunity is below as advertised on FindAPhD.com
Funding: This studentship will be 42 months in duration [approx. start date: Oct/Nov 2021 – TBC, with a later start date possible if a suitable candidate can be identified] and include home fee and stipend at UKRI rate. EU/Overseas candidates are welcome to apply, however they would be required to fund the fee difference.
- 2:1 (honours) undergraduate degree in a numerate subject such as economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, pharmacy, industrial engineering, management science, physics, or systems control.
- have completed a master’s degree at merit or distinction (or a non-UK equivalent) in a relevant subject
How to apply: Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form available here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/apply
Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor in the respective box and select 'School of Health and Related Research' as the department. Please also state your first and second choice project by entering the project tiles in the 'Research Topic' box on your application.
Enquiries: Interested candidates should in the first instance contact Dr Matt Franklin [log in para visualizar]
3) Research Associate/Fellow in Health Economics, MCHE, Manchester, UK
MANCHESTER CENTRE FOR HEALTH ECONOMICS
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW IN HEALTH ECONOMICS
STARTING SALARY GRADE 6 POINT 1 (£32,816)
OR GRADE 7 POINT 1 (£40,792)
One position is available for a Research Associate/Research Fellow in Health Economics. The grade awarded will depend on previous experience but candidates should indicate the grade they are applying for. The post will be line managed by Dr Alex Thompson.
This post, working with Dr Alex Thompson, focuses on a research programme comprising The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology and the University of Manchester’s Innovation Factory in the first instance.
The Christabel Pankhurst Institute for Health Technology is a new multimillion pound research Institute that will maximise Manchester’s academic strengths in digital health technologies and the use of advanced materials to discover innovative health and care solutions. The name celebrates the connection between the University and Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a driving force behind one of the most significant social reforms of the 20th century. The Institute will play a critical role in pulling innovations through from basic research to market ready products and services, which can then be accelerated into clinical use through Greater Manchester’s devolved health and care system.
University of Manchester’s Innovation Factory works with academic and student inventors to identify research that has the potential to create value. It then translates these into a form where they can be used to benefit society as a whole. The Innovation Factory aims to have a truly global reach and, with the scale and quality of research taking place at The University of Manchester, it has the ambition to be one of the world’s most effective Technology Transfer organisations.
The key purpose of this post is to develop and apply decision-analytic modelling to understand the impact and value of specific technologies coming through both the Pankhurst Institute and Innovation Factory. The successful candidates are expected to work with a large research team including health economists, clinicians, biostatisticians, informaticians, service users, commissioners and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
You will be primarily based in the Manchester Centre for Health Economics (http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/healtheconomics). The successful applicant will join a growing team of leading health economists undertaking research on the supply, organisation, valuation and evaluation of healthcare. They will be expected to make a full contribution to the development of this team.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Informal enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews
Name: Dr Alex Thompson
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Tel: 0161 850 2004
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Tel: 0161 275 4499
To apply and for the full job description
Go to: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/
Job reference: BMH-017262
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on: 17/09/2021
Interviews will be held on: 27/09/2021 (afternoon)
4) RAND Europe advertising for health economist research assistant
RAND Europe (a not-for-profit policy research organisation) wishes to recruit an exceptional candidate at the Research Assistant level. We are looking for applicants with a postgraduate degree (Master or PhD) or equivalent experience in health services research, health economics, another branch of economics or quantitative analysis of health/healthcare data, combined with a desire to undertake policy relevant research in the field of healthcare, health and wellbeing. The role will be based at our Cambridge (UK) office and will work with colleagues not only at RAND Europe but also with our partners at the University of Cambridge in the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR).Please note that this is an entry-level 2-year fixed term position.
Details are here: https://careers-rand-europe.icims.com/jobs/1219/research-assistant%3a-health-and-wellbeing/job?mobile=false&width=1306&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=0&jun1offset=60
How to apply: Please submit an application via RAND Europe’s online careers portal comprising a CV, covering letter and a short writing sample in English.
The deadline for applications is Friday 17th September 2021.
5) Senior Research Associate in Health Economics (RA1897)
Location: MED - Norwich Medical School
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Research & Analogous (RA)
Closing Date: 22/09/2021
Date Posted: 25/08/2021
Norwich Medical School
Senior Research Associate in Health Economics
£34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and talented Senior Research Associate to join the Health Economics Group (HEG) in the Norwich Medical School, the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England as part of its Health Economics and Prioritisation Research Theme, and the NIHR PHIRST (Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Team).
This post provides an excellent opportunity to join one of four newly formed UK NIHR PHIRST teams, providing policy-relevant guidance to public health departments across the UK. The successful candidate will spend half (50%) of their time supporting and undertaking economics components of research commissioned as part of one of the PHIRSTs. ‘Central PHIRST’ is led from the University of Hertfordshire, with the economics components led by UEA. The purpose of the team is to co-produce evaluation research with local authority public health departments and their partners. There will be a requirement to balance rigorous evaluation research design with rapid set-up, initiation and delivery of research. Ensuring that the knowledge and evidence base generated from PHIRST work is well communicated and implemented is also a critical component of the team’s work.
The post also provides a synergistic opportunity to join the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) for the East of England. The National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (NIHR ARC) East of England is a collaboration between the host trust, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust, and the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Essex in partnership with other health and social care organisations, industry and charities across the region. The aim of the ARC East of England is to support applied health and care research, implementation and capacity building at a local, regional, national and international level. The post will spend half (50%) of their time working with the ‘Health Economics and Prioritisation’ Theme of the ARC, which is led from UEA. A particular focus of this role is likely to be evaluating interventions focused on mental health in the EoE.
The post is ideally suited to an individual with a background in health economics, or similar field with a major quantitative component. Applicants must be familiar with methods of health economic evaluation, decision modelling, outcome valuation/preferences and/or econometrics. Experience of economic studies in public health and/or mental health would be advantageous.
Many UEA research staff are currently working from home in response to restrictions implemented to help manage the pandemic. However, once the pandemic restrictions ease, the post will require some travel across the East of England. In particular, the postholder will be based one day per week from the ARC East of England offices in Cambridge providing health economic advice to the wider ARC East of England team.
This full-time, fixed term post is available immediately until 31 March 2023 and will be subject to an Enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. It is anticipated the post may be extended (subject to confirmation of funding being available).
Closing date: 22 September 2021
The University is a Silver Institutional Athena Swan Award holder and aims to make its first submission to the Race Equality Charter in 2022.
6) Technical Adviser (Economics) Post - NICE Centre for Guidelines
NICE Technical Adviser (Health Economics) Posts
The NICE Centre for Guidelines is recruiting to 2 Technical Adviser (Health Economics) post via NHS Jobs, one permanent and one fixed term maternity cover (14 months until 30 November 2022).
Job Reference: 907-123 (Permanent) - https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916709882
Job Reference: 907-113 (fixed term maternity cover) - https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916703671
Employer: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Department: Centre for Guidelines
Location: Manchester or London
Salary:£54,764 - £63,862 pa (plus HCAS for London based)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.
The Centre for Guidelines is a world-leading authority in developing clinical, public health and social care guidelines. It provides recommendations for the NHS and local authorities on appropriate prevention, treatment and care options for people in England, based on systematic appraisal of the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness. You will be joining a team of 10 health economists withing the Methods & Economics Team within the Centre.
Reporting to the Senior Technical Adviser (Economics), the Technical Adviser (Economics) will be responsible for providing professional leadership and technical advice across the Centre to embed the routine consideration of data and analysis across the guideline development ‘ecosystem’, as well as supporting the health economic components of guideline development, such as updating existing economic models or undertake the development of original, applied economic analyses that will be used to inform the deliberations of Guideline. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the technical quality of the economic and modelling related outputs of the Guidelines programme, and for providing economic and modelling advice and support to team members across the programme.
The post holder will also line-manage Technical Analysts according to NICE’s policies and procedures, as well as contributing to the training and development of staff and Guideline Committee members, and supporting methodological developments for the Guidelines programme on data analytics and economic.
To be considered for this role, we are looking for:
• Familiar with methods of critical appraisal and the interpretation and synthesis of health economic research evidence
• Extensive experience of developing and critiquing health economic models and analyses
• Ability to deliver high quality technical outputs without supervision to agreed deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences and to generate trust and confidence in individuals at all levels both within and outside the organisation
• Experience in line management and supervision of technical staff
The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:
• Master’s degree or Doctorate and further specialist training (economic analysis/modelling) or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through experience and further training/development
• Experience of economic or mathematical modelling
• Ability to analyse and critique economic models.
• Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of economic analysis and modelling procedures and practices.
• Extensive knowledge of the principles of economic analysis, evidence-based health care, critical appraisal and the interpretation of health research evidence.
• Ability to motivate and develop the competences of technical staff.
Interviews will be held remotely over Zoom.
No agencies please.
For further information please contact Bhash Naidoo (Senior Technical Adviser (Economics), [log in para visualizar]).
7) Research Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Bristol
You will join the Health Economics at Bristol (HEB) research group and the Bristol Trials Centre (BTC) Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Bristol Medical School. Working with clinicians, statisticians, social scientists and other trials staff you will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of complex interventions in public health, primary and secondary care and social care. The research aims to help policy makers by reducing unnecessary care, improving the efficiency of service organisation, and ensuring fair access to new health technologies that represent value for money.
What will you be doing?
You will lead a small team of health economists in the design, conduct, analysis and dissemination of economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and other study designs. This includes authoring research reports and peer-reviewed publications and presenting research findings at national and international conferences. We will support the postholder in developing their own research ideas for external funding. There are no formally specified teaching duties required. However, the successful applicant will have opportunities to contribute to teaching activities within HEB and the Bristol Medical School.
You should apply if
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with training in health economics and extensive knowledge of economic evaluation alongside RCTs. You should have a proven track record in designing, conducting and publishing research in applied healthcare economics. You will have a PhD or equivalent professional experience in Health Economics or closely related discipline.
For informal enquiries please contact: Professor Will Hollingworth ([log in para visualizar]), Professor Jo Coast ([log in para visualizar]) or Dr Sian Noble ([log in para visualizar])
Contract type: Open ended with funding until 31 August 2024
Work pattern: 1FTE
Grade: K / Pathway 2
Salary: £44,045 - £49,553 per annum
School/Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Population Health Sciences
This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 15th September 2021
For further details and to apply please visit
8) Doctoral Researcher Health Economics
The Department of Health Economics (DHE) is looking for a doctoral researcher in health economics. The relevant information is attached as pdf and can be found on the following websites:
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