1) Advanced/Senior Research Fellow in CHEPI and Research Associate in CHEPI
Advanced/Senior Research Fellow in CHEPI
Duration: Two years fixed term
Deadline: 2nd July 2020
Research Associate in CHEPI
Duration: Two years fixed term
Deadline: 2nd July 2020
CHEPI is seeking to appoint an Advanced or Senior Research Fellow, and a Research Associate 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:
• ASPIRES — an ESRC-funded project on the prevention of antimicrobial resistance through the optimisation of antibiotic use in surgical settings, with a focus on India and South Africa.
• 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.
• 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
2) Health economist at PHMR Ltd
PHMR Ltd are a specialist health economics and market access consultancy. We are growing, working on a large number of exciting projects and looking for new members to join our lead scientific team.
Head of Health Economic Modelling to be based in our Primrose Hill, London (UK) office. https://phmr.com/assets/files/head-of-economic-modelling_principal_director_16082019_for-advertising-1XQ4XR.pdf
Senior Health Economist (HTA and Market Access) to be based in our Primrose Hill, London (UK) office. https://phmr.com/assets/files/senior_health-economist_hta-and-market-access_27022020_for-advertising-VSLYSM.pdf
Senior Health Economics and Outcomes Researcher to be based in our Primrose Hill, London (UK) office. https://phmr.com/assets/files/senior-heor_16082019_for-advertising-A8ZE71.pdf
Senior Health Economics and Real-World Evidence (HE-RWE) Scientist, ideally to be based in Westport (the Rep. of Ireland) with a possibility to be based either in our Primrose Hill, London (UK) or Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) office. https://phmr.com/assets/files/senior_he_rwe_ireland_29012020_for-advertising-XUM1UN.pdf
The closing date for applications: 23rd June 2020
For an informal chat about the roles based in our Primrose Hill office, please get in touch with Dr Louise Longworth, our Chief Scientific Officer, directly at [log in para visualizar]
For an informal chat about the Senior HE-RWE Scientist position, please get in touch with Dr Cormac Sammon, our Chief Epidemiologist, directly [log in para visualizar]
3) QUEX PhD opportunity – Exeter-Queensland
We have a prestigious PhD studentship in Health Economics that is generously funded, as part of the QUEX joint Postgraduate research programme between the University of Exeter, UK and the University of Queensland, Australia.
This exciting project examines the drivers of choice of healthy and unhealthy food and drinks in Australia and the UK, and will be supervised by Professor Richard Smith in Exeter and Professor Amanda Lee in Queensland.
The aim of this project is to add to the evidence base around food and diet costs and drivers of food choice. Specifically to: (i) establish if the findings in Australia are unique or replicated elsewhere, in this case the UK; (ii) establish the relative importance of price as a driver for food choice vis other factors of known importance (income, price of other products, convenience, access, knowledge, preferences etc.) in a cross-country comparison. These will be unique contributions to the literature in this area.
For an informal conversation regarding this post please contact Professor Richard Smith ([log in para visualizar]). The closing date for applications is 15th June 2020.
4) Funded PhD project at QUB
A fully-funded CITI-GENS Doctoral Training Programme project open for applications at Queen's University Belfast with the title "Employing Data Analytics To Inform The Development of Innovative Cost-Effectiveness Cancer Screening Models in the COVID-19 Era".
CITI-GENS is a Horizon2020 funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral training programme that supports interdisciplinary PhD students at Queen’s University Belfast. PhD students funded within Marie Skłodowska-Curie programmes have the title of Early Stage Researcher (ESR).
The CITI-GENS Programme offers a generous remuneration package based on a basic per annum salary of £24,246.99 with pension or £28,925.25 without pension.
The application deadline is 10th July 2020, for an anticipated start date in January 2021.
For more information on the project, please contact Dr Felicity Lamrock at [log in para visualizar] or follow the link below:
For more information on the CITI-GENS programme please visit: go.qub.ac.uk/citigens
4) Vacancy PhD Health Economics Erasmus
Vacancy PhD in Health Economics
The Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) invites applications for a fully-funded, four-year PhD position in its Health Economics research group.
The student will conduct research on Inequality and Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries as part of the Erasmus Initiative Smarter Choices for Better Health – a collaboration between ESHPM, the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and the Department of Public Health at Erasmus Medical Center. Supervision is by Professor Owen O’Donnell (ESHPM & ESE), Professor Tom Van Ourti (ESE & ESHPM) and Dr Igna Bonfrer (ESHPM).
In high-income countries, there is a well-documented inverse relationship between non-communicable disease (NCD), particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors, and socioeconomic status. Less is known about the nature, magnitude, evolution and economic impact of socioeconomic inequality in NCD in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) that account for a rapidly rising share of the global NCD burden. Rising prevalence of NCD risk factors and high NCD-related death rates in LMIC point to deficiencies in prevention and management of disease. Chronic illness imposes a large economic burden on those afflicted through the cost of healthcare as well as lost earnings. This project aims to (1) measure (changes in) socioeconomic inequality in NCD and related risk factors in LMIC, (2) measure socioeconomic inequality in (under-) diagnosis and medication of NCD (risk factors) in LMIC and, if possible, evaluate the distributional impact of programs, such as risk screening and improved supply of medicines, intended to correct deficiencies in NCD management; and, (3) improve measurement of the economic burden of NCD in LMIC by going beyond the often-used measure of “catastrophic payments”.
Health Economics at Erasmus
ESHPM and ESE together employ one of the largest collections of health economists in Europe. Health economics research at Erasmus has been ranked 2nd in Europe and 11th in the world. The two schools jointly run a Master’s in Health Economics and have a joint health economics seminar program. At ESHPM, in addition to the Health Economicsgroup, there are health economists in Health Systems and Insurance and Health Technology Assessment. At ESE, there is a Health Economics section within the Department of Applied Economics.
The candidate is expected to have a (research) master degree in Economics, Econometrics, or another quantitative discipline, and to have experience with data analysis using statistical software, a strong interest in global health and excellent communication skills in English.
Remuneration is according to the PhD scales set by the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The preferred starting date is September 1, 2020. In addition to conducting research, there will be some teaching duties (~15% of your time). The student will be employed by and located in ESHPM.
Qualified applicants should send by email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and, if available, an example research paper, as well as the names and email addresses of two referees to Dr Igna Bonfrer [log in para visualizar] The application deadline is June 26, 2020. For more information, and further details of the project, you may contact Owen O’Donnell ([log in para visualizar]), Tom Van Ourti ([log in para visualizar]) or Igna Bonfrer ([log in para visualizar]).
5) PhD studentship, Department of Applied Health Research, University College London
We invite applications for a 3-year PhD studentship jointly funded by NIHR ARC North Thames and the NIHR SPHR.
Closing date: Friday 19 June 2020
Interview date: Late June 2020
Location: UCL, DAHR Health Economics group
Funding amount: These studentships comprise of Home/EU fees, a stipend of £17,803 and £1000 per annum to support research training.
Duration: 3 years (full time), starting September 2020
Digital health innovations have the potential and the responsibility to reduce health inequalities by improving the access and use of health and social care services. However, digital exclusion remains one of the major challenges in this context. While 12 million (22%) people in the UK are likely to be digitally excluded due to lack of internet access, skills or motivation, evidence on how digital exclusion affects health inequalities is scarce. Digitally excluded individuals may be at risk of worse access to health and social care services, and hence worse health outcomes. While the socio-economic drivers of digital exclusion are relatively well known, it is unclear how these differences affect service use and health outcomes. In addition, the extent to which the effects of digital exclusion are impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic is unknown.
This PhD will explore the impact of digital exclusion on service use and health outcomes in the management of long-term conditions. The PhD will explore the pathways through which digital exclusion impacts health outcomes, including an examination of the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on digital inclusion. The quantitative component will involve secondary analysis of existing routinely-collected data from the Care City cohort, which links data across primary, secondary and social care, and council administrative data. The PhD will also explore linked data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study (Waves 8 and 9), which provides more detailed information about digital exclusion. PhD will explore changing patterns in the use of digital health care, health service use and health outcomes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To apply and for further details see: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/digital-health-innovations-for-the-management-of-long-term-conditions-the-impact-of-digital-exclusion-on-health-inequalities/?p121555
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Manuel Gomes: [log in para visualizar]
6) DPhil (PhD) Studentship in Health Economics, DPhil (PhD) Studentship in Health Economics
DPhil (PhD) Studentship in Health Economics
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
We are looking for an outstanding individual to apply for a DPhil (PhD) opportunity at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. This studentship is funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Oxford and Thames Valley. We are offering a studentship focussed on health economic aspects of childhood obesity.
The award will cover university and college fees at the UK/EU rate plus a maintenance stipend for three years (£16,000 in 2020/21). Non-EU/UK students will be expected to meet the cost of the difference between the UK/EU rate and the International (non-EU) rate for academic fees. In addition, funding of up to £1,000 per year will be provided to support training costs, for example, conference attendances. The studentship is expected to commence in October 2020.
Further details on the DPhil project/research area, supervision and research environment, eligibility criteria and process for application can be found at:
Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on 19th June 2020.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Stavros Petrou: [log in para visualizar]
7) Professor / Reader
Bangor University, School of Health Sciences
Contract Duration: Permanent
Closing Date: 30-06-2020
Applications are invited for the above permanent full-time post in the School of Health Sciences at Bangor University. We are particularly interested in candidates who possess the skills and expertise to undertake internationally excellent and world-leading research in (or complementary to) the following discipline areas: ageing and dementia, health services research, health economics, clinical trials, medicines evaluation, primary care, palliative care, mental health, public health, social care, nursing or dental care research. Clinical academics are invited to apply if their methodological or clinical research fits with the School research strategy.
The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate how they will further strengthen our research portfolio, and meet the aim of the School and the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (BIHMR), of undertaking research to, for example, improve the lifelong health and wellbeing of the population, or conduct evaluation of health technologies or medicines. The post will have an explicit remit to lead BIHMR and the successful candidate will demonstrate intellectual curiosity across the discipline areas for the College.
Candidates should be educated to PhD level (or equivalent) in health or social care or a related subject and demonstrate the ability to lead internationally significant research programmes, be willing to work collegiately, and have the ability to successfully lead post-graduate research to advanced level in Higher Education. Candidates should have an established track record and future trajectory of publishing world-leading or internationally excellent rated outputs suitable for the Research Excellence Framework in the subjects described above, or in complementary areas.
Candidates will have proven ability, as evidenced by their publication profile and a clear strategy for future research that will result in world-leading publications and impact.
The successful candidate can commence in post as soon as is possible. The School operates its business across two campuses (Bangor and Wrexham), thereby providing flexibility in location choice for successful candidates.
Dependent on experience and potential, the successful applicant may be appointed as Reader or on Professorial pay scale. Appointment to Professorial level will be based on candidates demonstrating all the essential requirements noted.
Informal queries can be made to Dr Lynne Williams, Interim Head of School, Email: [log in para visualizar]
8) Vacant position as associate professor in Health Economics
Beneath is a link to an advertisement to a vacancy as associate professor in Health Economics at the Department of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
9) Health Economics Research Unit (HERU), University of Aberdeen
Dr Verity Watson and Professor Mandy Ryan are seeking a suitable candidate to apply for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship funded through the European Union H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme. The position will be hosted in HERU.
The candidate will be integrated as a post-doctoral scientist in the Methods of Valuation research theme. The research develops and applies economic methods to valuing health and healthcare. The work explores individuals’, patients’, health professionals’ and society’s values of the benefits of health and care.
Proposals based on the following topics are welcomed:
• Testing the external validity of discrete choice experiments and the use of ex-ante or ex-post correction methods.
• Using laboratory experiments or eye-tracking to better understand discrete choice experiment responses.
• Using insights from behavioural economics to better understand discrete choice experiment responses.
There are more details of the Fellowship and the application process at the hosting offer notice on the EURAXESS site.
The closing date for applications is 8th June 2020, and please note the mobility rule below.
Eligibility: Candidates must not have spent more than 12 months in the past 3 years immediately before the call deadline (9th September 2020) in the UK.
10) 2 ARC PhD studentships in Health Economics at the University of East Anglia (UEA)
Two funded PhD studentships for early-stage researchers to conduct applied research relevant to health economics and prioritisation in health and social care
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
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise of Home/EU fees, a stipend of £15,285 and £1000 per annum to support research training.
Application deadline: 5 June 2020
Start date: October 2020
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.
For more information, see: https://arc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk/news-insights/news-latest/phd-studentships-nihr-applied-research-collaboration-arc-east-england