1) Funded PhD Studentships in Health Economics at LSHTM, UK
Three funded PhD studentships currently available with details available through the links below.
HTA processes in UK and Japan: what can we learn from each other? (Jointly with Nagasaki University – closing date 15th Jan 2021))
Assessing the value of high-priced novel treatments in oncology in an era of precision medicine: methodological and policy tools (MRC-LID – closing date 18 Jan 2021)
Design and Analysis Considerations when using the EQ-5D alongside clinical trials or observational studies for economic evaluation (closing date 24 Jan 2021)
2) Lancaster University, UK. Part time Senior Research Associate, Health Economics
The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to join the Health Economics at Lancaster group, to support the NIHR School for Public Health Research LiLaC collaboration, specifically as part of the Efficiency and Equity theme.
LiLaC is one of eight leading academic centres with excellence in applied public health research which make up the NIHR School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR). LiLaC is The Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research. It was founded by Professor Jennie Popay and Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead in 2012. LiLaC’s mission is to produce evidence on how to tackle inequalities in health through action on the upstream causes of inequalities – these are the conditions in which we live or work and where children grow up or people grow old. This position will be responsible to Professor Bruce Hollingsworth, working as part of the Efficiency and Equity theme.
You must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and ideally have research experience in health economics, as evidenced by a track record of publications, relative to opportunity. Experience in a health-related area is preferred but not essential.
The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.
The position is 0.5 fte and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements including working week and days/hours worked, flexible start and finish times or condensed hours.
You will join us on an indefinite contract however the roles remain contingent on external funding which at this time is due to come to an end on 31st January 2022.
Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Bruce Hollingsworth [log in para visualizar]
Lancaster University is among the best in the UK, being in the UK top 10, and is 2020 International University of the Year (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020). We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.
Closing Date: Sunday 10 January 2021
3) Research Fellow in Health Economics: Project on Adjusting for Unmet Needs in Resource Allocation
Application closing date: 14/01/2021
Contract Duration: starting as soon as possible to December 2022
This is an exciting opportunity to work on a project funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to analyse unmet need for health care in England and develop adjustments to the methods currently used by NHS England and Improvement to allocate budgets to local organisations.
The core duties will involve designing and undertaking econometric analysis to measure unmet need across England and develop methodological improvements to the current resource allocation formulae. Duties will include obtaining and managing large administrative datasets, preparing research reports and journal articles, presenting findings to academic and non-academic audiences, and supporting NHS England and Improvement in the implementation of the methods developed. The findings of this research will inform the way in which the budget is allocated to local organisations in England.
You will work with Dr Laura Anselmi and will receive additional supervision from Prof Matt Sutton. The project involves a multidisciplinary team of researchers primarily based at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and York and at the LSE.
Additional information: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=19466
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Laura Anselmi ([log in para visualizar])
4) Health Economist Vacancy, Institute of Health Economics, Canada
The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is recruiting to support the Health Economics team's growing portfolio of work with government and non-profit research sponsors. We are seeking candidates with experience in economic modelling, to undertake work in the design and conduct of economic evaluations in health care. The successful candidate will be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have experience in cost-effectiveness analysis for resource allocation decisions, for example, in the analysis of clinical trial data or the development of decision analytic models. The position includes preparation and dissemination of results to multiple stakeholders in government, healthcare providers, and other non-profit research sponsors. An understanding of econometrics, and/or advanced applied statistics or epidemiology is an asset. The role will suit individuals confident in working within multi-disciplinary research teams.
Link: PDF of Position
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and CV/resume by January 4, 2021, close of business (4 pm MST), to [log in para visualizar] . (Note: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. For further enquiries about the post or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Jeff Round ([log in para visualizar] ).
Deadline for Application: January 4, 2021 (all applications received prior to the closing date will be considered; the position will remain open until filled)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (remote working arrangements available)
Time Commitment: The position is offered on a full-time basis (0.8 to 1.0)
Salary and Benefits: Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The IHE offers a competitive benefits package, including a health/dental plan and pension contribution.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and those with the right to work in Canada.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
5) RESEARCHER IN HEALTH ECONOMICS
Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time)
• Vacancy ID: 148841
• Contacts: 01865 617933 or [log in para visualizar]
• Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on Wednesday 20 January 2021
• For further information and to apply:
The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) is a thriving group of around 30 health economists and analysts, with a varied research programme and a well-established reputation as a centre of excellence.
We are looking for two outstanding candidates (or more if part-time) to develop new and existing skills in the health economics field, to work successfully as part of a project team, and subsequently to develop and pursue their own areas of interest. As a Researcher in Health Economics, you will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies, and prepare health economics analysis plans for studies and contribute to the overall planning of studies. You will also conduct detailed analysis of datasets from a variety of sources, collaborate in the preparation of research publications and book chapters, and present papers at conferences or public meetings.
Projects that candidates may work on are likely to include: conducting economic and policy evaluations concerning diabetes; analysing economic issues related to COVID-19; assessing health-related quality of life (in inflammatory bowel disease; investigating the impact of COVID-19 on anxiety and depression; and/or providing evidence on the cost-effectiveness of a new remote treatment for child anxiety problems.
To be considered, you will hold a degree in a relevant subject and a post-graduate degree in (Health) Economics, (Bio) Statistics, or other quantitative discipline. You will possess strong data analysis skills and have previous experience in econometric analysis and/or in conducting economic evaluations alongside Randomised Controlled Trials. The ability to plan and manage you own workload within tight deadlines and maintain high standards under pressure, previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations and excellent communication skills are also essential.
These positions are full-time (part-time considered) and fixed-term until August 2022, in the first instance.
• The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on 20 January 2021.
• For further information and to apply:
6) Post Doc - Edinburgh
We are looking to hire a Chronic Disease Microsimulation Postdoctoral Researcher to be based at the University of Edinburgh. The Postdoc will work closely with Dr. Lindsay Jaacks and Dr. Peter Alexander at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, and Dr. Lindsey Taillie at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA). The primary task of the Postdoc will be to develop a microsimulation model to estimate the number of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and colorectal cancer cases prevented in the United States over 10 years as a result of changes in the consumption of red meat under the hypothetical scenarios of a warning label or 30% tax. Effect sizes will come from an online grocery store experiment we are currently conducting as part of the larger project.
• PhD (or near completion) in relevant field. This includes a wide range of possible quantitative disciplines such as computer science or informatics, physics, mathematics, system science, economics, statistics, or epidemiology.
• Expertise in model development and testing.
• Experience in object-orientated programming.
• Skills in writing for academic and/or other audiences, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.
• Proven ability to meet milestones according to project timeline.
This is an exciting and challenging role and will involve the development, testing and application of a chronic disease microsimulation model; analysis of model results to understand uncertainty characteristics; and writing paper(s) for publication in scientific, peer-reviewed journals. The position will involve regular engagement with project team members in the UK and abroad.
Details and application can be found here: https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/211
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