1) Research Assistant/Associate (Health Economics)
Requisition ID: 1463
Location: Newcastle, GB
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Posted Date: 23-Jan-2020
Salary: £28,331.00 - £39,610.00
Closing Date: 28 February 2020
Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Assistant/Research Associate to work within our highly successful Health Economics research team.
You will have experience proportionate to the level of post in economic evaluation including: development of analysis plans, costing of interventions; data collection and analysis; Outcome valuation; decision analytic modelling. They will be appointed to a suitable point on the common payscale according to qualifications and experience.
You will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to bid for research funds. An MSc in Health Economics (or a closely related subject) is required at Associate level, along with experience of carrying out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard. A good first degree in Economics or a related discipline is essential at Assistant level.
Informal enquiries can be made to Luke Vale via email at [log in para visualizar] .
This is a full time, fixed term post for 2 years.
Carry out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and to an appropriate standard
Collect and analyse data relating to various projects
Collect and organise data; ensure that research activity and data is consistent with current research governance instructions and Data Protection legislation; ensure that research activity and data collection and management meet the demands of new instructions and legislation as these come into effect and keep appropriate records
Attend meetings and other events appropriate to the projects
Prepare papers for publication, and disseminate findings at conferences as required
Conduct work related to the design and conduct of economic evaluation including: development of analysis plans, costing of interventions; data collection and analysis; Outcome valuation; decision analytic modelling
Identify and undertake a programme of professional development, including further training in research methods and other transferable skills.
To contribute to the activities of the Health Economics Group at Newcastle University
Carry out administrative tasks and other duties to support the Population Health Sciences Institute as required by the Dean
Knowledge, Skills and Experience – Essential
Experience of conducting research in the areas of economic evaluation, and/or preference elicitation
Ability to work independently and as part of the research project team
Ability to prioritise key tasks
Demonstrable ability to work in a range of education settings and situations
Ability to carry out research project work within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard
Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others
Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect research/personal data according to protocols and principles of good research practice
Evidence of ability to write for high quality peer reviewed publications with a publication record at a national level
Ability to present findings at leading health economic conferences
Evidence of skills in using relevant statistical and economic modelling packages and the ability to undertake modelling of study data
More information: https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-Research-AssistantAssociate/582195501/
2) Research Consultants (October start)
York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) are looking to recruit 2 Research Consultants to commence work in October 2020 following completion of an MSc in Health Economics. We are a health economics research and consulting company owned by the University of York. We provide consultancy and research to a wide range of public and private sector bodies.
Both roles have a 3 month training period to give you the opportunity to transfer your knowledge from your MSc into practical experience. The training modules are based on real world projects and will develop your economic modelling and evaluation skills.
During your first year at YHEC you will be involved in a range of projects across 3 complementary workstreams.
Appointment is expected to be made at the lower end of the scale but, the range for the post is £25,000 to £38,000. There is a profit sharing scheme in operation at YHEC. The post holder will be eligible to join the YHEC Group Pension Scheme.
Please visit https://yhec.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Research-Consultant-MSc-Feb-2020.pdf for further information about the position, job description and how to apply.
The closing date for applications is Monday 24th February.
3) Senior Research Associate in Medical Statistics /
Scientific Coordinator for the NICE Guidelines Technical Support Unit
Dept. Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol
This post offers an excellent opportunity for a statistician or health economist with expertise in methods for evidence synthesis to join the Guidelines Technical Support Unit (TSU) at the University of Bristol (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/centres/cresyda/mpes/nice/). The TSU provides statistical support and training for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Centre for Guidelines. The post holder will work in collaboration with guideline developers to support the use of advanced statistical methods in NICE guidelines, and will conduct research into statistical methods to meet the needs of guideline developers. The post-holder will also contribute to the development and delivery of short training courses for guideline developers.
The successful applicant will work with clinicians, health economists and guideline development groups to perform network meta-analysis and support the use of other appropriate statistical methods, in a wide variety of clinical, social care, and public health areas. The post-holder will also critically appraise the statistical aspects of draft guidelines. This role provides an opportunity to contribute to high impact statistical methodological work, to collaborate with NICE and the multi-disciplinary teams responsible for guideline development, directly influencing policy and gaining experience of a wide range of Bayesian methods for evidence synthesis and their application to different clinical areas.
The TSU is part of the Multi-Parameter Evidence Synthesis research group (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/centres/cresyda/mpes/), within the Centre for Advanced Research Synthesis and Decision Science in the Dept of Population Health Science in the Bristol Medical School, where the post holder would be based.
Further particulars: www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs. Search for job reference: ACAD104436
Salary: £38,017 – £42,792 per annum
Closing date: 8th March 2020
4) Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in (Health) Economics
University of Bristol, UK
The School of Economics is seeking to appoint a Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in (Health) Economics.
This is a post-doctoral position associated with a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. It will involve working closely with Stephanie von Hinke to explore the importance of gene-environment interactions within the developmental origins of health and disease.
Candidates must have a PhD in a quantitative subject, ideally in economics, genetics, epidemiology, or a related discipline, though we are happy to consider applicants with other quantitative backgrounds. Strong quantitative skills, and experience of using statistical software such as Stata, R, or Matlab would be a major advantage.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 23 February 2020. The proposed start date is 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, with funding until August 2025.
For further information please contact Stephanie von Hinke; e-mail: [log in para visualizar]
5) The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit https://www.qmul.ac.uk/pctu/ and Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology, Institute of Population Health Sciences, QMUL invite expressions of interest from researchers and students considering application forNIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships in the areas of clinical trial methodology or health economics/policy.
The NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships provide funding for up to two years’ training in health and social care research methods, including salary and tuition fees. During this period the successful candidates could undertake an MSc degree or follow a number of internal and external courses in the selected field, and will develop further skills while working on their research projects. Mentoring and supervision will be provided throughout the Fellowship period and will include support towards developing ideas and plans for further (e.g. PhD) study and research. See more detailed information athttps://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/pre-doctoral-fellowship-round-2/23889/
Promising candidates will be invited to work with a suitable supervisor at QMUL to develop an application for the Fellowship, which would then be considered in open competition by NIHR.
We are world-leaders in the science and execution of pragmatic clinical trials, and our staff have particular interests and expertise in the following areas:
• Cluster randomised trials
• Disease trajectories and decision-analytic modelling
• Innovative trial design
• Heterogeneity in cost-effectiveness
• Health outcomes in economic evaluation
• Health policy analysis
• Pilot and feasibility studies
• Studies within trials (SWATS)
• Trials within cohorts (TwiCs)
Candidates can also suggest their own research ideas to be considered by prospective supervisors.
How to apply: To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter, describing your area of interest and what you hope to achieve from the Fellowship, to [log in para visualizar] We need to hear from you no later than 2nd March 2020, and early application is strongly encouraged. The deadline for completed project proposals to be submitted to NIHR is 26th March 2020.
6) Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Health Economics at University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
The Division of Tropical Medicine at the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD) and Heidelberg University’s Institute of Global Health (HIGH), Germany’s largest international global health research institution, is seeking to appoint a Post-graduate researcher in Health Economics and Financing
This post-graduate researcher position is grant funded. With this position we are starting a new research program and group on economics of innovative diagnostics in limited resource settings. The researcher will work closely together with Manuela De Allegri at HIGH and Claudia Denkinger at UKHD.
Candidates must have a PhD in health economics or related subject. Specific experience in economic evaluation and exposure to working in limited-resource settings would be an additional asset. The working language is English.
The closing date for applications is midnight of 29th February 2020. The proposed start date is 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, with guaranteed funding for two years.
For further information please contact Claudia Denkinger ([log in para visualizar]) and Manuela de Allegri ([log in para visualizar])
7) Seeking Health Economist, RCP, London, UK
NGC392 - Health Economist
Full Time, Fixed Term
Salary: Grade 4: £30,795-£36,589 per annum (based on skills and experience)
12 month fixed term contract (in the first instance with a view of making the role permanent, subject to funding provisions)
Working collaboratively within a technical team, the successful candidate will deliver the health economic components of clinical guidelines enabling NICE guideline committees to incorporate cost-effectiveness into their recommendations. This is an exciting opportunity to have a key role in influencing health care at the national level.
The role provides opportunities for continuing professional development in a supportive environment. This post represents a first step in a development pathway, whereby the post holder will progress to a senior health economist post, as their competencies develop.
This post is suitable for recent MSc graduates. We need someone to start as soon as possible so we are unable to shortlist current MSc students who cannot start until next summer/autumn.
• develop original health economic models to inform recommendations made by NICE guideline committees
• critical appraisal of existing published health economic literature
• attend NICE guideline committee meetings providing advice on health economic issues and advocating cost effectiveness
• master’s degree in health economics or a related discipline with a strong health economic evaluation component
• experience of decision modelling desirable
• strong interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills
About the National Guideline Centre
The NGC has been commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the NHS in England. The NGC consists of a team of about 60 staff (including systematic reviewers, project managers, informational specialists and 8 health economists) who are currently working across 14 NICE guidelines and some other research projects.
For more information about the role please view the job description and person specification. See also ‘A week in the life of an NGC health economist’.
For an informal discussion, contact David Wonderling, Head of Health Economics ([log in para visualizar] 020 3075-1388) or Kate Lovibond, Health Economics Lead ([log in para visualizar] 020 3075-1374)
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a detailed Supporting Statement outlining how your skills and experience match the person specification. Applicants who do not submit relevant supporting documents will not be shortlisted.
To apply, click this link: https://jobs.rcplondon.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyID=825
Closing date: 9am Monday 9 March 2020
Interview date: Monday 23 March 2020
The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.