1) Vacancy for a Researcher in Health Economics at NPEU, University of Oxford, UK - closing date 26 March 2021
Researcher in Health Economics
Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 per annum
Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on Friday 26 March 2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 26th March 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. The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) is a research unit based within the NDPH at the University of Oxford. The unit’s aim is to conduct methodologically rigorous research to provide evidence to improve the care provided to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn period and early childhood as well as promoting the effective use of resources by perinatal health services.
We are looking for the post holder to develop new and existing skills in the health economics field, to work successfully as part of several project teams, and subsequently to develop and pursue their own areas of interest. 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 present papers at conferences or public meetings.
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 conducting economic analysis using individual patient-level data alongside clinical trials or observational studies. You will also have experience in modelling-based health economic evaluations and a track record of authorship in peer-reviewed publications as first author demonstrating an ability to write clear and concise research reports and scientific manuscripts. The ability to manage more than one project or task and to work effectively and maintain high standards under pressure so as to meet project deadlines and excellent communication skills are also essential.
The position is full time (although part time considered) and fixed term for 2 years. Informal enquiries are welcomed and may be made to Associate Professor Oliver Rivero-Arias ([log in para visualizar]).
The closing date for applications 12.00 noon (GMT) on Friday 26 March 2021.
For further details and to apply please visit:
2) Lecturer in One Health and Environmental Economics
Vacancy Ref: 050325
Salary: level 7, Salary: £35,845 - £40,322 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 are currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Lecturer in one health and environmental economics to join our group to undertake high-quality research and teaching and make a leading contribution to the bridging of research between HEHTA’s research themes (in particular ‘The Economics of Population Health’ and ‘Global Health’) and the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine’s ‘One Health’/Environmental Economics research theme. We think of the concept of “One Health” as the integration of ecosystem health, animal health and human health and well-being.
This post will also provide associated teaching to support PGT and PGR activity in One Health economics, environmental economics, and global health economics methods development more generally. This post forms part of a strategic investment by the University of Glasgow in the fast-developing field of One Health, and our Research Hub in International Development
This post is full time and open ended
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Emma Mcintosh
Apply online at: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=050325
Closing date: 5th April 2021
3) Job Opportunity at University of Warwick, UK
Job title: Research Fellow in Health Economics
Please see the link below to an opportunity to join the Warwick Evidence team as a Health Economist. Warwick Evidence is an academic research group within the Population, Evidence and Technologies grouping in the Division of Health Sciences. We undertake systematic reviews and evidence synthesis on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evidence Synthesis Programme on behalf of a range of policy makers, including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) since 2011. We are one of NICE’s Technology Assessment Report teams across the country. The TAR teams provide NICE with essential information to aid decisions on whether to recommend technologies (drugs, other treatments, devices, and diagnostics) for use within the NHS.
In Warwick Evidence we bring together academics in clinical and cost-effectiveness reviewing, epidemiology, public health, screening and diagnostics, health economics, statistics and modelling to deliver our core contract. There is also opportunity to develop your personal research interests and collaborations alongside our core work. The multidisciplinary team works collaboratively across several departments at the University of Warwick and is supported by clinical and methodological advisors at local, national and international level.
Further information about the work undertaken by the Warwick Evidence team and our publications can be found here.
Further details about the vacancy can be found here: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1875223
Closing date for applications: 25 March 2021
4) PhD position in Economics, especially Health Economics
Uppsala University, Department of Economics
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Economics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences with approximately 100 employees from a dozen countries. Each year about 1,000 students participate in undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and PhD level courses. The research conducted at the department is mainly focused on labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. Researchers at the department are frequently engaged as experts by the government and by the media, and interact with the society in a number of ways.
Mental ill health are on the way to becoming society’s most daunting and costly problem today. During the latest years, there have been an increasing interest in questions regarding women health. Uppsala University initiated 2020 a center for Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive lifespan, WoMHeR. In the center, multidisciplinary expertise is gathered to develop evidence-based knowledge relevant for women´s mental health. An important part of WoMHeR is a PhD graduate school where this PhD project is one of the awarded projects.
Project description: Within the WoMHeR PhD project, the department of Economics offers a PhD position in Economics with an orientation towards Health Economics to work on the project Sick of becoming a mother: Causes and consequences of mental ill health related to family formation.
There is a child penalty of becoming a mother. Family formation has a negative impact on women’s position on the labor market: Mothers’ suffer from impaired income and wage trajectories and higher long run sick absence rates after the arrival of the first child. The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of the child penalty. The project addresses the following research questions: How is family formation related to mental ill health for mothers? Are mothers reduced labor market attachment mediated through deteriorated mental health? Can maternal mental ill health be alleviated through policy? Erik Grönqvist, associate professor at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University will serve as main thesis advisor to the PhD-student, together with assistant supervisors with medical and physiological backgrounds.
The PhD position is four years of full-time studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of the position (max 20%). Read more about the PhD Programme at the Department of Economics here.
Requirements: General admission requirements: For admission to the PhD Programme, the applicant must have completed at least 240 ECTS-credits of coursework (four years of full-time studies), including at least 60 ECTS-credits at the advanced (master) level (one year of full-time studies), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the applicant must have at least 90 ECTS-credits in economics (three semesters), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Completed postgraduate courses in mathematical methods, microeconomics and econometrics are meritorious. The candidate should have collaborate skills and an interdisciplinary interest.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
How to apply: Required documents for the application:
1. Personal letter (max. two pages) in which you describe why you want to enroll in the PhD Programme in Economics at Uppsala University and implement this research project.
2. Attested copies of all qualifications, including all completed academic courses and academic degrees.
3. Copies of essays that you have authored.
4. A CV.
5. Contact information for two academic references (address, email address and telephone number).
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students
Starting date: August 16, 2021, or otherwise agreed
Type of employment: Temporary position according to Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7
Scope of employment: 100 %
For questions about the PhD Programme and the employment, please contact the Director of PhD Studies, Mikael Bask, [log in para visualizar]
For questions about the project and WoMHeR, please contact Erik Grönqvist, [log in para visualizar]
Please submit your application no later than April 15 2021, UFV-PA 2021/961.
5) Research Fellow
We are looking for a talented scientist with strong quantitative skills in epidemiology or health economics and computer programming, in R, Stata or similar language. The UK-China Health and Social Challenges Ageing Project (UKCHASCAP) will model dementia, disability and life expectancy to 2060 in both countries. The post holder will analyse longitudinal and cross-sectional epidemiological data for input to the simulation model, program the model and write up outputs derived from the simulations. Later steps in the project will add economic and prevention scenario estimation to the Markov model. They will be encouraged and supported to take the lead in the research, and on writing papers. Team collaboration across departments and universities is essential to the success of UKCHASCAP. More information at: https://bit.ly/3jHFJO4
The post is funded until August 2023.
Contact Eric Brunner on [log in para visualizar] Deadline 21st March 2021.
6) RAND Europe is recruiting a health economist
The Health and Wellbeing Group at RAND Europe wishes to recruit an exceptional candidate at Analyst level with expertise in health economics research at PhD level or Masters level with equivalent experience in policy relevant research. Experience in health economic evaluation is essential along with a good understanding of health and healthcare challenges and priorities in the UK and Europe. Experience analysing administrative data sets (e.g. Hospital Episode Statistics) would be an advantage. RAND Europe is a not-for-profit policy research organisation. Our mission is to help improve policy- and decision-making through evidence-based research and analysis. We work for public, private and third sector funders in the UK and internationally; and collaborate frequently with universities and other research organisations. 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).
Details are here: https://careers-rand-europe.icims.com/jobs/1199/analyst-%e2%80%93-health-economist/job
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 April 7th 2021.