1) PhD Studentship in causal inference, University of Sheffield
Applications are open for a PhD Studentship in causal inference methods for the analysis of cancer registry data.
Location: University of Sheffield
Start date: September 2020 (latest)
Application deadline: 30th November 2019
The PhD is based in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, and is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research and BresMed Health Solutions Ltd. Fees will be paid, plus an annual maintenance grant and a training budget. Broadly, the project will be to do with causal inference in the context of cancer data and health technology assessment. In particular, the project could focus on causal inference to estimate comparative effectiveness using UK cancer registry datasets.
Prospective students are free to suggest their own research plan, as long as it is in the broad area of causal inference and health technology assessment.
Advert is here:
Supervision will be by Dr Nicholas Latimer and others, depending upon the topic chosen. For further details, please contact [log in para visualizar]
***Fully funded PhD studentship on causal inference: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/phd-studentship-in-causal-inference-for-the-analysis-of-cancer-registry-data/?p105476 ***
2) Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment & Modelling
Southampton HTA Centre
Location: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary: £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time (Part time considered) Fixed Term until 31/03/2022
Closing Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
Interview Date: Friday 13 December 2019
We are seeking a researcher with exceptional analytical and communication skills to join our team supporting national health policy decisions about the effective and cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare technologies.
The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC) is a centre of excellence for HTA, with expertise in finding, reviewing and synthesising clinical evidence and in the use of decision modelling and health economics to appraise benefits for patients and value for the National Health Service. We are one of nine Technology Assessment Review (TAR) teams contracted to provide independent and objective reports for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We also have an active programme of other research, including cost-effectiveness analysis in the context of clinical trials, data analysis and modelling.
SHTAC is part of the Wessex Institute, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group, a top 20 UK university and one of the top 100 universities in the world. With a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.
Working as part of the health economic team on projects for NICE, you will: critically appraise evidence and models; explore alternative scenarios and uncertainties; write reports and interact with NICE staff, committees and other stakeholders. You will be encouraged and supported to extend your knowledge and skills of relevant methods, to develop your own research interests, to publish high quality reports and papers and to present at local, national and international conferences and meetings. Funding for relevant training is available, and if needed we will support you in completing a part-time post-graduate course.
You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in economics, statistics, operational research or another analytical discipline. In addition to technical knowledge and skills, you will be a good writer, work effectively in a team and communicate well.
*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
Appointment will be made on the Research Fellow payscale - £30,942 – £38,017 according to experience.
Full time or part time fixed term until 31 March 2022
See our website for more information www.southampton.ac.uk/shtac, or contact Professor Joanne Lord ([log in para visualizar]).
You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1197919VB on all correspondence.
3) Senior Research Associate (J: £37,345- £42,036) or Research Associate (£33,199- £37,345) in health economics at the University of Bristol
Our post offers an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience in health economics, and an interest in randomised controlled trials and analysis of routine data, to develop their career as an academic health economist.
You will join the Musculoskeletal Research Unit (MRU) to work in a myriad of research projects in trauma and orthopaedics, namely surgical trials in joint replacement. You will work closely with the wider Health Economics at the University of Bristol (HEB) research group, a network of health economists at Bristol spanning three departments and two Schools.
The main purpose of this job is to contribute to the Unit’s portfolio of high quality clinical and methodological research, particularly in the use of economic evaluation methods to generate and synthesize evidence based on randomised controlled trials and routinely collected data. We would expect that you have some experience of economic evaluation and data analysis, and you will be appointed to a level commensurate with your experience and skill.
You will have the opportunity to widen and deepen your knowledge in a range of health economic methods according to your interests, write journal articles, travel to conferences, and contribute to future grant applications. We welcome applications from candidates looking for part-time or flexible working time positions. Funding is available for 2 years initially, with the possibility of extension to 5 years.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Elsa Marques, [log in para visualizar]
Job reference: ACAD104320
Closing date: December 12th
Apply here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=58954&nPostingTargetID=173374&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&JobNum=ACAD104320&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext
4) Senior technical analyst (economic modelling)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Location: Manchester or London
Salary: NHS Agenda for Change Band 8A: £44,606 - £50,819 per annum (plus high-cost area supplement for London)
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 18th December 2019
Job Ref: 907-NICE833A
This is an exciting job that presents a unique combination of opportunities: not only will you apply cutting-edge quantitative methods to conduct original, high-quality research, you will also present it to national policy-makers and contribute to their decision-making. You also get the satisfaction of knowing your work will directly improve health and social care in England.
We are recruiting a Band 8A Senior technical analyst (economic modelling). Working collaboratively within a small multidisciplinary team, you will provide advice and technical support to committees on economic issues during development and updating of guidelines. This includes systematically identifying and appraising economic evidence to address key health and social care questions and preparing structured summaries of the evidence.
You will also undertake the development of original, applied decision models and analyses that will be used to inform the deliberations of the guideline committee (comprising decision-makers who are predominantly clinical, public health, social care and patient experts with limited formal expertise in economics).
Providing a quality assurance function, you will be involved in reviewing guidelines produced by other developers to ensure that they reflect the economic evidence appropriately.
When undertaking quality assurance, you will also ensure that economic modelling and statistical analyses produced by the developer have been conducted robustly, are in line with NICE’s methods and are free from technical errors.
You will also have the opportunity to mentor junior analysts.
What you will bring to NICE:
The primary requirement for the position of Senior technical analyst (economic modelling) is demonstrable ability in the practical application of mathematical modelling to inform real-world decision problems:
• You should have skills and experience in decision-analytic modelling, ideally gained in the context of economic evaluation for health, public health or social care.
• Expert skills in the analysis and synthesis of quantitative data are essential, as is the ability to communicate the methods and results of complex analyses to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.
• At present, the team has a preference for models developed in MS Excel, R, TreeAge and/or WinBUGS; however, applications from candidates with experience in other platforms are welcome.
You will have the opportunity to extend your own skills in modelling and economics and contribute to methodological developments in the field.
Our Senior technical analysts are supported to publish their research in high-impact journals and to present at international conferences. The post will be line-manged by a Band 8B Technical adviser (economics).
Here at NICE we are passionate and proud of the work we do and the impact we make.
We can offer you a great place to work with good benefits, flexible working and a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment.
We have an academic culture committed to producing high quality work and we take collective responsibility.
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.
To view the job description/person specification and apply, please visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915843144
Closing date for applications: 18th December 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
Interview date: Week commencing 13th January 2020.
5) Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Applied Microeconomics. Lancaster University, UK
Closing Date: Friday 29 November 2019; Reference: A2858
The Department of Economics is an independent part of the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). With over 40 members of faculty from more than 15 countries, the Department provides an international, collegial and dynamic research environment with a commitment to world-class academic excellence.
We are currently looking to fill a position at the level of Lecturer (i.e equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Applied Microeconomics. You should have a PhD Economics or related field by the time of the appointment and demonstrate the potential to publish in internationally recognised journals. You will be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the department, to maintain a high-quality research agenda that reaches out to external networks of collaborators as well as contributing to research activities within the Department and the Faculty. This will include participating in externally funded collaborative research projects as well as seeking funding for one’s own projects. The teaching responsibilities will consist of a contribution to core subjects at any level in your research areas, as well as supervision of MSc and PhD students.
To apply for this position, please complete the application on EconJobMarket: https://econjobmarket.org/positions/6204 and the application on the website of Lancaster University. Both steps must be completed for applicants to be considered for this job opportunity. Outstanding candidates may qualify for a supplement to the regular salary. A recruitment committee will be attending and conducting first-round interviews at the European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam Dec. 18-19, 2019.
Please direct informal enquiries to Professor Maurizio Zanardi ([log in para visualizar]), Head of the Economics Department. Details of the activities of the department can be found at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/our-departments/economics/ and information about the Management School as a whole can be found at http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/
To unsubscribe from the HEALTHECON-ALL list, click the following link:
6) Health Economist
Full Time, 12 Months Fixed Term
Salary Banding: Grade 4: £30,490 - £36,589 per annum
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)
Closing date: 9am Monday 16 December 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 8 January 2020
To apply for this role please submit your CV and Supporting Statement outlining how your skills and experience match the job description and person specification by clicking here: https://jobs.rcplondon.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=&VacancyID=785
7) Senior researcher in health economics (80-100%)
Starting date: 01.03.2020, or TBD
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Application deadline: 10.01.2020
Enquiries to: [log in para visualizar]
Affiliation: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Context: The Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté), University of Lausanne, Switzerland was founded on January 1st, 2019 to address the demographic and multi-morbidity challenges faced by our health care system. The Centre rallies various Departments, including the Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine (https://www.pmu-lausanne.ch), The Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine (https://www.iumsp.ch) and the Institute for Occupational Health (http://www.i-s-t.ch). The Centre counts over 800 staff members (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, economists, social scientists, etc.) and proposes an attractive and innovative environment to conduct research in health services research and public health.
The Centre is particularly active in research around primary and secondary prevention of non-communicable diseases, shared decision-making, care coordination and integration and health equity.
The successful candidate will be part of the Health Economics Unit within the Department of Epidemiology and Health Services. The group, led by Prof. Joachim Marti, develops applied and methodological work in health economics and specialises in diverse areas including empirical policy evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis and behavioural economics.
Mission: The successful candidate will have a co-leadership and management role within the Health Economics Unit and will be responsible for the design and coordination of basic and applied research projects in the field. She/he will lead and plan the day-to-day running of research projects, develop new methodologies, and communicate findings in academic events and peer-reviewed publications. The holder will be expected to develop her/his own research agenda, build collaboration within and outside the Centre, and seek competitive external funding. The role will also involve the development of teaching in health economics at various levels (pre-, post-graduate, and doctoral level) as well as supervision of Masters and PhD students.
- PhD in economics, health economics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related discipline
- Strong quantitative skills, in particular in the analysis large datasets and/or decision modelling
- Strong peer-reviewed publication record
- Evidence of management and leadership skills
- Excellent writing skills
- Taste for multidisciplinary, collaborative work
- Flexibility and organisational skills
- Knowledge of French would be an asset
- Knowledge of the Swiss health care system would be an asset
To apply: https://emploi.pmu-lausanne.ch/offre/chercheur-ou-chercheuse-senior-en-economie-de-la-sante
8) The Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation at Imperial College Business School (CHEPI) has an RA job opportunity and is now accepting applications (see below).
Research Associate on STOP and other European Projects
Duration: Two years fixed term
Deadline: 6th December 2019
Interviews: 16th December 2019
CHEPI leads a major European Commission funded Horizon 2020 project aiming to address the burden of childhood obesity in European countries, Science & Technology in childhood Obesity Policy (STOP). The project started in 2018 and involves 31 research, advocacy and governmental organisations from 16 countries.
STOP will expand and consolidate the multi-disciplinary evidence base upon which effective and sustainable policies can be built to prevent and manage childhood obesity. It aims at creating conditions to translate evidence into policy and impact. With a focus on the cumulative impacts of multiple and synergistic exposures in vulnerable and socially disadvantaged children, the project will identify the critical stages of childhood development that can be efficiently and effectively targeted by interventions.
We wish to appoint a research associate to work on STOP, forming part of a larger team of researchers at CHEPI and Imperial working on the project. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to several tasks in different STOP work packages, including the following:
a. provide support to the design and implementation of behavioural experiments aimed at improving children’s diets and/or increase their physical activity, as well as to the assessment of successful social marketing initiatives;
b. lead or support evaluations of innovation projects funded by STOP;
c. undertake analyses of the impacts of alternative government policies to address childhood obesity in Europe, based ona computer simulation tool developed in the context of the STOP project.
In addition, CHEPI is engaged in several short-term projects funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). These projects predominantly focus on developing social marketing campaigns to promote public health and require careful coordination and management.
Please contact Dr Jack Olney or Professor Franco Sassi for further details.
9) Health Economics Senior Research Associate
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 Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC).This role will involve support for, and liaison with, collaborative projects and educational opportunities with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast.
The NIHR ARC NWC is a partnership between the Liverpool CCG, the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Central Lancashire, Edge Hill, John Moores and NHS organisations and Local Authorities. We are committed to actively engaging the public/service users in all our activities. You will need to work collaboratively with diverse partners and members of the public/service users across the NW coast area.
You must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and ideally have research experience in health economics, specifically including economic evaluation of interventions, 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.
Open to job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements.
This post is available to 30 September 2020 in the first instance with the possibility of a further extension for 4 years.
Please direct informal enquiries to Bruce Hollingsworth: [log in para visualizar]
Closing Date: Monday 13 January 2020
10) Subject: Vacancy: Research Fellow in Health Economics, Leeds, U.K.
Research Fellow in Health Economics
Location: Leeds, U.K.
Contract type: Fixed Term (for three years), 100% FTE
Application deadline: 01 January 2020
Interview date: 14 January 2020
Enquiries to: [log in para visualizar]
Downloads: Candidate Brief
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in health economics research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow in Health Economics to contribute to the research and teaching portfolio of the AUHE, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Health. This post is available immediately. This is an exciting opportunity for a health economist to join a thriving health economic research team with a commitment to supporting and developing its members. We have a wide portfolio of funded research projects which provides the opportunity to gain experience in a broad range of health economic methods and their application and further develop your own areas of expertise and interests.
The post offers the chance to work across a range of funded projects, with particular focus on economics of ageing and economic evaluations of interventions aiming to improve the physical and mental health of older people living with frailty. The applicant will be based within the Academic Unit of Health Economics but will also work with researchers in Leeds Institute of Health Sciences and Bradford Institute for Health Research.
The successful applicant will have detailed understanding of quantitative methods, experience working with routinely collected and survey data and competence with statistical programming software. A background in health economics is desirable.