1) Exeter, UK, Research Associate / Research Fellow Health Economics

Exeter, Health Economics Group:  Research Associate/Research Fellow in Health Economics  
Application closing date 19/06/2017  
Health Economics Group, Institute of Health Research
This new full time Health Economics post is available immediately on a 3 year fixed term basis.
Salary: £28,452 up to £32,958 on Grade E for Research Associate and for Research Fellow from £33,943 up to £41,709 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Job Ref: P00902
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.
The Health Economics Group is one of 15 Groups working within the Institute of Health Research.  Health Economics in Exeter is thriving and is a key discipline underpinning methodological and applied research in the Institute and more broadly across the University of Exeter Medical School and its internal and external partners.  Working in the Health Economics Group you will have the opportunity to join exciting research collaborations with a range of local, regional, national and international partners, and our close internal and external links will provide excellent opportunities to interact with other economists, statisticians, OR/modellers, psychologists, clinicians, and a wide range of related scientists.
The post will support new and existing research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), other research councils and charities, and it provides an opportunity to contribute high quality health economic input to a growing programme of research on the economic analysis of health and health care.  The post will include design and delivery of economic analyses aligned to economic evaluation, health outcomes research, and more broadly on the economics of health, as well as the opportunity to develop research interests. 
The successful applicant will be ambitious, motivated, and have experience/knowledge of health economics analyses, including economic evaluation of health technologies.  Applicants with a relevant PhD (or nearing completion), or equivalent research experience, are encouraged to apply.  Applications are also welcomed from those with an MSc in a relevant quantitative discipline plus substantive related research experience in an academic or industry setting.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document, see: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBM060/research-associate-research-fellow-in-health-economics/
The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site (www.exeter.ac.uk/working) for more information.
For an informal conversation regarding this post or any other future opportunities in our Health Economics Group, please contact Professor Colin Green, e-mail [log in para visualizar] or Professor Anne Spencer, email [log in para visualizar], or telephone (01392) 726044.
The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.  Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

2) Two positions, Office of Health Economics, London, UK

Economist – Research and Consultancy
Two positions
Salary in range £30,000-£50,000 depending on experience and qualifications 
The Office of Health Economics (www.ohe.org) wishes to recruit two well-qualified, highly motivated and energetic economists, with particular strengths in the economics of one or more of: health technology assessment, the economics of health care systems and the economics of the life sciences industry. The positions are for one year in the first instance, with the expectation of continuing appointment if funding allows.  The economists will contribute to all three of the OHE’s core activities:
•	peer-reviewed research
•	consultancy
•	advising the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
The OHE is a London based, not for profit, economic research and consultancy organisation, founded in 1962. Our scope is international and our client portfolio spans all three sectors: public, private and charitable.
OHE’s work covers a broad range of analyses into the economics and policy of three related areas: the pharmaceutical and other life sciences industries; health care systems; and health technology assessment.
The main purpose of the economist role is to undertake and present analyses on topics in one or more of all three areas (life sciences, health systems, HTA) in all three core OHE activities, i.e. research, consultancy, and advice to the ABPI. This involves working with OHE colleagues, academic collaborators, the ABPI and other clients’, and with external stakeholders. 
Candidates must have:
•	a good first degree, majoring in economics, or
•	a postgraduate qualification in health economics or industrial economics;
•	thorough knowledge of the economics of one or more of: health technology assessment; organisation and financing of health care; industrial organisation including competition and regulation;
•	practical experience of research and/or consulting;
•	demonstrable ability to research, write and present clearly argued analyses in fluent English within tight deadlines.
The UK government enforces restrictions on granting non-European Economic Area citizens the right to work in the UK. If you are not an EEA citizen, please specify in your application if you currently have the right to work in the UK.
For further details please contact Amy Livingstone at the OHE, Southside, 7th Floor, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT, UK; e-mail [log in para visualizar] or telephone +44 (0)20 7747 8853
Applications must be received by Friday 16th June 2017.  Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held at the OHE’s offices in central London on Friday 23rd June 2017.

3) The Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd, London, UK

Health Research Analyst
The Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd
Location:	London
Salary:	Not specified
Hours:	Full Time
Contract Type:	Permanent
Placed on:	17th May 2017
Closes:	17th July 2017
Job Ref:	2017-3684
EIU Healthcare, and it's Bazian business division, offers independent, specialised healthcare research analysis and evidence synthesis. Its products help clients understand, interpret, and communicate healthcare research, and its implications for current and potential healthcare markets. Headquartered in London, Bazian is seeking a Healthcare Research Analyst to join its healthcare research team. The successful applicant will primarily deliver healthcare research analysis and projects, communicating results to clients and a wider audience. From time to time contribution to writing proposals and designing projects may be required in the role.


In the role you would be expected to:
•	Execute on projects that review and appraise health and healthcare research, based on the concepts of critical appraisal and systematic reviewing
•	Extract and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data from research or healthcare information
•	Interpret and communicate conclusions from research or healthcare information
•	Successfully interact with and deliver projects to clients
•	Represent EIU Healthcare to clients and stakeholders, being able to communicate professionally
Experience, skills and professional attributes:

You will be able to demonstrate:
•	Well-developed conceptual thinking and an ability to problem solve
•	Excellent analytical, numerical, verbal, written and presentation skills
•	Experience in working under pressure, setting priorities and managing tight deadlines
The ideal candidate will have:
•	A science or health related degree (bio-medical science, public health or health economics)
•	Postgraduate qualification, post-doctoral or post-degree experience in a health related research or consulting field
•	Experience in economic modelling, research design, evaluation and interpretation of research an advantage
•	An ability to communicate complex concepts and information clearly to a range of audiences
•	Excellent organisational, time management and interpersonal skills
•	Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team
If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations then please submit your CV with a covering note identifying why you feel you would be a great addition to the team along with your salary expectations.

In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally.


4) Research Associate, Sheffield, UK

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Post ref: UOS016294
Post title: Research Associate in Public Health Modelling
Salary:  £30,175 to £ 41,709

You will work on the development of agent based public health policy models, with a specific focus on the international, inter-disciplinary project CASCADE (Calibrated Agent Simulations for Combined Analysis of Drinking Etiologies), funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 The CASCADE project is a five-year collaboration between four world-leading centres in public health research: the University of Sheffield (UK), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto), the Public Health Institute (California) and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). The post holder will be based in the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group at the University of Sheffield and will work closely with colleagues at the partner institutions to deliver the core aims of CASCADE.

 The role involves developing a new, transformative, modelling framework for the assessment of alcohol policies and interventions. Within the framework, you will develop agent-based models of alcohol use behaviours and epidemiological models relating alcohol use to alcohol-attributable harm. You will use model calibration techniques to fit these models to empirical data in settings in the US and UK over the last 40 years. You will implement the modelling framework in open-source software and use it to analyse a number of alcohol policies with relevance to US and UK settings, such as taxation policy and minimum legal drinking age.

 The role requires a keen enthusiasm to work across disciplinary boundaries in developing world-class and transformative research in the modelling of social behaviours. During the project you will be able to draw on world-leading expertise in alcohol use behaviours, agent-based modelling, Bayesian model calibration, epidemiology and public health policy modelling including impact on health and economic outcomes.

 This post is fixed-term for 3 years and is available immediately.
Please follow this link for further information https://goo.gl/rPfsBS

Should you experience any difficulties accessing the information/application, please contact [log in para visualizar]

5) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at Imperial College London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at Imperial College London.  This post is full time and open ended within the Faculty of Medicine jointly with the Centre for Health Policy, Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI).
The appointee will contribute to the development of the portfolio of methodological and applied research in health economics and behavioural economics and will provide health economics expertise to multi-disciplinary projects. Particular areas of interest include health technology assessment, empirical policy evaluation, eHealth, patient safety and quality improvement.  You will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team based in the Centre for Health Policy, in collaboration with the IGHI’s other key centres, including the Hamlyn Centre, HELIX Centre, NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) and Centre for Digestive and Gut Health.  The team of policy makers, clinicians, scientists, engineers and industrial designers, at these cutting-edge centres are focused on developing innovative processes, products and business models across surgical robotics and technology, healthcare design and policy formation. In conjunction with other leading academics across these centres, the appointee will produce high-impact and globally pertinent research outputs and innovations that strive to sustain and raise the international profile of IGHI and the Centre for Health Policy.

More information: https://www4.ad.ic.ac.uk/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&akRegionApplicationId=821&transactionid=305797336&retainAM=Y&addBreadCrumb=S&p_svid=51779&p_spid=1832495&oapc=7&oas=eDLtk5yAQm3qIezCzETf2g

6) Health Economic PhD position, Maastricht University

We have a vacancy for a phd student. 


7) Health Economist, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

NCG361 - Health Economist
Salary: £26,900 - £35,867 per annum
Deadline: 22/06/2017 23:59
Full Time, 12 month FTC 
This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-professional team of experienced and enthusiastic specialists working at a national level. Our work programme delivers high quality guidance that is aimed at improving NHS patient care. The National Guideline Centre (NGC) is a forward-thinking research centre producing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the NHS in England. Funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and building on 16 years of success in developing clinical guidelines, the NGC brings together expertise from the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Nursing, Physicians and Surgeons in an innovative partnership.

NICE guidelines form the basis of the NHS’s quality standards and have an international reputation for excellence. This is an opportunity to make a leading contribution to health economic evaluation in support of NICE guidelines. If appointed you would undertake health economic modelling and critical appraisal of health economic literature.
On each project you will work with a guideline committee, comprised of leading healthcare professionals and patient members, to produce recommendations for the NHS. The NGC is a team of about 70 staff, delivering a large work programme (currently we are working on 16 guidelines). This is a great opportunity to work within an effective team environment with information specialists, health economists, systematic reviewers and project managers.
Strong interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills are required, with a commitment to maintaining high standards in working to fixed timelines. The roles provide opportunities for continuing professional and personal development in a highly supportive and collaborative environment.

The contract will be for 12 months in the first instance.
This post is suitable for recent MSc graduates and current MSc students. Current students will not be expected to be available to start before September 2017.

 For an informal discussion about this role, contact David Wonderling, Head of Health Economics (020 3075 1388; [log in para visualizar]) or Martin Harker, Health Economics Lead (020 3075 1373; [log in para visualizar]).

To apply for this role please complete the online application form https://jobs.rcplondon.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=&VacancyID=399

Closing date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Interview date: Tuesday 4 July 2017

8) PhD Economics studentship - University of Southampton, UK

Title: PhD Studentship (ESRC South Coast DTP) - The effects of generic entry on prescription patterns and their effects on patients’ outcomes
Abstract: There is a growing literature in economics that looks at the effects of generics entry on both the molecule that loses patent protection and competing molecules still on-patent. The aim of the research is to investigate whether the introduction of generic molecules following patent expiration leads to substantial changes in the prescription decisions of GPs and whether these changes in prescription habits have sizable effects on patients’ health outcome. The analysis will be based on the Hampshire Prescription Record, which provides detailed information on the prescription decisions of GP practises and CCGs in Hampshire over the last two decades. 
Salary: Annual stipend of £14553 plus payment of programme fees.
Closing Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
More information and applications: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=878017CC

9) Vacancy at HERU, University of Aberdeen, UK

Health Economics Research Unit (HERU), University of Aberdeen
Research Assistant/Research Fellow in health economics/decision modelling
The post offers the opportunity to contribute to applied economic evaluations of health technologies for the purpose of informing NHS policy and practice recommendations, and to pursue methodological developments in this area of research.

The post will suit a candidate whose key interests include decision modelling for economic evaluation, and/or statistical analysis methods aligned to the conduct of economic evaluation. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team - including researchers from HERU and the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) - specialising in health technology assessment. Key activities will include the conduct of economic evaluations based on cost and effect data collected alongside randomised controlled trials or cohort studies, and cost-effectiveness modelling as part of evidence synthesis projects.

Individuals with an MSc in health economics, statistics, operations research, or closely related quantitative discipline are encouraged to apply. Appointees at Research Fellow level will also be expected to have a PhD in health economics/statistics/operations research or a related discipline with a substantial component of training in quantitative methods, or an MSc plus several years of relevant research experience.

As this post is funded by the Scottish Government it will be available until 31 March 2019.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 5 scale (£26,829 - £30,175 per annum) for Research Assistant or Grade 6 scale (£32,004- £37,075 per annum) for Research Fellow, with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Graham Scotland, Assessment of Technologies theme leader. Tel: +44 (0) 1224 437181 or Email:[log in para visualizar]

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 June 2017.
Please quote reference number HER010R on all correspondence.

Further particulars, person specification and application procedure are available at the job advert on the university recruitment page.


10) NIHR Research Methods Fellowship, at CHE, University of York, UK

Job vacancy: NIHR Research Methods Fellowship, at CHE, University of York

We are seeking applications for a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Methods Fellowship to be based at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York.  The aim of the Fellowship is to support the development of a talented individual, especially someone who is not currently working in a health-related field, by providing the necessary support and training to become a specialist methodologist in health economics.  The Fellowship will provide training and research experience in the specific area of economic evaluation and health technology assessment. 

We are looking for a highly-talented individual who is either in their early graduate career, has completed a master’s degree in a quantitative subject or is returning to the work-place after a career break, and who is looking to change the focus of their career whilst still utilising their previous training.

We will provide dedicated time (2 years full-time; or 3 years part-time at 66% full-time equivalent (FTE)) for the Fellow to undertake structured training in research methods relating to health economics, and to gain experience in a high-quality research environment relating to that field.  We are offering one Fellowship post and depending on qualifications and experience we will appoint at the relevant level of salary. 

In addition to the salary the Fellowship includes research/training costs of £1000 per annum and tuition fees for either a Master’s degree or short courses.

Direct any informal queries to Professor Mark Sculpher: [log in para visualizar]

For general enquiries about CHE, please contact Trish Smith: [log in para visualizar]

Salary will be either Internship level 2 - £23,870 - £25,315 or Grade 6 £31,076 a year.

The post is available on a fixed term contract for either 2 years full time (37 hours a week) or 3 years part-time at 24.42 hous a week (66% FTE)

Closing date: 4 July 2017
Interviews: 20 July 2017

11) PhD studentship opportunity - University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Manchester Centre for Health Economics/NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre- Greater Manchester Phd Studentship
Project title 
What is the economic impact of mental health policies and services that are intended to reduce suicide rates?
Suicide is a major cause of death worldwide and its prevention is an international priority. Previous ground-breaking work by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, University of Manchester, has identified that mental health policies and services can reduce suicide rates. Whilst these services reduce suicide rates, they incur costs, so health care providers may be reluctant to pay for them. In the past, mental health services have not been well-funded and many commentators have highlighted the disparity in approach between people with physical and mental health problems as inequitable and unfair. NHS England has proposed that mental health should be put on a par with physical health, referred to as “parity of esteem”.
For more information please contact Prof. Rachel Elliott on 0161 275 7639 or [log in para visualizar]
A brief description is attached, more information can be found at https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=86792&LID=1020

12) Positions/Scholarship available: Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Research Fellows - Level A/B
To view a detailed Position Description and to submit an application, please visit: http://business.monash.edu/the-school/academic-careers/current-listings, then navigate to the ‘Centre for Health Economics’.

PhD Scholarship in the Economics of Disability and Health

To express your interest in this PhD Scholarship please send your CV including details of two referees, a copy of your academic transcripts and a 1-2 page cover letter which outlines your research skills, experience and why this PhD in the economics of disability and health interests you to [log in para visualizar] 

For enquiries about these positions please contact Associate Professor Dennis Petrie, Centre for Health Economics, +61 3 9905 0776.  Email [log in para visualizar]

13) PhD studentship at HERU, University of Aberdeen, UK

Health Economics Research Unit (HERU), University of Aberdeen
Roy Weir PhD Studentship

HERU are currently advertising a Roy Weir Studentship that can applied to the following four PhD projects:
Developing economic modelling to support a broader search for efficiency: a case study in infertility treatment.
Informing ‘realistic medicine’: can economic evaluations account for heterogeneity in care preferences?
Resource constraints in the health service and the home: an investigation of practical and ethical implications.
Understanding disinvestment trials: development of a methodological framework to support disinvestment of interventions post-trial.

The closing date for applications for the Roy Weir PhD Studentship is Friday 7th July 2017.

More information on PhDs within HERU is available in the HERU PhD pages.

14) PhD Opportunity, University of Queensland, Australia

The University of Queensland has advertised for the following PhD scholarship in Health Economics/Econometrics on the topic of microeconomic models of exercise, cognition and health care utilisation.

Please contact [log in para visualizar] with enquiries.

15) Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK

CHE wishes to appoint a research fellow to contribute to an Economic and Social Research Council funded project investigating the impact of commuting on well-being and health. The research is led from CHE (Prof Nigel Rice) in collaboration with colleagues based at the University of Sheffield (Prof Jenny Roberts, Economics) and the University of Manchester (Dr  Luke Mumford, Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care). The research will focus on the analysis of individual-level longitudinal survey data using the software package Stata.  The research fellow will be expected to:

•	 Undertake analysis of  longitudinal data primarily from the UK Household Longitudinal Survey Understanding Society and  the Labour Force Survey, including managing and preparing datasets and undertaking empirical analyses;
•	 Lead on the write-up of research and preparation of working papers, journal articles and policy briefing papers;
•	 Disseminate the results of research to different groups including presentations at conferences and other forums and  liaising with potential policy makers;
•	  Assist in the identification and development of potential future areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects.
The person appointed may be required to undertake some, or all, of the following duties:
•	    Developing theoretical or analytical models;
•	    Undertaking statistical and econometric analysis and interpretation of research data;
•	    Using appropriate research techniques and methods, including regression and other statistical analysis using  individual level data from various sources;
•	    Critically reviewing relevant literature;
•	    Writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities.

Strong quantitative skills are required together with knowledge of a range of relevant research techniques and methodologies.  The ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination of results is essential.  A Master’s degree in economics or health economics or quantitative subject (for example statistics, econometrics) is required. A PhD in in relevant quantitative area or equivalent experience is desirable.

The post is full-time and offered on a fixed term basis of 18 months.  The salary range is on the Grade 6 scale:   £31,076 - £32,958.
For informal enquiries contact Professor Nigel Rice ([log in para visualizar]) or Trish Smith ([log in para visualizar])
Full details are here:  https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=317436

Closing date: 9 July 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed

16) Health economist jobs at RAND Europe

RAND Europe is a not-for-profit research institute and is currently recruiting researchers in health and healthcare, qualified at PhD or Masters level and, for the more senior post, with experience in policy relevant research. Health economics would be an excellent skill set for this post, although it is also open to applicants with expertise in other forms of health services research expertise. 

Information about the posts, to be based in Cambridge, and how to apply is here:  

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Jon Sussex on [log in para visualizar]
The closing date for applications is 30 June 2017 for the more senior post and 16 June 2017 for the other.