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Through its “2030 Vision”, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on a wide-ranging transformation of its healthcare system, The Ministry of Health is now looking to engage three health economists to join its growing team of international and local personnel in Riyadh, on initial one-year full-time contracts, with extensions by mutual agreement.
Candidates must have a post-graduate qualification (PhD/MSc) in health economics and 4-6 years’ experience. Previous work experience in “Health Technology Assessment” is preferable but not essential.
Candidates must have excellent communication, presentation and management skills, and an ability to effectively convey health economic technical information to non-economists.
The package will comprise an excellent salary (potentially tax-free), annual allowance for air travel to/from the UK, comprehensive medical insurance, assistance with visa applications and support from potential colleagues already “on the ground” in Riyadh.
Starting dates are flexible, but the client would prefer individuals to be able to start as soon as possible, which is effectively from mid-March onwards.
If you are interested in finding out more about these opportunities, then please contact David Chevins of Hygeian Consulting at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 17th January 2020.
For a new interdisciplinary research Cluster of Excellence that is titled “Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation“ and funded by the German National Science Foundation (DFG), we are currently looking for a postdoc economist with research expertise in econometrics, biostatistics, investment or decision theory and/or health economics and with a focus on economic evaluations. Our full-time postdoc position is initially funded for 3 years – with an option for a further 3 years conditional on a positive evaluation.
The goal of our research agenda is to better understand and improve medical decision making for patients with a range of chronic inflammatory diseases whose prevalence has been increasing in many affluent countries for decades, using models from modern economic investment theory and state-of-the-art empirical analyses. Part of this research is meant to help reassess and improve methods of economic evaluations.
We are therefore looking for candidates with excellent quantitative analytical skills and a keen interest in helping us achieve our ambitious research agenda at the intersection of economics and medicine – with publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and policy output addressed at national and international decision makers.
Please bring this opportunity to the attention of potential candidates that you may know – a detailed job description is attached and can also be found at https://www.ifw-kiel.de/institute/working-at-the-kiel-institute/job-vacancies/postdoctoral-researcher-in-economics/
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?
Manchester or London
NHS Agenda for Change Band 8A: £44,606 – £50,819 per annum (plus high-cost area supplement for London)
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
18th December 2019
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).
Applications are now open for 7 scholarships on our Doctoral Training Programme in Public Health, Health Economics & Decision Science funded by the Wellcome Trust
The scheme is open to UK applicants and applicants from lower- and middle income countries on the OECD’s ODA list. The scholarship covers home or international tuition fees, stipend and research costs.
Applicants need a 2.1 or above (or international equivalent), and either a masters degree or equivalent research experience.
One scholarship is earmarked for a UK applicant meeting a widening participation criteria.
Current applicants come from many disciplinary backgrounds including mathematics, statistics, economics, public health, psychology, sociology, social policy, health economics, international development, engineering, business studies, politics, medicine, physics, human geography
Closing date 1 January 2020, programme starts autumn 2020
HEAL (Health Economics at Lancaster) at Lancaster University www.lancaster.ac.uk is actively recruiting qualified applicants for admission to the PhD or MSc Programme in Health Economics and Policy for the September 2020 cohort. Further details about the programmes can be found at:
Our programmes prepare students to become independent experts in health economics and policy evaluation and to face the challenges of mixed methods research in health economics. Students complete courses including health economics, data analysis, systematic reviews, and qualitative research methods in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and interdisciplinary environment of health economics related to policy.
Because our programmes are offered through Blended Learning, they appeal to students from around the world with current work or family responsibilities but who are eager to learn and advance their careers. Strong links to industry and a severe shortage of skills in this area ensure that graduates of this programme are highly employable in their home countries and globally. Student destinations are in government, including Ministries of Health and/or Welfare; international agencies such as the WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, and the Overseas Development Institute; academia; consultancies or think tanks, where they can use the knowledge and skills from the PhD or MSc to generate evidence and policy to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of health systems.
Our Blended Learning programmes in Health Economics and Policy are offered jointly by the Division of Health Research and the Department of Economics. Both programmes provide an advanced degree of specialization that builds on high-quality foundation skills. We have many years of experience in offering study delivered to students who require a flexible approach, part time, and off campus.
We are committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. Lancaster University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits students from all sectors of society. We value diversity and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
More information about current research in Health Economics at Lancaster can be found here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/health-and-medicine/research/heal/
If you have any queries about the programme don’t hesitate to contact us using the following e-mail address: email@example.com or Telephone: +44 (0)1524 592032.
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.
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Supervision will be by Dr Nicholas Latimer and others, depending upon the topic chosen. For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: 30th November 2019
The studentship is based at the School of Economics, which provides a stimulating and supportive environment for PhD students in which to undertake world-class research. The student will also work with Dr Freathy in the Medical School, University of Exeter, and Professor Lawlor in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, Bristol Medical School.
You can apply for the studentship through the MRC GW4 BioMed DTP web site https://www.gw4biomed.ac.uk/doctoral-students/ until 5pm on Monday 25th November 2019.
CERGAS is seeking an enthusiastic Researcher to work on a variety of projects in the area of Health Policy, such as pharmaceutical observatory (observatory on the pharmaceutical market, on the relative regulation policies and on the effects of these policies), analysis of regional and local policies on biosimilar drugs, patients’ therapeutic pathways and evaluation of their preferences (download the call).
Please send by email to email@example.com by the 15 November
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We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to work on applied economic analyses aimed at analysing anxiety in childhood, using a variety of statistical/econometrics approaches. The key responsibilities will include reviewing and summarising literature, analysing UK complex longitudinal birth cohort studies (e.g. MCS, ALSPAC), interpreting results, contributing to publications and presentations. The successful candidate will be supported to consolidate and further develop their research and analytic skills.
To be considered for this post you will have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. health economics/economics, statistics, epidemiology or other quantitative discipline), research experience in health economics and good programming and data analysis skills (e.g. in Stata, R). Strong communication and time management skills are also essential for this role.
· For further information and to apply https://www.herc.ox.ac.uk/about/work-with-us
Closing date 29 November
The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is seeking to appoint two Research Fellows (Grade 6) in Health Economics to contribute to a range of applied and methodological projects under a programme of work being pursued by the Health Policy team in CHE. The Health Policy Team undertakes applied and methodological economics research to critically appraise and evaluate organisational and incentive structures of the health care system. We have a significant portfolio of research focused on the economics of mental health and mental health policy. The Health Policy Team also hosts the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU).
The successful candidate will contribute to a portfolio of research projects, applying an economic perspective to the quantitative analysis and evaluation of health policy. You will be required to manage and analyse large and complex patient-level longitudinal datasets. You will also help to develop new project proposals and related activities.
Informal research related enquiries can be made to Professor Rowena Jacobs: firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1904 321425; or Professor Martin Chalkley email@example.com +44 (0)1904 321433. For more general queries please contact Trish Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1904 321444.
Salary will be within the range of £32,817 – £40,322 Grade 6 per annum.
Closing date: 25 November 2019
Peninsula Technology Assessment Group at the University of Exeter, one of the UK’s leading units in health technology assessment, is recruiting. We are looking for early to mid-career researchers in the areas of health economics, economic modelling and medical statistics. As a research fellow in PenTAG, you will support and lead HTA projects with immediate policy impact, while developing your research profile in public health and health services. Join us as we expand our scientific direction in bringing HTA methods across public health and health services. This will include leading multidisciplinary teams of systematic reviewers, epidemiologists, statisticians, health economists, information specialists and clinical experts in producing responsive, high-quality outputs that directly impact national and international health policy.
The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. The School of Economics at Surrey (www.surrey.ac.uk/economics) enjoys a strong profile in research and teaching, exemplified by a successful 2014 REF and NSS scores. We have recently invested heavily to recruit staff whose innovative work is having a large impact on international research agendas.
The School of Economics is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on a new project funded by The Health Foundation “Retention of clinical workforce in English NHS hospitals: variations, trends and effects on patient outcomes” (https://www.health.org.uk/funding-and-partnerships/programmes/retention-of-the-clinical-and-ambulance-workforce-in-english-nhs-hospitals).
This project is motivated by the observation that a decade of austerity has led to negative effects on the working conditions of the NHS’s large workforce and the ‘haemorrhaging’ of some groups of permanent healthcare staff. These positions must be covered by temporary staff at higher cost or left unfilled to the detriment of patient care.
The project will use large scale micro-economic data to investigate two questions:
What are the determinants of variations in NHS workforce retention, in both acute care and mental health hospitals?
What are the impacts of poor workforce retention on patient’s health outcomes?
Our results will be important for understanding the effects of lowering NHS staff turnover and for identifying policies that NHS employers and other policy makers can use to effectively improve staff turnover.
This position would be suitable for the holder of a recently-completed PhD with expertise in health and/or labour economics or applied econometrics, or a valid PhD candidate within the final year before their PhD thesis submission. The successful candidate will have considerable experience of data management and analysis using Stata (as well other econometric software, e.g. R) and an interest in using research to shape policy. Preference will be given to candidates who are knowledgeable and interested in applied causal inference. The appointment will be on a fixed term basis for 42 months, the remaining duration of the project.
The post-holder will have to work and interact with the investigators of the project, colleagues in the School of Economics and in the University, academics in other institutions, as well as healthcare managers and healthcare policy leaders. He/She will also be involved in the lively academic life of the School of Economics, with the opportunity to attend weekly research seminars and workshops in applied micro, econometrics and economic theory. There may be also opportunities to carry out teaching activities where there is a fit between the needs of the School and the interests of the successful applicant.
The post-holder will be supervised by the Principal Investigator of the grant, Dr Giuseppe Moscelli, working closely also with the other co-investigators (Dr Jo Blanden (Surrey), Prof Chris Bojke (Leeds), Dr Ioannis Laliotis (City University)), and is expected to contribute to deliver the project outputs including the interim and final reports, peer-reviewed publications and the organization of project meetings.
The project budget includes funds to cover research expenses and to attend local and international conferences and seminars to disseminate research findings, as well as to cover training workshop expenses aimed at capacity building for the post holder.
To apply, please use the following link: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=081419
Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,866) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,817).
Aquarius is working with a client on a rare disease which is not well-understood from a clinical and disease progression perspective. We are looking for someone to join the team immediately on a fixed-term employment contract or freelance basis. They will be required to analyse raw clinical trial data to inform an understanding of the natural history of the disease and clinical management, with the end goal of informing a health economic model. As this disease is not well understood, there is an opportunity for contributing to new metrics in understanding the disease characteristics and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals. There may also be opportunities for someone who has experience in health economic modelling to work on the follow-on modelling project as well.
The suitable person will have proven ability and demonstrable evidence that they can independently design and carry out a comprehensive and thorough data analysis from start to finish. This will include developing an analysis plan, writing the analysis script, running analyses, interpretation of results and write-up. They should be very comfortable with exploratory analyses and different methods of regression analyses, working closely with a team of researchers with different backgrounds, and clients who have had ongoing involvement in the project.
Start date: immediate – early September (candidates will be considered as they apply, and interviews will be conducted immediately on a rolling basis)
Application deadline 20.09.19
We are currently advertising for a research assistant/associate and I thought it might be of interest to your recent or upcoming graduates on the MSc Health Economics & Policy, as well as any PhD students due to complete or recently completed. We would be very grateful if you could let the (ex)students know about it or could tweet the details to the link on your site. If anyone would like to discuss the post informally, then I am very happy to be contacted.
Post Date : 03-Sep-2019
Close Date : 03-Oct-2019
NICE and the Technology Appraisals programme are going through an expansion programme and in order to support this, we have a number of vacant positions for the role of Health Technology Assessment Analysts – Technology Appraisals
In recent years, the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) has significantly progressed its activities in global health economics, expanding and complementing our existing research strengths in this field through the development of a portfolio of high quality and rigorous methods and applied research of national and international policy relevance.
This development in CHE has been part of a broad range of related activities and significant investment across the University of York in the field of global health, spanning several disciplines including economics, health sciences, biology, medicine, environment and history.
We are seeking to appoint a Grade 6 or Grade 7 Research Fellow, with a strong background in applied microeconometrics and an interest in policy impact evaluation using quasi-experimental methods. Previous experience in global health (i.e. on low- and middle-income countries) would be highly desirable. The researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing work including, among others, a significant NIHR funded project evaluating population- and system-level interventions in Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia; a major project examining the health and health system consequences of conflict in Colombia; or research assessing the economic consequences of mental ill-health in South Africa. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the development of new research and research proposals, in line with the researcher’s interests.
Closing date: 18 September
Interviews: 14 October
The Senior/Principal Research Fellow (Health Technology Assessment) will be a key leader for the Centre’s Health Technology Assessment activities, focusing on developing a research programme and establishing productive partnerships with colleagues and industry partners. Our successful candidate will be tasked with conducting relevant research and publishing in scholarly journals, plus a range of other service, engagement and administrative duties.
This position is located at PACE (Woolloongabba).
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time
Newcastle University is a world class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence. As a member of the Russell Group, we play a key role in the life and economy of the North East of England.
The Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) is one of Europe’s leading centres for health economics and is located within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, at the University of Aberdeen.
We are a leading health economics research centre, with a reputation for delivering applied and methodological work of the highest quality across a broad range of policy-relevant fields including technology assessment, workforce, person-centred care and public health.
In 2017, the University of Aberdeen were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of world-leading research into health economics and health services undertaken at HERU and the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) over the last 40 years. The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is awarded every two years to recognise world-class excellence and achievement. It is the most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic institution. The focus of the award is on innovation and practical benefit to people and society. HERU and HSRU were recognised for ‘Health service research leading to improvements in academic and clinical practice and delivery of health care.’
HERU are recruiting for a number of research positions and welcome applications from individuals who relish the opportunity to be involved within our vibrant research-led academic unit.
These posts are:
Further details of each post and the application procedure are available at the links above.
The closing date for each of the posts is 27 September 2019.
Newcastle University is a world class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence. As a member of the Russell Group, we play a key role in the life and economy of the North East of England.
We are looking for an experienced health economist to join the Health Economics Group. You will need to be committed to working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment supporting the research of other groups within and external to the Institute while at the same time developing your own research interests.