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The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Project Description

The PhD will be undertaken within the Economic Sustainability research theme of the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (ARC-GM). This theme aims to further understanding of demand and supply influences on the economic sustainability of health and social care systems by evaluating the impacts of local and national initiatives.

This PhD will have a focus on the relatively under-researched area of the economics of social care and will use large administrative and survey datasets to examine changes in the way that people’s care needs are supported. It will consider issues of efficiency, equity and sustainability. It will consider national policy and local initiatives and will focus on the main issues in organisation and financing of social care.

Suitable candidates will need a strong background in microeconometrics applied to cross-sectional and longitudinal survey or administrative data.

Entry Requirements
Applicants will need an excellent (minimum class upper second) undergraduate degree in Economics or similarly quantitative discipline and a high-grade Masters qualification in Economics with a substantial econometrics component.

For information on how to apply for this project, please visit the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy website (https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/research/apply/). If you are interested, please make direct contact with the Supervisor to discuss the project. You MUST also submit an online application form – choose PhD Health Economics.

Funding Notes

This project is funded by NIHR ARC and The University of Manchester. Studentship funding is for a duration of three years to commence in September 2020 and covers UK/EU tuition fees and a UKRI stipend (£15,009 per annum 2019/20). Due to funding restrictions the studentship is open to UK and EU nationals.

As an equal opportunities institution we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please visit https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/ensuring-efficient-equitable-and-sustainable-support-for-people-with-care-needs-in-ageing-societies/?p119198 for further information about the position, job description and how to apply.

The deadline for submission is fast approaching (Tuesday, March 10, 2020).
York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC), York, UK

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.

Health Economics Group UEA, UK

Part-time up to 0.6fte, fixed-term for 1 year.
This post can be considered for flexible-working arrangements.

 

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and talented Senior Research Associate to work with the Health Economics Group UEA and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England as part of its Health Economics and Prioritisation Research Theme.

 

The successful applicant will take a key role in developing and delivering applied economics input to health, social care and public health research across the East of England. You will contribute to the delivery of various ARC-related projects, including a project funded through an NIHR Public Health Grant investigating the feasibility of asset-based walking programs to address health inequalities, which incorporates a discrete choice preference study. You will actively engage with health and social care providers to develop their research capacity, and will pursue opportunities to secure and deliver related research contracts. You will contribute to providing research training and development for early career researchers, research students and health care professionals.

 

The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completing, a relevant postgraduate degree (preferably a Masters level degree with a substantial health economics component and/or a PhD) and will have research experience proportionate to the level of post applied for. Previous experience in preference-based outcomes research or a willingness to develop this expertise would be an advantage.

 

The role involves providing health economics advice and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams of researchers, clinicians and representatives from other universities and health and care organisations across the ARC East of England, so some travel within the region is likely to be required.

 

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the School encourages applications from women and those from minority ethnic groups.  Appointment will be made on merit.

 

Closing date:  27 February 2020

The University is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.

Health Economics Group UEA, UK

Full time, fixed-term for 2 years.
This post can be considered for flexible-working arrangements.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and talented Senior Research Associate to work with the Health Economics Group UEA and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East of England as part of its Health Economics and Prioritisation Research Theme.
The successful applicant will take a key role in developing and delivering applied economics input to health, social care and public health research across the East of England. You will contribute to the delivery of various ARC-related projects, including a project funded through an NIHR Public Health Grant investigating the feasibility of asset-based walking programs to address health inequalities, which incorporates a discrete choice preference study. You will actively engage with health and social care providers to develop their research capacity, and will pursue opportunities to secure and deliver related research contracts. You will contribute to providing research training and development for early career researchers, research students and health care professionals.
The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completing, a relevant postgraduate degree (preferably a Masters level degree with a substantial health economics component and/or a PhD) and will have research experience proportionate to the level of post applied for. Previous experience in preference-based outcomes research or a willingness to develop this expertise would be an advantage.
You will primarily be based at the Health Economics Group at UEA in Norwich but will spend (at least) one day per week based with the ARC core research and administration team in Cambridge. The role involves providing health economics advice and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams of researchers, clinicians and representatives from other universities and health and care organisations across the ARC East of England, so some travel within the region is likely to be required.
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the School encourages applications from women and those from minority ethnic groups. Appointment will be made on merit.

Closing date: 27 February 2020

 

The University is a Silver Athena Swan Award holder.

RAND Europe – Vacancy: Cambridge, UK
RAND Europe, a not-for-profit research institute, wishes to recruit two exceptional candidates at the Research Assistant level. The role will be based at our Cambridge (UK) office.  Fluency in English is essential and proficiency in one or more other languages would be an asset. Innovation, Health & Science (IHS) team members have backgrounds in science, innovation and technology policy, public health, health services research, health economics, psychology, systems design and other natural and social science disciplines. We are looking for applicants with a postgraduate degree (Master or PhD) or equivalent experience in one of these areas. For one of the two positions, we are particularly seeking applicants with a background in health economics. Please note this is an entry-level 2-year fixed term position.
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 (up to 3 pages, aimed at a non-technical audience), which will all need to be submitted as one document.
 
The deadline for applications is February 16th 2020.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

We are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic research fellow to join a team of health financing and health systems experts to produce a major global report on financing primary health care.  They will undertake secondary analysis of global datasets, targeted systematic reviews, evidence synthesis, and drafting sections of the final report. The role will also require excellent communication and organisational skills, to support the coordination of inputs from a broader group of international experts.  The post-holder will bring strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as a good understanding of the global health financing landscape.  They should also have experience of working in health financing at the country or global level in a research, programme or policy role, and some experience of working in a low- or middle income country.  They will have a post-graduate degree in health economics, health policy, development economics, development studies or a related discipline.  This role is available to those with the right to work in the UK.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31 October 2021, and candidates will preferably be available for an immediate start.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk.  Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Kara Hanson (kara.hanson@lshtm.ac.uk).

 

 

HTA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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 david.chevins@hygeiancosunting.co.uk no later than 17th January 2020.

 

 

Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany

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/

 

Bangor University, Wales, UK
Two funded PhD studentships available at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University:

MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership Bangor University hosted PhD studentship

Bangor University – Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, School of Health Sciences

Annual Stipend: £15,009
Application Deadline: 18th December, 2019
Topic: The optimal methods of studies that follow on from HTA “coverage with evidence development” decisions are not well established. Using data already collected on over 5,000 people with MS from the Trajectories of Outcome in Neurological Conditions (TONiC) study, this project will explore different study designs based on observational data that may improve the efficiency of reducing uncertainties in the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new medicines.
Supervisors: Professors Dyfrig Hughes, Andrea Jorgensen (University of Liverpool), Carolyn Young (Walton Centre)

KESS2 funded PhD Studentship: Digital Health Solutions for Medication Adherence Support

Bangor University – Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, School of Health Sciences and Aparito Ltd.

Annual Stipend: £14,483
Application Deadline: 9am on the 2nd December, 2019
Topic: This studentship aims to develop and test an mHealth intervention aimed to improve older patients’ adherence to direct-acting oral anti-coagulants (e.g., apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban).
Supervisors: Professor Dyfrig Hughes, Dr Elin Davies (Aparito), Dr Emily Holmes
Leeds, UK
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
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.
To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:
Dr. Silviya Nikolova
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0578, Email: s.k.nikolova@leeds.ac.uk
Imperial College, UK
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).
Duration: Two years fixed term
Deadline: 6th December 2019
Interviews: 16th December 2019

 

Background:
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.
 
Position:
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: 
  1. 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;
  2. lead or support evaluations of innovation projects funded by STOP;
  3. 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.
NICE Centre for Guidelines, UK
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.

The role

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). 

Why NICE:
 
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 department:
 
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.
 
NICE will be moving its central London office to a brand new complex in Stratford in the Autumn of 2020. Please give this consideration when applying for current London based vacancies.
 
No agencies please.


 http://www.nice.org.uk

ScHARR, University of Sheffield, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK

Applications are now open for 7 scholarships on our Doctoral Training Programme in Public Health, Health Economics & Decision Science funded by the Wellcome Trust

https://pheds-dtc.ac.uk/

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, UK

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:

MSc: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-courses/health-economics-and-policy-msc/
PhD: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-courses/health-economics-and-policy-phd/

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: pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk or Telephone: +44 (0)1524 592032.

PHMR Ltd, London, UK
PHMR Ltd are a specialist health economics and market access consultancy. We are currently growing and have the following roles available in our Primrose Hill, London (UK) office.
The closing date for applications: 18th November 2019
Interviews: 3rd – 4th December 2019
If you are interested in joining our team or wish to have an informal chat, please get in touch with Dr Louise Longworth, our Chief Scientific Officer, directly.
 
Gintare Cepinskaite (gintarecepinskaite@phmr.com)
Louise Longworth (louiselongworth@phmr.com)
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About PHMR 
Established in 2007, we are a rapidly growing and energetic consultancy – a diverse group of professional scientists, health economists and industry specialists with a proven track record in providing global market access solutions to some of the biggest healthcare industries so that patients get access to medicines. Patients get access to medicines as a result of our work; and we are proud of our work.
  • We apply robust scientific approaches and methodologies. Quality science comes first.
  • We combine the expertise of our team together with a worldwide professional network.
  • We continuously learn and improve.
  • 90% of our projects are repeat or referral from our existing customers.
  • The majority of our team are educated to PhD level.
  • We embrace diversity in all its forms.
We also love being part of an engaging, supportive team that combines having fun with striving for high quality science. Our leadership team is always approachable, and we find it easy to work with each other. The variety of our work is both challenging and exciting, and helps us to achieve our research and career ambitions. PHMR provides flexibility and individual support in order to help make our lives more balanced and enjoyable. We love being part of PHMR.
 You can learn more of what we do and who we are at  https://phmr.com/  
University of Sheffield, UK

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:

https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/phd-studentship-in-causal-inference-for-the-analysis-of-cancer-registry-data/?p105476

Supervision will be by Dr Nicholas Latimer and others, depending upon the topic chosen. For further details, please contact n.latimer@sheffield.ac.uk

Application deadline: 30th November 2019

 

School of Economics, University of Bristol, UK
The University of Bristol is offering a 3.5-year full time PhD studentship to start in October 2020. This studentship is funded through the GW4BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. It consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£15,009 p.a. for 2019/20, updated each year). The PhD will explore the importance of the nature-nurture interplay, investigating the role of gene-environment interactions in shaping individuals’ health and well-being. 

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. 

Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. For this project, we are looking for someone with strong quantitative skills, ideally in economics or a related discipline, though we are happy to consider applicants with other quantitative backgrounds.

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.

 
For further information, please contact Prof. Stephanie von Hinke (S.vonHinke@bristol.ac.uk).

 

Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
The Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne seeks enthusiastic, motivated economists with research expertise in applied (empirical) economic and social research. This includes a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow positions in health economics, focussing on issues related to the economics of the health care system (eg physician behaviour, competition, hospital performance, incentives).
The position is research-only and is fixed term only (three years) and the successful candidate will be expected to work on research projects as directed by his/her supervisor. 
 
The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow positions suit applicants who are about to complete their PhD or have recently completed their PhD. Applicants should also have a genuine interest in engaging in policy-relevant research and in disseminating this research to a broad range of audiences. 
The University of Melbourne is ranked number one in Australia and considered one of the top forty universities in the world. The city of Melbourne is consistently ranked by the Economist as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
The successful candidate(s) will be expected to start between January and August 2020 (subject to obtaining an appropriate visa to work within Australia).
All applications should include a cover letter explaining why the candidate is interested in working at the Melbourne Institute and the particular positions they are applying for, a C.V., a job-market paper, and three letters of reference.
Applications should be submitted online through the Econ Job Market website www.econjobmarket.org
For further details and the position description (Job number – 0025834), please visit the University of Melbourne webpage at http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/listing/
Only applications made online via the EconJobMarket will be considered. Please do not apply via the University of Melbourne website.
Applications will be accepted until 1 January 2020.
However we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and considered starting 1 November 2019.
CERGAS Bocconi, IT

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 cergas@unibocconi.it by the 15 November

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Motivation letter
3. One reference letter

University of Oxford, UK
The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) is a thriving group of health economists, with a varied research programme and a well-established reputation as a centre of excellence.

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.

·         Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Mara Violato: mara.violato@dph.ox.ac.uk
·         The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on 29 November 2019.

·         For further information and to apply  https://www.herc.ox.ac.uk/about/work-with-us
Closing date 29 November

University of East Anglia, UK
UEA is hiring!  
Fantastic lecturer with lots of ideas for course development?  Exciting ideas for a research programme in health economics?  Come and talk to us!  We’re looking for a Lecturer / Associate Professor (equiv. senior lecturer) in health economics to contribute to our research and teaching programmes.
For more info check out https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01007107 or contact Dr Ed Wilson,ed.wilson@uea.ac.uk, +44 1603 593620.
University of Manchester, UK
Post tenable for 2 years in the first instance
 
Starting salary: £41,526 – £51,034 per annum according to experience
 
This is an exciting post-doctoral position to work on economic issues in the delivery and organisation of health services. This position offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of methodology for the identification and measurement of spillovers and the design and development of a work programme on service issues raised by the early detection of cancer.
 
You will work with Professor Matt Sutton, Professor of Health Economics, and Dr Rachel Meacock, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics. 
 
Candidates will need an undergraduate degree in Economics and a PhD in Economics or Health Economics. We will consider candidates who have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting examination. They will also need experience of using micro-economic concepts and theory in applied research, and be able to read, critique and synthesise research literature independently. A proven record of productivity is required, including contribution to manuscripts for academic journals.
 
Interviews will be held on Monday 11th November. 
 
Further information, including a link to the application form, can be found using the following link: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=18082
CLOSING 4th NOVEMBER
Peninsula Technology Assessment Group at the University of Exeter, UK

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: rowena.jacobs@york.ac.uk +44 (0)1904 321425; or Professor Martin Chalkley martin.chalkley@york.ac.uk +44 (0)1904 321433. For more general queries please contact Trish Smith: trish.smith@york.ac.uk +44 (0)1904 321444.

Salary will be within the range of £32,817 – £40,322 Grade 6 per annum.

Closing date: 25 November 2019

Full details: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=398591 

Research Fellows in Health Economics, Modelling and Medical Statistics

Peninsula Technology Assessment Group at the University of Exeter, UK

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.

  • Research Fellow in Health Economics and Health Policy.  As a generalist health economist, you will lead HTA projects, while taking a leading role in seeing the ‘big picture’ to identify and communicate key issues in economic evaluations that are likely to be of consequence to stakeholders and policymakers.
  • Research Fellow in Modelling for Health Economics and Public Health.  As an expert modeller, you will possess the technical know-how and mathematical and statistical savvy to develop economic models de novo, as well as appraise and manipulate economic models to support informed decision-making.
  • Research Fellow in Medical Statistics.  As an expert in statistical methods to bridge clinical trials and economic evaluation, you will play a central role in developing statistical insights to inform cost effectiveness modelling, while developing a publication and research profile in medical statistics as applied to HTA. 
University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS)
Following considerable success in the award of new research funding in the area of health economics, we are seeking to appoint to two new positions at the Research Fellow grade. You will join a rapidly expanding group of health economics researchers based at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences (NDPCHS).
The two new post holders will contribute to a broad portfolio of health economics research that encompasses trial-based and modelling-based economic evaluations, systematic reviews, preference elicitation studies, and analyses of both cross-sectional data and cohort study data using econometric techniques.
 
For both posts, you should have a DPhil/PhD in health economics or one of its cognate disciplines, experience of using statistical software (e.g. Stata, R), coupled with the ability to produce high quality health economics research relevant to the health sciences.
 
You will be based in the Radcliffe Primary Care Building, NDPCHS, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG. 
 
For further details of post 1 and information on how to apply for the post, please visit:https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=143309
 
For further details of post 2 and information on how to apply for the post, please visit: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=143328
 
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 8th November 2019.
 
Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 18th November 2019.
 
Informal enquiries are welcome and should initially be directed to Professor Stavros Petrou, stavros.petrou@phc.ox.ac.uk or (0044) 1865 289503.
 
“Committed to equality and valuing diversity”
The University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

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.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Giuseppe Moscelli (g.moscelli@surrey.ac.uk) or Dr Jo Blanden (j.blanden@surrey.ac.uk) via email.

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 Population Health, London, UK

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)

 

Health Services, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health invites applications for a full-time position as health economist. The successful applicant will join our team of health economists in conducting economic evaluations, often as part of health technology assessments (HTAs), and help advance the field of health economics at the institute.

Application deadline 20.09.19

Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, King’s College, London, UK

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

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK

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

Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK

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

Economics of Global Eye Health, London, UK
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake high quality research and scholarship, including contributing to drafting major grant proposals and/or leading on drafting small grant proposals; contribute to peer-reviewed publications, including as lead author; and make a contribution to research degree student supervision, as appropriate to qualifications and experience.
This full-time post, based in London, is funded by The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and Centre for Health Economics in London (CHIL) for one year from date of appointment. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304-£44,634 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting).
Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is ITD-CRD-2019-23.
Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on Sunday 08 September 2019
 Centre for Health Economics Monash University Visiting Scholars Program
Applications are invited from researchers who wish to visit the Centre for Health Economics at Monash Business School, Monash University in Melbourne for a period of between 2 and 6 months in 2020. Applications from international researchers are particularly welcome.
A key aim of the visit should be to build or reinforce links with researchers at the Centre for Health Economics and make substantial progress on a piece of collaborative research as a result of the visit.
The value of the fellowship is up to AUD 20,000 as a contribution towards travel and accommodation in Melbourne. As a visitor to Monash University the researcher will be provided with excellent office and computing facilities and be able to take advantage of the vibrant set of seminar programs in the Centre and the School during their stay.
For more information on who we are and what we do and the range of our current research interests, click here.
Criteria:
A visitor-led collaborative research plan agreed with a senior member of the Centre’s staff who will act as sponsor for the visit Realistic expectation of a paper or other research output advanced within the visit Relevance to the research strengths and interests of the Centre for Health Economics
Interested applicants may wish to discuss their plans informally with a senior member of the Centre’s staff before submitting an application to Shannon Stanwell, who can also circulate the application to find the most suitable internal sponsor. The application should include:
A current CV A description of your proposed research plan and the rationale for collaboration with the Centre Proposed visit dates
Closing date for applications: Friday 30 August 2019
For more information on the Centre and this fellowship opportunity, please contact Shannon Stanwell by email
University of Queensland, Australia

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).

Advertised:
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

University of Cambridge, UK
We are seeking to recruit a skilled and enthusiastic health economist to work in the Cambridge Research Methods Hub (CRMH), based within the Primary Care Unit at the University of Cambridge. The post-holder will be responsible for undertaking economic evaluations of public health and health care interventions from funded research studies. They will have a PhD in health economics or a related area or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. They must possess the skills and knowledge to be able to undertake economic evaluations of public health and health care interventions. They will be highly proficient in the use of Excel, have experience undertaking literature searches, excellent attention to detail, good time management skills and the ability to cope with a variety of work demands and deadlines.
The funding for this post is available until 31st October 2021 in the first instance..
Closing date for applications: 18 August 2019
Interview Date: 02 September 2019
University of Aberdeen, Scotland

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.

Institute of Health & Society

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.  

For further information about the position, job description and how to apply, please visit the Newcastle University website.
Closing date:   2 August 2019
Health Economics Consortium (YHEC)
York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) is looking to recruit a Research Consultant to undertake a wide range of projects in Health Economics for both the private and public sector. YHEC is a health economics contract research and consulting company owned by, and based at, the University of York.
The primary purpose of the role is to develop and critique economic models on a wide range of projects. The candidate will be expected to work in project teams alongside other research staff and project directors. The work will involve helping to develop simple, communicable solutions to complex decision problems. The candidate will be expected to work in project teams alongside other research staff and project directors. The successful candidate will report to an Associate Director or Project Director of YHEC.The basic salary will be in the range £25,000 to £38,000 subject to qualifications and experience. There is a performance-related pay scheme in operation at YHEC. Membership of a defined contribution or defined benefit pension scheme is available subject to eligibility criteria being satisfied. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days per year, plus bank holidays.
For further information about the position, job description and how to apply, please visit the YHEC website.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 8th August at 12pm.
Health Economics Consortium (YHEC)
York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) is looking to recruit a Research Assistant to assist in a range of projects undertaken by a team of researchers. YHEC is a health economics contract research and consulting company owned by, and based at, the University of York.

The main purpose of this role is to undertake research and administrative tasks on all projects undertaken by a team of researchers in YHEC. The post holder will work alongside two other Research Assistants. The role will suit a recent graduate who would like to gain an understanding of health research. This post will report to an Associate Director at YHEC.
 
The salary will be within the range £18,000 to £24,000. In addition, York Health Economics Consortium has provision to pay annual performance-related pay bonuses. The post holder will be eligible to join the York Health Economics Consortium Group Pension fund. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days per year, plus bank holidays.
For further information about the position, job description and how to apply, please visit the YHEC website.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th August at 5pm.