Consultant: Trainee Reviewer

York Health Economics Consortium

York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) are looking to recruit a Consultant: Trainee Reviewer.  YHEC is a health economics contract research and consulting company owned by, and based at, the University of York.  YHEC provides consultancy and research to a wide range of public and private sector bodies.  Our clients include: 

  • Government bodies, such as the Department of Health;
  • NICE and the SMC;
  • Global pharmaceutical manufacturers;
  • Medical device and biotech companies. 

The primary purpose of the role is to provide research support to a team of systematic reviewers who carry out a wide range of project types: 

  • Scoping reviews to inform project or research prioritisation;
  • Rapid reviews;
  • Systematic reviews of the effects of specific interventions, devices or diagnostic test accuracy;
  • Reviews to underpin qualitative research;
  • Reviews of methods;
  • Reviews of quality of life studies and utilities;
  • Brief desk reviews;
  • Reviews to inform indirect and mixed treatment comparisons (network meta-analyses). 

This post will report to the Associate Director: Information Services of YHEC.  The candidates will work under supervision and will undertake a structured training plan.  YHEC staff include information specialists, health economists, qualitative researchers and support staff experienced in supporting reviews.  YHEC also frequently collaborates with Quantics,, a leading UK Biostatistical Consultancy. 

The main responsibilities of the role are to develop the skills to: 

  • Support the production of systematic reviews (narrative and meta-analytic), scoping reviews and general reviews. You will be required to develop project protocols, brief information specialists, screen search results, undertake and check data extraction, assist with assessing risk of bias and performing data synthesis, and produce formal reports to clients and draft manuscripts for submission to journals;
  • Develop systematic reviewing skills through professional development activities;
  • Liaise with information staff to develop search protocols;
  • Prepare data for network meta-analysis;
  • Prepare first drafts of progress reports for clients;
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for research projects through applications to public/private research funding bodies;
  • Liaise with clients within a project, with the support and guidance of senior colleagues. 

The basic salary will be in the range of £20,000 to £26,000 subject to qualifications and experience. 

Closing date: 5pm Friday 1st September 2018 

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