Post Doctoral Research Associate - Health Economics

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Contract type: Fixed Term Full time until 30th September 2020

The Clinical Sciences and International Public Health Department is seeking a PDRA to join the Health Economics Group

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is pleased to announce a new and unique opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to join the Health Economics group and the multi-disciplinary teams in the Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery as part of LSTM's new NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa.

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa (NIHR Unit) is an LSTM-led Research programme under the Directorship of Professor Bertie Squire.  It will conduct collaborative research across the spectrum of applied health research disciplines and will involve 17 organisations across 11 African countries.

Under the guidance of Professor Louis Niessen and in collaboration with teams in NIHR Unit partner countries, the post holder will develop, plan, and conduct health economics research, which will inform the design, development and evaluation of appropriate interventions to protect lung health and improve access to diagnosis, treatment and care for lung disease and tuberculosis in Africa. The PDRA will play a key role in advancing health economic and multidisciplinary approaches to promoting lung health and access to healthcare for lung diseases in collaboration with clinical, health systems, social science and capacity building researchers. Economic evaluation and preference research will involve environmental health (clean air), other preventive interventions and clinical programmes.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline, an understanding of the health services in Low & Middle Income Countries (LMIC), and be trained in the use of quantitative methods at the Doctoral level. It is essential that you are competent in managing large datasets, statistical and data analysis and in disease modelling. In addition, you must have experience in the design and delivery of Health Economics projects. You will be required to demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm and professionalism in your approach to this work and have excellent communication skills. You must be able to work independently to timelines and have a track record of working collaboratively and effectively with people across a range of diverse cultures. Given the nature of the role, you must also be willing and able to travel to a number of LMIC and occasionally work outside office hours.

Take a look at some of the great ork we have achieved over the past year 2015-2016 by viewing our annual report: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2015-2016

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