Graduate Research Assistant / Postdoctoral Research Associate / Research Fellow

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

The starting salary will be from £26,495 to £38,883, depending on level of appointment based on qualifications and experience.

The post is available immediately until 31 March 2021. This post be may extended, subject to funding which will be agreed nearer the end date of the contract.

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.

We wish to recruit a Health Economic Modeller at the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG). At the Graduate Research Assistant level, the applicant will not be expected to have any experience in health technology assessment. At the Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the applicant will be expected to have experience in modelling in health technology assessment. 

Most of our work is for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisals programme. The recommendations from NICE are regularly reported in the national media. We also work for other national bodies such as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the National Screening Committee. 

The post will include: developing and critiquing cost-effectiveness models (often of pharmaceuticals, sometimes of diagnostic tests); writing reports for national policy makers; collaborating with colleagues, clinicians and national experts; and reviewing published literature. The successful applicant will present research at national and international conferences, communicate complex information orally and in writing. At the Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the applicant would be expected to lead and manage multidisciplinary teams of 4-8 researchers, working on health technology assessment projects.

PenTAG comprises a team of 17 researchers with 7 health economists/modellers, and is one of nine groups that evaluate the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of health technologies. We are a long-established group, founded in the year 2000, and have a reputation for producing high quality, methodologically robust evidence for policy makers. Given that we work at the very heart of the NICE appraisal process and other national bodies, and that the NICE process is admired internationally, we have a major impact on the use of health technologies in the UK and internationally.

The successful applicant will be able to work to tight deadlines, and have good written and spoken English. They will have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g., mathematics, statistics, economics, operational research, physics or engineering) and will be able to work collaboratively. Experience in Excel, R, Stata, Simul8 and/or WinBUGS will be considered favourably. Excellent training is available.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Dr Irina Tikhonova I.Tikhonova@exeter.ac.uk (copying in M.W.Hoyle@exeter.ac.uk) or Prof Martin Hoyle at +44 (0) 1392 726076. 

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.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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