Research Fellow in Health Economics

University of Birmingham

Duration of Post: 18 months

Posts are open to: External and internal candidates

Birmingham Health Partners have created the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM), a new world-class clinical research facility that combines expertise from the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The centre promotes rapid translation of the very latest scientific research findings from academia and industry into enhanced treatments for patients across a wide range of diseases. Our vision is to use pioneering science to accelerate the delivery of personalised healthcare.  Our aim is to cure disease and save lives by applying transformative science and technology and by educating and training the healthcare workforce.

ITM speeds up the rate at which research can improve patient outcomes by using a multi-disciplinary, highly-collaborative approach that can include all components of the bench to bedside pathway. ITM facilitates the rapid and cost-effective assessment of new drugs, medical devices and diagnostics to quickly bring them to market and frontline clinical use. We are at the heart of an internationally-recognised, clinical academic community, whose competitive advantages are unrivalled in the UK and include:

To plan and carry out health economics research, using appropriate methodology and techniques.  The post includes the following responsibilities:

  • Pursue ITM research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support
  • Provide core capacity to develop grant proposals that have an appropriate health economics component integral to ITM study design including, for example, economic evaluation advice to ensure all possible opportunities are maximised for the development of important research question, collection of data; and applications of appropriate robust analytical methods.
  • Appropriate presentation of results reflecting uncertainty surrounding results and implied policy decisions
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
  • Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff
  • Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings
  • Develop economic models to maximise the impact economic data to inform clinical practice and health policy
  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued
  • Supervise and examine PhD students within the University and with ITM partners
  • Provide the ITM with access to advice about the latest health economics techniques, expertise in both trial and model based economic evaluations and appropriate interpretation of these studies.
  • Contribute to the administration /management of research across the Department/ School
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to Birmingham Health Partners.
  • Contribute to some administrative activities within the University or ITM, typically relating to research
  • Apply knowledge in a way that develops new intellectual understanding


Full time starting salary is normally in the range £39,993 to £47,722. With potential progression once in post to £53,690 a year.

Informal enquiries to: Professor Tracy Roberts (Health Economics)

To download further details and to submit an electronic application online visit, post number 54704

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