Researcher in Health Economics

University of Oxford - National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

We are seeking a Researcher in Health Economics to join the NPEU. This full-time post (part-time considered, 80% FTE minimum) is funded by the NIHR and MRC for 2 years in the first instance, and is based at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Old Road Campus, University of Oxford.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to work on a number of applied economic analyses in maternal and child health that will use large and complex administrative datasets. The key responsibilities will include taking operational responsibility for all aspects of these projects including the design and conduct of the data analyses, interpretation of findings and dissemination of results through peer-reviewed 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 PhD/DPhil or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. statistics, mathematics, economics, epidemiology or another quantitative discipline), research experience in health economics and good programming and data analysis skills (e.g. in Stata, R, Excel). Strong communication and time-management skills are also essential for this role.

A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.) with a commensurate reduction in responsibilities if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fit the Grade 8 position.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Oliver Rivero-Arias (email: or tel: 01865 617908).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 8 January 2018. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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