Research Associate in Health Economics

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

We are seeking a Research Associate in Health Economics to work within Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, based in the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of researchers focused on using observational data to answer health economics and epidemiological questions.

As a Research Associate in Health Economics, you will assist with the health economic component of a number of funding applications and current projects. You will conduct analyses of resource use, clinical effectiveness, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness data and you will produce regular reports about the progress of the studies for internal use and for the funding bodies. You will publish the results of research and scholarship in peer-reviewed journals and you will contribute to health-economic related workshops and lectures for the teaching programmes in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.

You will hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in health economics or other closely related subject. You will have experience in health economics research and/or in the application of economic techniques relevant to the health sciences. Proficiency in using Stata, R or equivalent statistical software as well as an excellent presentation and communication skills are also essential. Research experience in musculoskeletal diseases or interventions, experience in applications for clinical research funding and evidence of ability to teach and organise teaching are desirable.

This is a full time fixed term appointment for 1 year in the first instance.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 5 February 2018.

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