Research Associate / Fellow in Health Economics and Decision Modelling

University of Sheffield - School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) - Health Economics and Decision Science

Contract Type: Fixed-term for two years

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Department: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Health Economics and Decision Science

Salary: Grade 7 Research Associate

£30,688 to £38,833 per annum with the potential to progress to £42,418 through sustained exceptional contribution.

Grade 8 Research Fellow

£39,992- £47,722 per annum, with the potential to progress to £53,691 through sustained exceptional contribution.

We are seeking to appoint to either Research Associate (Grade 7) or Research Fellow (Grade 8).

You will support research and consultancy programmes in the Section of Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS). The work will be focused on applied cost-effectiveness analysis and health economic modelling working on a range of projects and with a range of funders including NHS organisations, government bodies and agencies, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, and research funders nationally and internationally. This will include work as part of the ScHARR Technology Appraisal Group, which conducts analyses and reviews of submissions as part of the NICE process, modelling for, economic evaluation around clinical trials, and methods development work relating to any of those areas. The mix of work will be determined both by the needs of those work programmes and the expertise and interests of the successful candidate.

You will contribute to the writing of research and consultancy proposals and conduct analyses as part of a broad portfolio of studies. We would expect those appointed to Research Fellow to lead proposals. You may also develop methodological work and provide associated training on those methods. You will disseminate findings in peer-reviewed journals and contribute to/ ensure wider impact with decision makers.

You should have research experience in health economics and decision modelling. A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentation is desirable (essential for Research Fellow). You should expect to develop existing methodological research interests, complementary to those within HEDS. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of Masters level teaching, supervision of postgraduate students and the provision of other types of training. You should have a Masters Degree or equivalent in a numerate subject, for example, mathematics, operational research, statistics or economics. A PhD in a health related discipline would also be desirable for this post.

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