Senior Health Economist (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - School of Medicine - Rehabilitation & Ageing

Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for this post based in the Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing. There are two posts advertised simultaneously - also see Health Economist (Level 4a).

The post will be accountable to the Professor of Health Economics, Professor Marilyn James. Although based in the Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, this post will play a School-wide role across the whole School of Medicine (SoM) and with external research partners. The SoM are seeking to invest in and expand its health economics staff. It is envisaged that further expansion of the health economics core will occur within the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SoM and contribute to the growth of health economics at Nottingham. 

Applicants will have a PhD in health economics or with a strong health economics component. An interest and experience in health economic modelling would be desirable. They will take responsibly for completing the final stages of an NIHR Programme Grant Introducing personalised risk based intervals in screening for diabetic retinopathy: development, implementation and assessment of safety, cost effectiveness and patient experience, with both modelling and trial components. In addition to the programme grant the person will have a broad portfolio with studies stretching over a number of disciplines and studies, including paediatrics, emergency medicine and mental health.

The successful candidate will work on a range of projects both new and existing. These will include an NIHR RfPB - MiPain - Intravenous Morphine compared with Intravenous Paracetamol for Pain Relief in Patients Presenting with Acute Fractured Neck of Femur to the Emergency Department: A randomised, Double-Blind Non-inferiority Trial; a MRC funded study - Randomised double-blind controlled trial of connectivity guided theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation versus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment resistant moderate to severe depression: evaluation of efficacy, cost effectiveness and mechanism of action and a HTA funded trial - TORPEDO-CF a Trial of Optimal TheRapy for Pseudomonas EraDicatiOn in Cystic FibrosisTorpedo. The work will be in economic evaluation from trials to modelling and design through to analysis.

The post will enable career development and the chance to demonstrate clear management and analytical skills to develop the role holders career. The candidate must be able to apply health economics methods in the health care setting and be able to communicate well with researchers who have little or no knowledge of health economics.

This post is offered full time or part-time (29 hours minimum), fixed-term for a period of two years. Applications for Job share will be accepted. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Marilyn James, email MARILYN.JAMES@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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