Industrial Economist – Research and Consultancy

Office of Health Economics

The Office of Health Economics ( wishes to recruit a well-qualified, highly motivated and energetic industrial economist, with particular strengths in the economics of one or more of: health technology assessment, the economics of health care systems and the economics of the life sciences industry. The position is for one year in the first instance, with the expectation of continuing appointment if funding allows.  The economist will contribute to all three of the OHE’s core activities:

  • Peer-reviewed research
  • Consultancy
  • Advising the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

The OHE is a London based, not for profit, economic research and consultancy organisation, founded in 1962. Our scope is international and our client portfolio spans all three sectors: public, private and charitable.

OHE’s work covers a broad range of analyses into the economics and policy of three related areas: the pharmaceutical and other life sciences industries; health care systems; and health technology assessment.

The main purpose of the industrial economist role is to undertake and present analyses on topics in one or more of all three areas (life sciences, health systems, HTA) in all three core OHE activities, i.e. research, consultancy, and advice to the ABPI. This involves working with OHE colleagues, academic collaborators, the ABPI and other clients’, and with external stakeholders.

Candidates must have:

  • A good first degree, majoring in economics, or
  • A postgraduate qualification in health economics or industrial economics;
  • Thorough knowledge of the economics of one or more of: health technology assessment; organisation and financing of health care; industrial organisation including competition and regulation;
  • Practical experience of research and/or consulting;
  • Demonstrable ability to research, write and present clearly argued analyses in fluent English within tight deadlines.

The UK government enforces restrictions on granting non-European Economic Area citizens the right to work in the UK. If you are not an EEA citizen, please specify in your application if you currently have the right to work in the UK.

For further details please contact Claire Green at the OHE, Southside, 7th Floor, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT, UK; e-mail or telephone +44 (0)20 7747 8855

Applications must be received by Friday 6th April 2018.  Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held at the OHE’s offices in central London on Wednesday 18th April

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