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Associate Professor / Professor in Health Technology Assessment (Education and Research)

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

Location: Exeter
Salary: Associate Professor: £55,566 up to £70,007 on Grade H. Full Professor: competitive.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: P14256

The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) invites applications for an Associate Professor / Professor in Health Technology Assessment and Director of the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG).

As one of nine groups that evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health technologies, PenTAG provides vital and methodologically robust evidence to national policy makers, notably NICE, with a clear pathway to impact. PenTAG is based in the umbrella group Evidence Synthesis & Modelling for Health Improvement (ESMI) within the Institute of Health Research, and has contributed greatly to the expansion and success of the Medical School over the last decade.

The role

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor / Professor with a particular interest in health technology assessment. Applicants will not only have the skills and experience to deliver the current multi-million pound contract, maintaining our excellent reputation and high levels of impact, but also to lead the re-bidding process in 2019. We are particularly looking for a candidate with sufficient academic profile and ambition to capitalise on the opportunity PenTAG provides to leverage other academic grants and high profile publications; a strategic objective for UEMS. The new Director will spearhead the creation of an environment in which all members of PenTAG enjoy a balance between providing specific inputs to national policy development and traditional academic opportunities through close collaboration with other groups in the Institute. You are expected to be leading international figures and innovative researchers with a proven track record of research funding, leadership and international quality publications.

About you

You will: 

  • Be a leading authority in Health Technology Assessment with an international reputation, as evidenced by research publications, sustained funding and PhD supervision as well as other esteem indicators
  • Be an effective leader, able to manage, nurture and develop a multidisciplinary group of researchers in a challenging academic and policy environment
  • Have experience of making significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experiencePenTAG is based in new-build offices in the centrally located University of Exeter St Luke's campus. Exeter is located in the beautiful county of Devon, with two National Parks and beautiful coastlines, including the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Exeter is also serviced by road, rail and air (there are direct flights between Exeter International Airport and many British and European destinations and hubs for worldwide connections)

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

For further details regarding this role, please contact Prof. Jo Thompson Coon or 01392 726066 or Prof. Stuart Logan

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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