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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics (Health Inequalities)

University of Exeter - College of Medicine & Health (Health Economics Group, Institute of Health Research)

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £43,267 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th May 2019
Closes: 20th June 2019
Job Ref: P67330

This full time post is available from 1 August 2019 on a 2 year fixed term basis, to be based in the Health Economics Group, within the Institute of Health Research, Exeter. 

Summary of the role

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with experience in health economics or a related field of economics, for example, behavioural economics, to work alongside Professor Claire Hulme in the development of research at Exeter in health inequalities. Particular focus and interest lies on complex interventions, the interface of health and social care, and the relationship between health and employment. Experience of economic evaluation and/or analysis of large data would be beneficial. You will be based at St Luke’s Campus in the Health Economics Group.   

Health Economics in Exeter is thriving, underpinning methodological and applied research in the Institute of Health Research and more broadly across the College of Medicine and Health and its internal and external partners.  Working in the vibrant and rapidly expanding Health Economics Group you will have the opportunity to be part of exciting research collaborations and partnerships with a range of local, regional, national and international partners.

You will join a growing team of health economists and will develop and support new and existing research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), other research councils and charities. The post provides an opportunity to contribute high quality health economic input to a growing programme of health economics research. The post will include design and delivery of economic analyses aligned to, for example, health inequalities, economic evaluation and more broadly on the economics of health, as well as the opportunity to develop your own research interests.

You will:

- Be ambitious, motivated, and have experience/knowledge of health economics analyses, including economic evaluation of health technologies
- Have a relevant PhD or have equivalent research experience/qualifications
- Applications are also welcomed from those with an MSc in a relevant quantitative discipline plus related research experience in an academic or industry setting

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.
The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, 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. 

Further information

Please contact Professor Claire Hulme, or (01392) 722902. 

Interviews will be held on the 10 & 11 July 2019.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

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