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Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Economics of Public Health

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: P67523

Two posts are available from 1 August 2019 on a 2 year fixed term basis.

Summary of the role

We are seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows with experience in health economics or a related field of economics, such as behavioural or environmental economics, to work alongside Professor Richard Smith in the development of research at Exeter focussed on the economics of public health. The purpose of the posts is to contribute to publications and develop proposals for projects and Fellowships, including for the post-holders.  Although applications will be considered that concern any area of public health economics, particular focus and interest lies in two broad areas: (i) nutrition, food and diet; and (ii) physical, social and economic environment.   It is envisaged that either or both appointments may relate to one or both of these areas.  It is intended that proposals will be collaborative with colleagues in the UK and overseas, and interest in this aspect would be desirable.

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.

These posts provide a unique opportunity to contribute to high-quality publications and the development of funding proposals to support work in an area of the post-holders interest.  They provide an ideal platform for the development of an independent research programme through support for applying for individual Fellowships. There will also be opportunities to develop education skills in areas suited to the candidates profile, experience and interests.

You will:

- Be ambitious, motivated, independent and possess good inter-personal skills in working with colleagues from different backgrounds
- Have a relevant PhD or demonstrate equivalent research experience/qualifications.
- Have experience/knowledge of quantitative economics, which may be related, for example, to econometrics, experimental/behavioural economics or economic modelling

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 Richard Smith,

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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