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Research Fellow in Health Economics

University of York - Centre for Health Economics

Location: York
Salary: £33,309 to £50,296 per annum (Grade 6 or 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 9th January 2022
Job Ref: 10068

Department

The Centre for Health Economics at the University of York has a leading international reputation and is one of the world’s largest health economics research centres. The Centre is committed to the development and application of economics to promote health and wellbeing through the effective, efficient and equitable use of scarce resources.

CHE is committed to promoting an inclusive community, one in which diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated.

Role

The research fellow will contribute to a range of projects. Potential projects include policy analyses to inform decisions in the UK and internationally; including econometric analysis of routine datasets to estimate the marginal productivity of health, public health and social care expenditure, as well as methods development projects.

Role holders will be required to undertake some or all of the duties below:

  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects, including analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination activities.
  • To contribute to projects supporting resource allocation decisions in the UK and internationally in a range of areas. Activities may include:
    • Applying a range of econometric methods to the analysis of routine datasets to estimate the marginal productivity of health, public health and social care expenditure
    • Using appropriate statistical and extrapolation methods to analyse individual-level data from clinical trials and other studies.
    • Structuring, designing and implementing appropriate decision analytic models.
    • Undertaking systematic and critical reviews of applied and methods studies and decision-analytic models.
    • Managing the input of less experienced research fellows (Grade 7 post).
  • To undertake methodological research in health economics and develop research ideas in alignment with CHE’s research strategy.
  • To contribute to the preparation of research proposals (Grade 7).
  • To contribute to the delivery of CHE’s short courses as required.
  • To initiate and develop collaborative working and foster internal/external networks.

Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications needed

  • Master’s level qualification in health economics/economics or other quantitative subject such as applied mathematics, operational research or applied statistics.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative and econometrics skills.
  • Experience of carrying out independent and collaborative research
  • Knowledge and understanding of economic evaluation or a strong interest in learning about economic evaluation.
  • Good communication skills.

For appointment at Grade 7, applicants will also need:

  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in health economics or another quantitative project.
  • Knowledge of a range of research methods for the evaluation of health and care interventions.
  • Experience of publishing in peer reviewed journals or other outlets.
  • Experience in applications for external funding.
  • Experience in supervision.

Interview date: 16th February 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact laura.bojke@york.ac.uk

“The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. #EqualityatYork”.

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