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Health Economist/Systematic Reviewer

Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd

Location: Escrick, York
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th September 2022
Closes: 28th November 2022

This could be a full time or part time role with a commitment of a minimum of 60%. 

Founded in 2005, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd (KSR) is a leading independent research company, soon to be transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust (https://employeeownership.co.uk), within the healthcare industry.  KSR produces and disseminates high quality systematic reviews, cost effectiveness analyses and health technology assessments (HTAs) for key commissioners including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), pharmaceutical companies, guideline developers and health technology assessment agencies.

The Role & Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our highly specialised team as a Health Economist/Systematic Reviewer, based at Escrick Business Park, near York.  Here we bring together a dedicated team of systematic reviewers, information specialists, health economists, statisticians, and administrators who support high profile healthcare decision making.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will prepare and deliver high quality and accurate health technology assessments and systematic reviews for key bodies to support evidence-based healthcare decision making. 

The ideal candidate would have a strong work ethic, be team orientated and hands on in a varied role.

  • Implementing any aspect of HTAs, including economic evaluations using decision analytic models, systematic reviews or meta-analyses that is required for the completion of high standard of work against project deliverables.
  • Critical appraisal of decision analytic models, systematic reviews and meta-analyses for HTA agencies.
  • Participating in regular meetings with other staff and liaising with commissioners.
  • Involvement in the dissemination activity including preparing journal articles, representing KSR at conferences, seminars, training courses and other external events.
  • Contributing to the development of proposals for funding of projects.
  • Contributing to KSR’s databases by preparing, checking or auditing critical appraisals.
  • Attending conferences and meetings in health services research and other relevant fields and to keep in touch with particular disciplinary interests.
  • Training internal and external people in the conduct of HTA, depending on experience.
  • Supporting the management team and colleagues with ad hoc requests relevant to the post.

People Specification: -

  • Experience in systematic reviews and health economics, preparing cost effectiveness analyses and knowledge of relevant statistical methods i.e. meta-analysis and meta regression analysis. Amount of experience will determine the seniority of the position.
  • Master’s degree in either Health Economics or related discipline, PhD is desirable
  • Experience of working with models in relevant software such as Excel, R or Treeage would be desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of statistical methods desirable
  • Highly autonomous with excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Highly accurate and good attention to detail
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing business needs

We offer: -

  • Competitive salary
  • 5% annual increment of gross salary
  • Performance-related bonus
  • Flexible working hours
  • Collaborative and supportive working environment
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (reduced pro rata)
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Modern offices with car parking facilities

How To Apply

Please send your CV with covering letter to Sarah Yelland – HR & Operations Director, email sarah@systematic-reviews.com, clearly outlining how your skills and experience match the job responsibilities and people specification.  We are recruiting for multiple positions so will review all applications as soon as they arrive and may choose to interview prior to the closing date.

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