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Health Economist (Fixed term) MED026924

University of Nottingham

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,487 to £33,966 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 21st March 2024
Job Ref: MED026924

The role holder will be accountable to the Professor of Health Economics, Professor Marilyn James, and will work with colleagues across the School of Medicine (SoM) and with external research partners. Experience in health economics within clinical trials is desirable but the role offers multiple opportunities to gain health economic skills. 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of health economics at Nottingham.

NCTU’s mission is to conduct high quality, high impact multicentre trials to improve health and well-being. Results from research is published in high impact journals such as the BMJ and the Lancet. The health economics work is central but not confined to trials.  

Candidates will have an MSc in health economics or a masters with significant health economics content.

Some of the current NIHR-funded projects include: (1) POP-I The clinical benefits and cost-effectiveness and safety of haematopoietic interventions for patients with anaemia following major emergency surgery: a phase IV, multicentre, multi-arm randomised controlled trial: Peri-op Iron and EPO Intervention Study; (2) FOREST, Fix Or Replace Enhancing distal humeruS fracTure outcomes – a clinical and economic evaluation trial; (3) ROWTATE,  Multicentre Research Programme to Enhance Return to Work after Trauma. 

The full range of opportunities in economic evaluation are encompassed from project inception and design to completion and analysis. The posts are ideal for health economists who wish to gain career experience and a track record in publications. The candidates must have the ability to communicate well with researchers who have little or no knowledge of health economics.

The posts are offered on a fixed term contract for 2 years, if the start date is delayed the posts must end on 31st May 2026. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

This role can either be fully office-based or open to a hybrid working model with a blended approach of home and office working. Typically, you will work a minimum of 2 - 3 days (pro-rata) per week on campus.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Marilyn James, email: marilyn.james@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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