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BRC Health Economist

Imperial College London

Location: London
Salary: £43,309 to £56,842 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th May 2024
Closes: 15th May 2024
Job Ref: MED04540
 

Position type: Full time, fixed term for 24 months with the potential for extension

Location: Hammersmith Hospital, London

Job Summary

We are seeking a motivated and experience health economist to join the team at the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) within the Biomedical Engineering Theme. Biomedical Engineering exemplifies convergence science, spanning all stages of patient health from early diagnosis to clinical intervention, follow-up monitoring, and rehabilitation.

The Biomedical Engineering Theme is positioned at the interface between engineering innovations and clinical practice to drive the translation of original research, enhancing the efficiency, accuracy, and reach of healthcare technologies and devices. The Theme aims to enable less invasive, more cost-effective, and more equitable healthcare, ultimately realizing currently unavailable procedures and therapies.

Reporting to the BRC Biomedical Engineering Theme co-leads (Professor Anthony Bull and Professor George Hanna) and the Theme Manager (Dr Bohwon Kim), the Health Economist role is a full-time appointment to assess the cost-effectiveness of technologies developed within the Theme, analysing healthcare data and policies, and providing economic insights for projects within the Biomedical Engineering Theme portfolio.

The Health Economist will (i) perform a literature review of the existing clinical and health economic evidence, (ii) map pathways for embedding newly developed technologies and devices in clinical settings, and (iii) conduct appropriate health economic evaluations of specific medical devices and in vitro diagnostics to support translational research from bench to bedside.

The role will closely collaborate with colleagues at the NIHR Healthtech Research Centre in In-Vitro Diagnostics (HRC), which has a strong focus on in vitro diagnostics, especially point-of-care diagnostics.

Key responsibilities

The primary responsibility of this position is to evaluate all project profiles within the BRC Bioengineering Theme, focusing on health economics and health technology assessment.

Research duties

  • Conduct research in health technology assessment within the BRC Biomedical Engineering Theme’s research portfolio. Participate actively in the assigned research projects.
  • Conduct a comprehensive literature review of existing clinical and health economic evidence.
  • Collate, analyse, and synthesize qualitative and quantitative evidence.
  • Evaluate the validity and relevance of data from variety of sources.
  • Conduct translational pathway mapping for integrating technologies into clinical settings.

Report writing

  • Contribute to reports for submission to research sponsors and industry partners.
  • Provide a written guidance and assist in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students as required.
  • Contribute to high-quality journals and present findings to colleagues and at conferences.
  • Contribute to funding bids for research grants to secure external research fundings.

Essential requirements

  • Education to a minimum of a degree in science, engineering and medicine
  • PhD in health economics, health innovation management, health technology assessment or a closely related discipline (desirable)
  • Knowledge of health economics evaluation methods and qualitative research methods

All applications must be made online at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/.

Please contact Dr Bohwon Kim, NIHR Imperial BRC BME Theme Manager at b.kim@imperial.ac.uk, for further information.

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