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Research Fellow (2 posts)

Centre for Health Economics
33,309 - 40,927 per year
Grade 6
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Full-time (flexibility available)
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University of York campus
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Role Description

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York is seeking to appoint at least two Research Fellows (Grade 6) within the Health Policy team on a full-time open contract (part-time applications will also be considered with a minimum of 0.8 FTE).


CHE has a leading international reputation and is one of the world’s largest health economics research centres.  CHE is committed to the development and application of economics to promote health and wellbeing through the effective, efficient, and equitable use of scarce resources. Within CHE, the Health Policy team undertakes applied and methodological economics research to critically appraise and evaluate organisational and incentive structures of the health and social care systems. We also have a significant portfolio of research focused on the economics of mental health, health care productivity analysis, and health inequalities. The team hosts the NIHR Policy Research Unit in the Economics of Health Systems and Interface with Social Care (ESHCRU II).

CHE is committed to promoting an inclusive community, one in which diversity is recognised, valued, and celebrated. CHE is a friendly and supportive department that embraces hybrid and flexible working patterns, enabling staff to work partly remotely (within the UK) according to project needs and their preferences.

The University seeks to attract the very best staff from all over the world and offers a visa application fee & IHS reimbursement policy.


The Research Fellows will contribute to our existing portfolio of research projects, applying an economic perspective to the quantitative analysis and evaluation of health, social and mental health policy. Potential projects include policy-relevant analyses to inform decisions in the UK and internationally through econometric analysis of routine datasets, development and calibration of economic theory models to real-world decision problems, as well as economic methods development.  

The duties of the role include:

  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects, including management, analysis and interpretation of research data using appropriate research techniques.
  • To communicate the results of research to different groups (e.g. academics, policymakers, service users) through written reports and papers, presentations at conferences, workshops and other meetings.
  • To contribute to the delivery of CHE’s knowledge exchange and dissemination activities 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 another relevant quantitative subject.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative and econometrics skills, including competency in the use of statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, Python or R.
  • Experience of carrying out independent and collaborative research.
  • Knowledge of a range of research methodologies.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

Interview date: 11 July 2022

Informal research related enquiries can be made to Dr Nils Gutacker ( or Professor Martin Chalkley ( For more general queries please contact the Centre manager Anna Payne: +44 (0)1904 321444.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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