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Research Fellow

Centre for Health Economics
33,309 - 40,927 per year
Grade 6
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Full or part-time (see job details)
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University of York campus
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The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at the University of York 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. In recent years, CHE has significantly progressed its activities in global health economics, expanding and complementing our existing research strengths in this field through the development of a portfolio of high quality and rigorous methods and applied research of international policy relevance.

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.


We are seeking to appoint a research fellow with a strong background in applied microeconometrics and an interest in policy impact evaluation using quasi-experimental methods. Previous experience in global health research (i.e. research focused on low- and middle-income countries, LMICs), health system financing and/or political economy applied to health would be highly desirable. The researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to health policy evaluation research in different countries, initially through two large research programmes focusing on health system financing policies for universal health coverage in LMICs. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the development of new research proposals, in line with the researcher’s interests.

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 the identification of opportunities involving new areas of research
  • To contribute to the preparation of research proposals and applications to external bodies
  • To undertake appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to research projects
  • To develop and initiate collaborative work internally and externally
  • To provide guidance to other staff and students, as required

Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications needed 

  • Master’s level qualification in health economics/economics or another quantitative subject such as econometrics, development economics, operational research or applied statistics
  • Knowledge of global health economics to engage in high quality research, or a strong interest in learning about the application of economics to global health issues
  • Evidence of strong quantitative and econometric skills
  • Advanced skills in the use of statistical software packages such as Stata, R or Python
  • Experience carrying out independent and collaborative research

Interview date: Thursday 28 July 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Rodrigo Moreno-Serra:

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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