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Research Fellow- Grade 6 or Grade 7 (2 posts)

Department
Centre for Health Economics
Salary
Grade 6 (33,309 - 40,927 per year) / Grade 7 (40,927 - 50,296 per year)
Grade
Grade 6/7
Contract status
Open
Hours of work
Full-time
Based at
University of York campus
Posted Date
06/05/2022
Apply by
06/06/2022
Job Reference
10735

Role Description

Department

The Centre for Health Economics at the University of York has a leading international reputation and is one of the world’s largest health economics research centres.  The Centre is committed to the development and application of economics to promote health and wellbeing through the effective, efficient and equitable use of scarce resources.

CHE is committed to promoting an inclusive community, one in which diversity is recognised, valued, and celebrated. CHE is a 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.

Role

The research fellow will contribute to a range of projects in the field of economic evaluation applied to health and social care. Projects will include policy analyses to inform decisions in the UK and internationally; including those under the NICE technology assessment programme, as well as methods development projects.  

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 projects under the NICE technology assessment programme and broader economic evaluation activities in a range of areas.  Activities may include:
    • critical appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the underpinning research evidence, methods and decision-analytic models.
    • Structuring, designing and implementing appropriate decision analytic models.
    • Using appropriate statistical and extrapolation methods, including regression models, survival analysis, evidence synthesis techniques, to analyse individual- and aggregate-level data from clinical trials and other studies.
    • Managing the input of less experienced research fellows (Gr7).
  • To undertake methodological research in health economics and develop research ideas in alignment with CHE’s research strategy. 
  • To provide scientific leadership of aspects of project work (Gr7). 
  • To contribute to the preparation of research proposals (Gr7). 
  • To contribute to the delivery of CHE’s short courses 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 other quantitative subject such as applied mathematics, operational research or applied statistics.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills.
  • Skills in use of spreadsheets and/or statistical software packages.
  • Knowledge and understanding of economic evaluation and health technology assessment.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to write up research work for publication.
  • Competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects.

For appointment at Grade 7, applicants will also need:

  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in health economics or another quantitative project.
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies for the evaluation of interventions.
  • Experience of publishing in peer reviewed journals or other outlets.
  • Experience of carrying out independent and collaborative research.
  • Experience in supervision.

Interview date: 14th July 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact claire.rothery@york.ac.uk

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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