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Research Fellow

Centre for Health Economics
Based at
University of York - any University site
Hours of work
Contract status
Open or fixed-term (see job details)
31,604 - 47,722 a year
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Role Description

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE), wishes to appoint a Research Fellow at Grade 6/7 to work on a long-term project recently awarded through the RCUK Collective Fund ‘Growing Capability’ Award titled: GCRF Thanzi la Onse (Health of All), in collaboration with project partners in the UK, Malawi and Uganda.  The project centres on supporting health policy and health care resource allocation decisions in sub-Saharan Africa, and involves collaboration with specialists in epidemiology and modelling, as well as policy decisions and governance. 

The main duties of the role are to conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research. This will also include communicating the results of research to different groups through written reports and papers, presentations at conferences and other forums, and at workshops and other meetings. You will be required to assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects

In addition at Grade 7 the post holder must:

  • Supervise the research activities of less experienced colleagues, providing expert advice and guidance
  • Participate actively in the planning and management of research projects more generally (e.g. communication with relevant stakeholders)
  • Lead on or contribute to the leadership of the production of research outputs and research outcomes
  • Attend departmental meetings as required and undertake appropriate managerial and administrative tasks in connection with the research activity

A Master’s degree in economics is essential at both grades, with a significant focus on health economics and/or industrial organization, and a PhD in health economics or relevant experience is mandatory for appointees to Grade 7.  Well-developed analytical skills, including a strong quantitative background and knowledge of relevant areas of economics to engage in high quality research is required.  Experience of conducting research in economic evaluation or public health policy (e.g. Industrial Organisation) is mandatory. Appointees to Grade 7 are required to demonstrate ability to source research funding and supervise research activities of less experienced staff.

The post is full-time, although applications for flexible or part-time working will be considered (minimum of 0.8FTE), on a fixed-term basis of 22 months (for appointees to Grade6) and open contract (for Grade 7 appointees).  The salary range is on the Grade 6/7 scale: £31,604 - £47,722 Per year.

The closing date for applications is 26 November 2017. Shortlisting will take place on 18 December 2017 and interviews for this post will take place on 5 January 2018.

Informal enquiries may be made to Paul Revill ( or Trish Smith (

CHE is also advertising two other Research Fellow positions to works on the GCRF Thanzi la Onse (Health of All) project, based at or working closely with the project partners in Uganda and Malawi.  Applications to both roles are welcome.  Further information:

Athena Swan Bronze


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