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Chair/Reader in Health Technology Assessment

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Based at
University of York - any University site
Hours of work
Contract status
Chair - current minimum 62,585 a year; Reader - 49,149 - 60,410 a year
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Role Description

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) is a world renowned institute that produces policy relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of research evidence to improve population health. As part of our ongoing development we are currently recruiting a Chair/Reader in Health Technology Assessment (HTA). For further information on CRD’s work please see

The Role
You will be responsible for the programme of research delivered under CRD’s NIHR funded Technology Assessment Reviews (TAR) contract.  In addition, you will develop new research in your own area of interest, helping to diversify the Centre’s funding base. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the departmental leadership and play an important role in shaping the future of CRD.

You will have a proven record in delivering HTA and other internationally excellent research. We are flexible about disciplinary background and specific research interests within the broad area of HTA but welcome interest from those whose main expertise is in the clinical or the health economic aspects of HTA.

Key Requirements (viewed relative to the level of post applied for – see candidate briefs for more details):

  • PhD in a relevant area and an established reputation with a strong record of scholarly, high quality and high impact research in the field of HTA.
  • Ability to define, lead, manage, publish and promote internationally excellent research
  • Experience in developing, implementing and renewing research contracts
  • An excellent publication record and track record of winning research funding.
  • Demonstrable capacity for strategic thinking and planning
  • Enthusiastic and committed to HTA, development of evidence synthesis and evidence informed policy
  • Ability to demonstrate major research leadership both internally and externally
  • Experience of managing TAR projects or working with NICE (desirable)

Professorial salary will be commensurate with experience on the professorial scale, current minimum £62,585 per annum. Reader salary £49,149 - £60,410 a year

Closing date: 30 November 2017
Interviews: 15 January 2018

Why York?
The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The University’s ‘top ten’ ranking in the REF for Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care show that 83% of our research was rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.

To apply

Informal enquiries may be directed Lesley Stewart (, or alternatively for a confidential discussion contact Paul Ellison ( (Recruitment Adviser) on +44 (0)1904 324865.

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