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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
39,609 - 48,677 a year
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Role Description

The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group within the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York wishes to appoint a Grade 7 health economics research fellow with strong quantitative skills due to expansion of the team following the success of a number of proposals for future research.   You will join an established team of economists with a strong track record of health economics research conducting research under the supervision of senior colleagues, commuting the results of research to different groups through written reports, papers, presentations at conferences and other meetings.

Key Responsibilities will include:-

  • Reviews and critique of relevant literature relating to areas including research methods, applied economic evaluation and clinical evidence
  • Analysis and interpretation of research data
  • Use of appropriate research techniques and methods, including decision analysis and statistical analysis using individual participant data and aggregate data
  • Other forms of quantitative analysis including evidence synthesis
  • Writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities 

To develop and initiate collaborative working internally and externally, duties to include:

  • The building of contacts and participation in networks, within the Department of Health Sciences, the University and externally
  • Collaboration with colleagues on joint projects as required
  • Participation in and identification of external networks in order to share information and to identify potential opportunities for collaboration and possible sources of funding
  • Supervision of the research activities of less experienced colleagues, providing expert advice and guidance
  • To participate actively in the planning and management of research projects more generally (e.g. communication with relevant stakeholders)
  • Develop research proposals to funding organisations in conjunction with senior colleagues
  • To lead on or contribute to the leadership of the production of research outputs and research outcomes
  • To attend departmental meetings as required and undertake appropriate managerial and administrative tasks in connection with the research activity

With a Master’s degree in economics or health economics, or another quantitative subject such as operations research and a PhD in a relevant quantitative area or equivalent experience, you will be able to evidence strong quantitative skills and be familiar with software packages such as such as Excel, Stata, WinBUGS, R.  You will have the ability to construct decision analytic models and have the ability to work as part of a team or independently. 

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

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