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Research Fellow

Department
Centre for Health Economics
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
32,236 - 39,609 a year
Posted Date
04/02/2019
Apply by
06/03/2019
Job Reference
7287
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Role Description

Hours: Full Time; 37 hours a week (would consider part time minimum 0.8 fte)

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2 years

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is progressing its activities in global health economics, expanding and complementing our existing research strengths in this field through the development of a portfolio of rigorous methods and applied research of national and international policy relevance.

We are seeking to appoint a Grade 6 Research Fellow. You will have a strong background in applied microeconometrics and an interest in policy impact evaluation using quasi-experimental methods. Previous experience in global health (i.e. health-related work with a focus on low- or middle-income countries), or development economics, would be highly desirable. You will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing work, including e.g. a major NIHR-funded project developing and applying innovative methods for evaluating population- and system-level interventions in Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia, as well as a large project examining the consequences of conflict in Colombia for population health and the health system, using panel data econometric approaches. You will also have opportunities to contribute to the development of new research and research proposals on methodological and applied areas, in line with your interests. Examples of current topics of methodological research in the team include the incorporation of equity considerations in policy and economic evaluations, and the use of machine learning for causal inference in policy evaluation. You will develop ideas and necessary collaborations for application of research outcomes.  You will also communicate the results of research to different audiences (academics, policymakers and the general public) through written reports and papers, presentations at conferences, workshops and other forums.

Candidates should have the following skills and experience: advanced skills in the use of statistical package Stata, highly developed communication skills, the ability to leade a small project or identfied parts of a large project, the ability to develop research objectives and write up research work for publication.

A Master’s degree in economics, health economics, econometrics or another quantitative subject is required. A PhD in a relevant quantitative area or equivalent experience is desirable.

The post is offered on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

Further details on global health research:  www.york.ac.uk/che/research/global-health/

Informal enquiries: please contact Professor Marc Suhrcke (marc.suhrcke@york.ac.uk), Dr Rodrigo Moreno Serra (rodrigo.morenoserra@york.ac.uk)  or Trish Smith (trish.smith@york.ac.uk)

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