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Research Fellow

Centre for Health Economics
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32,236 - 39,609 a year (Grade 6) or 39,609 - 48,677 a year (Grade 7) (reduced pro-rata for p/t)
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Role Description

In recent years, the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) has significantly progressed its activities in global health economics, expanding and complementing our existing research strengths in this field through the development of a portfolio of high quality and rigorous methods and applied research of national and international policy relevance.

This development in CHE has been part of a broad range of related activities and significant investment across the University of York in the field of global health, spanning several disciplines including economics, health sciences, biology, medicine, environment and history.

We are seeking to appoint a Grade 6 or Grade 7 Research Fellow, with a strong background in applied microeconometrics and an interest in policy impact evaluation using quasi-experimental methods. Previous experience in global health (i.e. on low- and middle-income countries) would be highly desirable. The researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing work including, among others, a significant NIHR funded project evaluating population- and system-level interventions in Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia; a major project examining the health and health system consequences of conflict in Colombia; or research assessing the economic consequences of mental ill-health in South Africa. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the development of new research and research proposals, in line with the researcher’s interests.


To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research outputs.

To communicate the results of research to different audiences through written reports and papers, presentations at conferences, workshops, meetings and other forums.

To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of funding proposals for independent or collaborative research projects.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a first degree in economics, health economics, econometrics, statistics or another quantitative subject and a PhD in a relevant quantitative area or equivalent experience.

You will have knowledge of global health, and the application of economics to global health issues to engage in high quality research. Knowledge, skills and experience to develop research objectives, projects and proposals, as well as familiarity with a range of research techniques and methodologies relevant for applied microeconometric work, are essential.

Advanced skills in the use of the statistical package STATA are required. You will exhibit highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience and write up research work for publication.

A collaborative ethos, as well as interest and enthusiasm for health economic research in low-and middle–income countries, are also required.

Additional requirements for Grade 7 include:

  • Successful management of research projects including supervision of the work of others
  • Proven ability to attract and obtain external research funding
  • Evidence of dissemination of scholarly work, in particular through published articles in reputable academic journals

Informal enquiries:  Marc Suhrcke ( or Rodrigo Moreno Serra (

 Interview date: 14 October 2019

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