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Health Economics Research Associate (ARISE)

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Role Description


The Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a Research Associate with experience in health economics to conduct research and contribute to the production of research outputs. This will be a dual role, one component involves working with partner organisations in India, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Kenya to understand and improve accountability for health in urban informal settlements; the second component involves working on a range of economic evaluations within the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group.


You will work as part of the GCRF funded Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Settlements for Equity (ARISE) Hub analysing available cost and population data to support partners and governments in the four countries to identify and monitor interventions to improve health of urban residents in informal settlements.  You will build strong working relationships with ARISE researchers in Africa, Asia and the UK in order to prepare, analyse and interpret research data, using appropriate research techniques and methods.  You will write up and disseminate research results through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities.

You will also undertake cost-effectiveness analyses to deliver economic evaluations in the field of mental health and addiction.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree in health-related area with quantitative training
  • MSc in health economics or equivalent experience
  • PhD or equivalent experience is desirable
  • Knowledge in health economics to engage in high quality research
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies, including advanced costing and economics methods and demonstrated ability to conduct cost-effectiveness analysis with previous experience of having undertaken such studies
  • Research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience and the ability to communicate with researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders in low and middle income countries
  • Ability to use visualisation techniques to present economic and epidemiological data in a visually engaging way to inform and support action
  • Ability/ experience of writing up research work for publication in high profile journals and engaging in public dissemination
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research
  • Demonstrable competency with the statistical software package STATA, visualisation packages and with referencing software Endnote
  • Competency to present at conferences or exhibit work in appropriate events
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Commitment to global social justice and equity in health and health care
  • Commitment to building the skills and capacity of early-career researchers in low- and middle-income countries

For informal enquiries contact Dr Helen Elsey at or Dr Steve Parrott at

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

Start date: ASAP

Interview date: TBC

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