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Research Fellow in Health Economics

Centre for Health Economics
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
Open or fixed-term (see job details)
33,309 - 50,296 a year
Interview Date
16 February 2022
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Role Description

Research Fellow in Health Economics


The Centre for Health Economics at the University of York has a leading international reputation and is now one of the world’s largest health economics research centres.  The Centre is committed to the development and application of economics to promote health and wellbeing through the effective, efficient and equitable use of scarce resources.

CHE is committed to promoting an inclusive community, one in which diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated. We believe everyone should be able to achieve their potential, regardless of age, gender, gender reassignment, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity. CHE endeavours to provide a positive and supportive working environment, with an inclusive and friendly ethos, where staff feel a sense of belonging.  CHE is a current holder of a Silver Athena Swan award.  The Athena Swan Charter recognises the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.


CHE has a rich portfolio of applied and methods research in economic evaluation. The research fellow will contribute to a range of projects over time in this broad programme.  Potential projects include policy analyses to inform decisions in the UK and internationally; including econometric analysis of routine datasets to estimate the marginal productivity of health, public health and social care expenditure, as well as methods development projects, trial-based and decision analytic modelling economic evaluations of pharmaceuticals, other medical technologies and public health and social care interventions; review studies on cost-effectiveness or to identify parameter estimates for modelling and evidence synthesis using methods such as network meta-analysis (depending on experience). 

Role holders will be required to undertake some or all of the duties below:

  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects with duties including analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research.
  • To contribute to projects supporting resource allocation decisions in the UK and internationally in a range of areas.  Activities may include:
    • Applying a range of econometric methods to the analysis of routine datasets to estimate the marginal productivity of health, public health and social care expenditure
    • Using appropriate statistical and extrapolation methods, including regression models, survival analysis, evidence synthesis techniques, to analyse individual-level data from clinical trials and other studies.
    • Structuring, designing and implementing appropriate decision analytic models.
    • Undertaking systematic literature reviews and critical reviews of applied and methods studies and decision-analytic models.
    • Making collaborative decisions about most appropriate research methods and approaches.
    • Liaising with collaborators and key stakeholders including clinical experts and policy makers.
    • Managing the input of less experienced health economists and research fellows (Grade 7 post).
    • Undertaking project management duties including arranging meetings with agendas and minutes.
  • To undertake methodological research in health economic methods, health technology assessment, evidence synthesis, public health and social care, and develop research ideas in alignment with CHE’s research strategy. 
  • To contribute to the preparation of research proposals and applications to external funding bodies in alignment with CHE’s research strategy (Grade 7). 
  • To contribute to the delivery of CHE’s short courses as required.
  • To peer review research publications and grant proposals and actively contribute to the research community.
  • To initiate and develop collaborative working and foster internal and external networks in order to advance research and develop opportunities for securing research funding.

Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications needed

  • A Master’s level qualification in health economics/economics or other quantitative subject such as applied mathematics, operational research or applied statistics.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative and econometrics skills.
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Knowledge and understanding of economic evaluation or a strong interest in learning about economic evaluation.
  • Good communication skills to engage effectively with various audiences, both orally and in writing, using a range of media.

For appointment at Grade 7, applicants will also need:

  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in health economics or another quantitative project.
  • Knowledge of a range of research methods for the evaluation of health and care interventions.
  • Experience of publishing in peer reviewed journals or other outlets.
  • Experience in applications for external funding.

Experience in supervision.


Interview date: 16th February 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact

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We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

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