Research Associate in Health Economics

University of Cambridge
May 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Research Associate in Health Economics

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate in Health Economics to work in the Primary Care Unit of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.

The successful candidate will undertake health economic analyses being conducted as part of a CRUK-funded project evaluating the 'Test, Evidence, Transition' (TET) programme. This is a UK-based multi-partner, collaborative, mixed-methods project involving the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The post holder will also contribute to activities within the new NIHR Policy Research Unit (PRU) on cancer awareness, screening and early diagnosis, working with policy-makers to translate research into policy.

Main duties and responsibilities of the job:

  • Construct health economic models to assess the cost-effectiveness of different investigation strategies to improve colorectal cancer detection.

  • Lead health economic data collection in collaboration with the wider team to populate these models.

  • Produce health economic measures of the kind typically used by NICE when making their recommendations.

  • Lead the writing of health economics research outputs, including publishing in internationally leading journals.

  • Work with the TET and PRU project teams, developing ideas and analysis collaboratively with other team members, and attending project meetings.

  • Applicants should possess a PhD in health economics or a related discipline and be able to demonstrate skills and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Undertaking health economic modelling to evaluate cost-effectiveness

  • Ability to produce health economic measures of the kind typically used by NICE

  • Using statistical packages (e.g., Stata) and MS Excel

  • Knowledge of the UK National Health Service

  • Knowledge of economic evaluations of innovations for the early detection of cancer

  • Experience and skills of developing stochastic simulation models

  • Ability to write and contribute to publications and make presentations at conferences

  • Good time management skills and the ability to cope with a variety of work demands and deadlines

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and collaborate with other researchers

  • Providing health economics input into research studies

  • Highly motivated and able to work independently and unsupervised, manging own workload of complex tasks and competing priorities

  • Teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels

  • The funds for these posts are available for two years from commencement in post.

    This is a full-time position.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

    Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be, awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of the start date).

    Location - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Forvie Public Health Building, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approx 2 miles south of city centre)

    Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Steve Morris: [email protected]

    To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

    Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

    The closing date for applications is: 27th May 2024

    The interview date for the role is: Week commencing 3rd or 10th June 2024

    Please quote reference SN41469 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
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  • Department/Location

    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, The Primary Care Unit








    26 April 2024

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