Location: Southampton General Hospital
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/12/2021)
Closing Date: Tuesday 17 August 2021
Building the Economic Case for Investing in Maternal, Newborn and Child
Health for Sustainable Population Health.
We seek a Research Fellow with PhD or equivalent professional qualifications
and experience in health economics, or economics to assist with assembling the
evidence for the short- and longer-term costs of under-investment in MNCH, in
order to inform policy-making at various levels.
Social and economic recovery after COVID-19 will depend upon healthy
populations. Research shows the centrality of healthy women and children to
population well-being across generations, yet national fiscal stimulus
packages are currently insufficiently focused on the health and wellbeing of
women and young children. Without this focus, which extends beyond just
healthcare, future population resilience and hence economic prosperity remain
at risk. We seek a post-doctoral research assistant with expertise in
economics to assist with assembling the evidence for the short- and longer-
term costs of under-investment in MNCH, in order to inform policy-making at
various levels. The aim is to:
1) Conduct a systematic review of cost-effectiveness of multi-sectoral
interventions to improve maternal or early child health outcomes and the
social, economic and biological returns.
2) Model the effects of inaction/ lack of investment in MNCH and “stress
testing” to determine the risks to population health and resilience in the
short and longer term of not investing in MNCH.
3) Develop a summary report of each review and support the creation of a
Roadmap for increased investment in MNCH.
Funding for this post is available until 31/12/2021 full-time or for longer on
a part-time basis, from the University of Southampton, sponsored by the EU
Horizon 2020 LifeCycle programme. There is the possibility of extending
support until the end of June 2022. The project is in collaboration with the
Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, hosted by WHO, and
colleagues at Imperial College, UCL and the University of Warwick.
Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from
candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD
qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful
completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of
Senior Research Assistant will be given.
Part time applications will be considered. For applicants interested in a Part
Time role, please note: This role is unlikely to support a Certificate of
Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is
required to obtain a Skilled worker Visa to work in the UK).
You should submit your completed online application form at
https: // jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the
closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs
(Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote reference 1443521AF on all correspondence.
Job Description and Person Specification
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all
sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will
not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.