Research Associate (Health Economics)

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


  • Posted on: 25th Jun 2021
  • Salary: £30,942.00 - £32,817.00 per annum
  • REF: 9221
  • Closes: 01st January 1970
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Salary: £30,942.00 – £32,817.00per annum

Closing Date: Friday 23July2021

The Role

You are invited to apply for the role of Research Associate to work within our thriving health economics group.

You will have experience in one or more of the following: economic evaluation including: development of analysis plans, costing of interventions; data collection and analysis; outcome valuation; decision analytic modelling. You will be self-motivated, have strong quantitative skills and be willing to contribute across different areas of health economics and to work in multidisciplinary teams and institutions. Youwill be supported in developing yourown areas of research but will work on on-going projects and contribute to the development of research grants.

This is a full-time, fixed term role for a duration of 2 years.

Informational queries can be directed toProf Luke Vale via

The Population Health Sciences Institute is committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion for all staff and students. Applications for part time/flexible working are welcome; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

Key Accountabilities

  • Carry out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and to an appropriate standard
  • Collect and analyse data relating to various projects
  • Collect and organise data; ensure that research activity and data is consistent with current research governance instructions and Data Protection legislation; ensure that research activity and data collection and management meet the demands of new instructions and legislation as these come into effect and keep appropriate records
  • Attend meetings and other events appropriate to the projects
  • Prepare papers for publication, and disseminate findings at conferences as required
  • Conduct work related to the design and conduct of economic evaluation including: development of analysis plans, costing of interventions; data collection and analysis; Outcome valuation; decision analytic modelling
  • Identify and undertake a programme of professional development, including further training in research methods and other transferable skills.
  • To contribute to the activities of the Health Economics Group at Newcastle University
  • Carry out administrative tasks and other duties to support the Population Health Sciences Institute as required by the Dean

The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience – Essential

  • Experience of conducting research in the areas of economic evaluation, and/or preference elicitation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the research project team
  • Ability to prioritise key tasks
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a range of education settings and situations
  • Ability to carry out research project work within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect research/personal data according to protocols and principles of good research practice
  • Evidence of ability to write for high quality peer reviewed publications with a publication record at a national level
  • Ability to present findings at leading health economic conferences
  • Evidence of skills in using relevant statistical and economic modelling packages and the ability to undertake modelling of study data

Knowledge, Skills and Experience – Desirable

  • Experience of preparing research proposals for submission to competitive funding organisations (e.g. NIHR, research councils)
  • Experience of research on methodological aspects of economic evaluation

Qualifications – Essential

  • MSc in Health Economics or a closely related subject

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 9221

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