Researcher in Health Economics
Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Grade 7 : £32,817- £40,322 per annum
The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) is a research unit based within the NDPH at the University of Oxford, Old Road Campus in Headington, Oxford. The unit’s aim is to conduct methodologically rigorous research to provide evidence to improve the care provided to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn period and early childhood as well as promoting the effective use of resources by perinatal health services.
We are looking for the post holder to develop new and existing skills in the health economics field, to work successfully as part of several project teams, and subsequently to develop and pursue their own areas of interest. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies, and prepare health economics analysis plans for studies and contribute to the overall planning of studies. You will also conduct detailed analysis of datasets from a variety of sources, collaborate in the preparation of research publications and book chapters, and present papers at conferences or public meetings.
Projects candidates may work on are likely to include:
1) Potential cost-effectiveness of using a decision-support system for individualised assessment of the risk of fetal oxygen deprivation and brain damage during labour;
2) Women’s preconception health: Exploring the potential cost-effectiveness of pre-pregnancy health care in General Practice;
3) FROSTTIE: A randomised controlled trial of FRenotomy Or breastfeeding Support for babies with Tongue-TIE.
To be considered, you will hold a degree in a relevant subject and a post-graduate degree in (Health) Economics, (Bio) Statistics, or other quantitative discipline. You will possess strong data analysis skills and have previous experience in conducting economic analysis using individual patient-level data alongside clinical trials or observational studies. You will also have experience in modelling-based health economic evaluations and a track record of authorship in peer-reviewed publications as first author demonstrating an ability to write clear and concise research reports and scientific manuscripts. The ability to manage more than one project or task and to work effectively and maintain high standards under pressure so as to meet project deadlines and excellent communication skills are also essential.
The position is full time (although part time considered) and fixed term for 2 years.
The closing date for applications is noon on 11th March 2021.
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