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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics

Department of Applied Health Research

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 01st Jun 2021
  • Salary: Research Fellow Grade 7 £36,028 - £43,533 or Senior Research Fellow Grade 8 £44,737 £ £48,572
  • REF: 1876709
  • Closes: 04th July 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL invites applications for this exciting opportunity to work with the Health Economics Group in the Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR), the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North Thames, and UCLPartners.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual with experience in health economics, econometrics, medical statistics or related areas. The post holder will primarily lead (Senior Research Fellow) / contribute to (Research Fellow) the design and analysis of health economic studies of large-scale health policy programmes and econometric evaluation of health and social care interventions. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake health economics research that directly informs policy making by harnessing large, linked health and care data.

This post is funded until 31 May 2023 (in the first instance), beginning as soon as possible and will be based at the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL.

Main purpose of the job

The post focuses primarily on the design and analysis of health economics studies within both observational and experimental study designs, including:

To investigate the social determinants of health care utilization at the end of life in order to inform health policies with a particular focus on national upscaling. The post holder will take the lead in the design and analysis of large observational datasets of linked data across primary, secondary and social care sectors.

To lead (Senior Research Fellow) / contribute to (Research Fellow) an econometric evaluation of a new digital health intervention to help manage patients with Long Covid. This will involve implementing a quasi-experimental study design, and applying a combination of microeconometric techniques and economic evaluation methods.

To lead (Senior Research Fellow) methodological developments in health economics. This will include leading major grant applications to pursue methodological interests in health economics.

Where appropriate, the postholder will also contribute to the development and delivery of material for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Duties and responsibilities

Lead (Senior Research Fellow) / contribute to (Research Fellow) the design and analysis of health economic studies and econometric evaluations

Analyse large, linked datasets and apply advanced statistical/econometric techniques

Undertake trial-based health economic evaluations and decision analytical models

Lead (Senior Research Fellow) / contribute to (Research Fellow) writing major grant applications for submission to external funders

Supervise (Senior Research Fellow) or co-supervise (Research Fellow) academic work by masters and doctoral students

Lead the writing projects reports and submission of research papers to high impact peer reviewed journals.

Support and advise more junior researchers on appropriate choices of econometric methods within specific research projects

Develop an in-depth knowledge of our health care/public health community, and of regional and national priorities for the NHS and local authorities, including good understanding of the local and national landscape for data linkage.

Present research ideas and findings internally at Health Economics and ARC meetings and externally to relevant audiences

Contribute to/ lead the development and delivery of activities and outputs organised by our ARC Academy training programme

Commitment to your own personal career development

Ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during the course of employment

Subject to the regulations of the funding bodies, appropriately qualified members of research staff will be expected to contribute to teaching or other departmental activities. At present this is estimated to amount to an absolute maximum of thirty contact teaching hours per annum for full time staff.

This post is funded until 31 May 2023 (in the first instance), beginning as soon as possible and will be based at the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL.

Key Requirements

Applicants should have a PhD in health economics, medical statistics or related areas, or equivalent research experience.

They should have experience in:

Developing and delivering research grant funding applications

Have a good peer reviewed publication record

Experience with R software

For appointment at Senior Research Fellow (Grade 8) candidates are expected to have:

A strong research background evidenced by peer reviewed publications and research funding (PI or co-I) from external funding bodies.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For queries, please contact Dr Manuel Gomes m.gomes@ucl.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

4 Jul 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications

23:59

Interview date

20 July 2021

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