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Senior Research Fellow in the Economics of Cancer

Department of Applied Health Research

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 02nd Nov 2021
  • Salary: £45,610 - £53,757 Per annum
  • REF: 1879958
  • Closes: 28th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR) at UCL are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow in the Economics of Cancer. The post holder will be member of the Health Economics Group in the Department of Applied Health Research (a growing team of 9 health economists), and the wider UCL Health Economics Network (40+ health economists and economists working on health across UCL).

The Senior Research Fellow will work on a number of trials and studies which focus on evaluating innovations, practices and policies to address the burden of cancer. The studies include an NIHR funded trial of surgery for thyroid cancer, a Prostate Cancer UK funded trial of MRI use in prostate cancer diagnosis, a EU funded trial of the use of proton beam in oesophageal cancer, as well as supporting the cancer domain in NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

This is a full time post available until the 30th of September 2024 in the first instance and will be based at the UCL Department of Applied Health Research; and will work collaboratively with colleagues in DAHR and across UCL and UCLH, as well as clinical collaborators around the UK and Europe. It provides an excellent opportunity for a health economist to establish themselves in the area of cancer and cancer care.

Key Requirements

The post holder should have a PhD in health economics, or equivalent research experience. They should have experience of developing and delivering successful research grant funding applications, and a good peer reviewed publication record.

The post holder should have experience of:

  • conducting high quality academic research using health economic research methods to evaluate health care (preferable cancer care) interventions
  • in depth knowledge of a wide variety of research designs and methods for conducting health economic analyses;
  • writing health economic analysis plans for research investigations;
  • collaborating with health care and/or public health professionals in research.

Further Details

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

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

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Stephanie Hume (020 3108 3256, stephanie.hume@ucl.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries should be made to: Prof Paula Lorgelly (p.lorgelly@ucl.ac.uk)

UCL Taking Action for Equality

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

Closing Date

28 Nov 2021

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