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Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Posted on: 23rd Jan 2022
  • Salary: £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434
  • REF: 99005
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and capable researcher to work on the model-based economic evaluation of the PRE-EMPT (Preventing Recurrence of Endometriosis by Means of long acting Progestogen Therapy) trial. PRE-EMPT is a large randomised controlled clinical trial assessing treatments for women undergoing surgery for endometriosis.
The post will be for 12 months in duration. The post-holder will be based in the Health Economics Unit in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Role Summary
The post holder will have a knowledge and experience of health economics in order to undertake a model-based economic evaluation as appropriate and carry out appropriate analyses.

Main Duties
• Develop an appropriate decision analytic model in line with the trial protocol to assess the cost-effectiveness of relevant treatments for women undergoing surgery for endometriosis
• Extract relevant data from published economic evaluations and other economic literature. Such data is likely to include costs, outcomes, assumptions and other parameters used to carry out the published study
• To attend relevant project meetings with colleagues
• Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
• Analyse and interpret research findings and results
• Undertake management/administration arising from research
• To support the writing of reports and papers for publication
• To support the dissemination of research findings using appropriate and effective media, including publications in leading journals, presentation at conferences and meetings
• Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
• To a limited degree, to support the HEU teaching programme, particularly in relation to the Masters programme in Health Economics and Health Policy/Econometrics
• To support any other appropriate activities that will help to achieve the objectives of the Health Economics Unit

Person Specification
• A Masters degree in Health Economics and preferably a PhD (or near completion of a PhD in Health Economics)
• Ability to communicate complex information clearly as demonstrated by conference presentation and publications where possible
• Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
• High level analytical capability
• Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
• Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

Informal enquiries to Tracy Roberts, email:T.E.Roberts@bham.ac.uk

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