Research Fellow in Health Economics

Страна: Великобритания;

Дедлайн: 09.04.2019

Тип гранта: На научные исследования;


Область наук: Экономические;


Vacancy Overview
Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2021 

Working within Warwick Evidence and Warwick CTU you will support a range of health economic research. Work will include technology appraisals commissioned by NICE, trial-based economic analysis funded by NIHR and others, and methodological research and development. 

Your experience will include conducting economic evaluations: reviewing of cost-effectiveness studies; sourcing and assessment of data inputs; trial-based analyses, economic modelling; and report writing coupled with an ability to produce high quality health economic research relevant to the health sciences. 

You will have a PhD in health economics or related field, or equivalent experience. 

Part time applications will be considered. 

Interview date: 7 May 2019

Job Description
Job purpose 

To contribute to the expanding programme of health economics research at Warwick Medical School (WMS), within Warwick Evidence (WE) and Warwick CTU (WCTU), working under the direction of the Professor James Mason. 

Within WE: You will support health technology assessment projects required to produce multiple technology appraisals (MTAs), diagnostic appraisal reports (DARs), fast track appraisals (FTAs), Cancer Drug Fund (CDF) reviews and single technology appraisals (STAs) for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), providing health economic input. This will include analysis of complex datasets and cost-effectiveness models. 

Within WCTU: You will contribute to the development and conduct of a portfolio of trial-based and modelling-based economic evaluations. This will include economic evaluations of interventions relating to the areas of clinical research in which the School is active, such as mental health and wellbeing, perinatal and child health, emergency care, musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation. 

In both roles you will work within multidisciplinary teams of information specialists, clinicians, researchers, modellers and systematic reviewers assessing and analysing evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of health technologies, including drugs, devices and diagnostics. Work undertaken will directly inform health policy at the national (and potentially international) level. 

You will be encouraged to continue to train and develop skills to undertake high quality empirical and methodological research in health economics. You will be expected to contribute to a growing team of health economists within WE and WCTU. There will also be opportunities to participate more broadly in the Medical School's portfolio of health economics research and teaching activities. 

Duties and responsibilities 


1. To contribute to the developing programme of health economics research in Warwick Medical School, Division of Health Sciences, and to develop the portfolio of work. 

2. To work with project teams within Warwick Evidence and Warwick CTU, supporting economic analyses and addressing a broad range of health and medical conditions, therapeutic interventions, screening and diagnostic interventions. 

3. To work effectively within, multidisciplinary teams (variously composed of health economists, clinicians, information scientists, mathematicians, systematic reviewers, epidemiologists and stakeholders) including a range of meeting formats. 

4. Within trials, to participate fully in the trial process and meetings, to design and advise upon the collection of cost and generic quality-of-life data, report progress, conduct and report analyses. 

5. To provide health economic input into technology appraisals commissioned for NICE, often working to tight deadlines and ensuring the quality of health economics inputs. This will include analysis of complex datasets, mixed treatment comparisons and cost-effectiveness analyses. 

6. To represent Warwick Evidence by attending national meetings and other forums, including at NICE, the Department of Health and other national bodies. 

7. To contribute to high quality reports for funding bodies and peer-reviewed outputs, to present work at academic meetings and to publish work in international high quality peer reviewed journals. 

8. To communicate effectively quantitative methods used to assess cost-effectiveness and to work with others using these skills within Warwick Medical School. 

9. To contribute to empirical and methodological research and funding, collaborating with colleagues in Warwick Medical School. 

10. To contribute to relevant research seminars and conferences both internal and external to the University, contribute to the external visibility and reputation of the university. 


1. To contribute to some teaching, including for postgraduate taught and research degrees, as directed. 

2. To provide advice and supervision to junior colleagues and students as necessary and appropriate. 

3. To attract, support, and successfully supervise postgraduate students. 

4. To support, and comply with, University and departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures. 

Administration and other activities 

1. To undertake Departmental roles as directed, including attendance at Departmental meetings and participation in other committees and groups within the Department, the Faculty, and the University. 

2. To engage in continuous professional development, including participation in relevant professional activities. 

3. To undertake, as appropriate, external commitments which enhance the reputation of the Department.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1 
Good first degree in a quantitative medical, health related or scientific discipline. (a)

Essential Criteria 2 
Postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in health economics or other closely related subject. (a)

Essential Criteria 3 
A PhD in health economics or related field or firm anticipated PhD completion date or equivalent work experience. (a)

Essential Criteria 4 
Ability to contribute to high quality economic analyses (trial-based, modelling and decision analytical) in the health care context, including economic evaluations. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 5 
Ability to work independently and work within teams to meet tight deadlines. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 6 
Knowledge and experience of relevant software (e.g., Microsoft Office Excel, TreeAge, Stata, SPSS, SAS, R). (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 7 
Ability to pay excellent attention to detail with a thorough, methodological and flexible approach to work. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 8 
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex concepts and to collaborate with a range of people. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 9 
Experience of delivering to deadline. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 10 
Evidence of publications in high quality peer reviewed journals. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 1 
Engagement in continuous professional development. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 2 
Familiarity with the policy context of Health Technology Assessment in the UK and the role of NICE. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 3 
Familiarity with systematic review and literature searching techniques, including use of electronic databases or equivalent and of Reference Manager or equivalent. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 4 
Experience with conducting survival analysis. (a), (c)

Further Particulars
You will be working with the two following groups Warwick Evidence and Centre for Health Economics at Warwick (CHEW) 

Warwick Medical School 

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website 

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars . 

Where you have not yet been awarded your PhD, any offer made to you will be an under-appointment to the post of Research Assistant at a salary of £29,515 per annum. Once your PhD has been awarded and you have evidenced this, you will be appointed to the substantive post of Research Fellow at a salary within the range shown above. 

Right to work in the UK 

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier 2. 

Diversity and Inclusion 

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy
As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date
9 Apr 2019