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Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment & Modelling

SHTAC

Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2022 (Part time considered)
Closing Date:  Monday 12 October 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 21 October 2020
Reference:  1290920VB

We are looking for two researchers with exceptional analytical and communication skills to join our team producing evidence to support the effective and cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare technologies. 

The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC) is a centre of excellence for HTA. We find, review and pool clinical evidence and use methods of decision analysis and health economic evaluation to assess benefits for patients and value for health service funders. We are one of nine Technology Assessment Review (TAR) teams funded through the National Institute for Health Research Evidence Synthesis Programme (NIHR ESP) to provide independent and objective reports for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We have an active programme of other funded research, including cost-effectiveness analyses in the context of clinical trials, secondary data analysis and modelling studies.

SHTAC is part of the Wessex Institute, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group, a top 20 UK university and one of the top 100 universities in the world. With a global reputation for academic excellence, Southampton offers a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment. 

Working as part of the SHTAC health economic team, you will: critique submitted evidence and models for NICE technology appraisals; review health economic literature; analyse cost and outcome data from clinical trials; develop models to estimate long-term costs and effects; write reports and academic research papers; interact with NICE staff, committees, research collaborators and other stakeholders. You will be encouraged and supported to extend your knowledge of relevant methods, to develop your own research interests, to publish high quality reports and papers and to present at local, national and international conferences and meetings. Funding for relevant training is available, and if needed we will support you in completing a part-time post-graduate course.

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in economics, statistics, operational research or another numerate and analytical discipline. In addition to technical knowledge and skills, you must be a good writer, work effectively in a team and communicate well. 

Appointment will be made on the level 4 research pathway scale: £30,942 – £38,017 according to experience. 

See our website for more information www.southampton.ac.uk/shtac, or contact Professor Joanne Lord (J.Lord@southampton.ac.uk).

SHTAC is based in offices at the University of Southampton Science Park at Chilworth, Southampton. However, following the COVID-19 lockdown, SHTAC staff are working successfully from home, using videoconferencing and remote working technology. This is likely to continue to the end of 2020 and potentially for some time after then.

Interviews have been scheduled for 21st October and will be held via Microsoft Teams. 

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on Recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1290920VB on all correspondence.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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