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Research Fellow in Health Economics


Location:  Chilworth
Salary:   £29,799 to £36,613 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:   Saturday 23 September 2017
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  911417VB

We are looking for a researcher with excellent analytical and communication skills to join our health economics team evaluating medicines and other health interventions. 

The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (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 and one of the top 100 universities in the world.  With a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.  SHTAC is a national centre of excellence for HTA, with expertise in evidence synthesis, health economic evaluation and decision modelling.  We conduct research addressing major policy questions about the effective and cost-effective use of health technologies; including drugs, devices, tests, procedures and health promotion.  We are one of nine teams commissioned to assess evidence for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and our growing programme of funded research includes economic evaluations alongside clinical trials and decision models.  We work closely with clinicians, academics, service providers and patient representatives in conducting this research, and are active in publishing and sharing findings with a variety of audiences. Current projects include evaluations of treatments for cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, and promotion of healthy diet and exercise for teenagers. 

Working as part of a team on projects for NICE, you will: critically review evidence and decision models; explore alternative scenarios and uncertainties; write reports and interact with NICE staff, committees and other stakeholders.  You will also contribute to research projects: helping to prepare proposals; collating evidence; analysing data; building models; and sharing and discussing findings.  You will be encouraged and supported to extend your knowledge and skills of relevant methods, to develop your own area of research interest, to publish high quality research reports and papers and to present at local, national and international conferences and meetings.

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in health economics, medical statistics or operational research, with skills in applied decision analysis and economic evaluation, and knowledge of methods of heath technology assessment.  In addition to technical knowledge and skills, you will be a good writer, work effectively in a team and communicate well.

Interviews will be held on the 12th and 19th of October 2017.

For additional information, contact Keith Cooper (K.Cooper@southampton.ac.uk) or Joanne Lord (J.Lord@southampton.ac.uk). More information about SHTAC can be found on our website: www.southampton.ac.uk/shtac

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 call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 911417VB 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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