Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Health Economics
Division/School Bristol Medical School
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full or Part time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345 per annum (grade I), £37,345 - £42,036 per annum (grade J)
Closing date for applications 14-Jul-2019
This post offers an exciting opportunity for an individual with training in health economics and experience in data analysis, who has an interest in randomised controlled trials and analysis of routine data to develop their career as an academic health economist. You will join the Musculoskeletal Research Unit (MRU) to work in a myriad of research projects and work closely with the wider Health Economics at the University of Bristol (HEB) research group, a network of health economists at Bristol spanning 3 departments and two Schools.
The main purpose of this job is to contribute to the Unit’s portfolio of high quality clinical and methodological research, particularly in the use of economic evaluation methods to generate and synthesize evidence based on randomised controlled trials and routinely collected data. You will be appointed to a level commensurate with their experience and skill. We would also welcome applications from experienced candidates looking for part-time or flexible working time positions. The MRU is a large successful unit within the department of Translational Health Sciences (THS) within the Bristol Medical School. The MRU is a leading UK musculoskeletal research centre, with over 50 staff, managing a wide range of cohort and interventional studies in age-related musculoskeletal conditions. The MRU holds over £62 million in active grants income from the NIHR, research councils, charities and other funders. We have extensive experience managing large datasets and running multi-centred research. We are commissioned by HQIP to provide the statistical analysis for the National Joint Registry, we hold and analyse data from the National Hip Fracture Database, UK hospital episode statistics and many multi-centre study datasets.
HEB researchers study the economics of health and healthcare. Our team works across a range of topics including the economics of health and care across the life course, efficiency and equity in health care decisions, and developing methods for applied health economics. HEB has grown rapidly in the last 10 years and we now have more than 25 researchers and PhD students. We aim to develop the careers of all members of our team and to help them fulfil their potential.
With supervision from a senior economist, the post holder will be involved in the conduct, analysis and interpretation of the cost-effectiveness aspects of funded studies, including economic evaluation alongside trials and cohort studies, and sometimes economic decision models. They will disseminate results via publications and conference presentations to change policy and practice. They will use their skills to help design the health economic aspects of trials and contribute to grant applications.
Bristol Medical School offers excellent training opportunities through the short course programme in research methods. Candidates will need enthusiasm, excellent numeracy and writing skills and to be keen to work within multi-disciplinary teams to conduct high quality research.
The School has an excellent track record of attracting research funding.
We expect the successful candidate to develop collaborations within the School and beyond, explore working with teams and clinical areas outside the MRU and, in the longer term, there will also be possibilities to work towards a fellowship application in which to explore their own research interests.
Informal enquiries can be made to Elsa Marques; firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.