Senior Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment and Modelling

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296
15 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/03/2027)
Closing Date:  Thursday 11 November 2021
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1551221VB

Senior Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment & Modelling

Southampton HTA Centre, University of Southampton

We are seeking a researcher with exceptional analytical and communication skills to join our team supporting national health policy decisions about 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, with expertise in finding, reviewing and synthesising clinical evidence and in the use of decision modelling and health economics to appraise benefits for patients and value for the National Health Service (NHS). We are one of nine Technology Assessment Review (TAR) teams contracted to provide independent and objective reports for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We also have an active programme of other research, including cost-effectiveness analysis in the context of clinical trials, data analysis and modelling.

Working as part of a close-knit health economics team you will be exposed to cutting edge methodologies as part of the NICE programme and will learn quickly.  You will evaluate and implement a range of cost-effectiveness models including Markov, individual state transition, and partition survival models.  You will use survival analysis techniques to extrapolate data beyond that observed in clinical trials.  There will be opportunities to contribute towards indirect treatment comparisons and network meta-analysis if these techniques are of interest. As part of the NICE programme, you will also write reports and engage with NICE staff, committees and other stakeholders. There will be opportunities to use skills learned as part of the TAR work in our programme of externally-funded research. Your work will directly contribute towards clinical decision making, enable patients to access innovative medications and technologies, while ensuring value for the NHS.

As a Senior Research Fellow, you will line manage and supervise staff, take the lead on NICE and other research projects, and develop new research proposals. You will be encouraged and supported to extend your knowledge and skills 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 analytical discipline. In addition to technical knowledge and skills, you will be a good writer, work effectively in a team and communicate well.

SHTAC is based 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, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff. 

The University of Southampton offers excellent benefits including generous holidays and flexible working arrangements.  Applications for flexible and part-time working patterns are available, the role can be conducted largely from home and hybrid working is fully supported.  Please specify in your supporting statement any preferences for full or part time posts. 

 Full time or part-time fixed term until 31 March 2027.Please note a Certificate of Sponsorship may not be available for a part-time role.

Appointment will be made on the following scale: Senior Research Fellow - £39,739 - £50,296 according to experience.  Interviews will be held week commencing 29 November 2021.  See our website for more information, or contact David Scott ( for an informal discussion.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 1551221VB on all correspondence. 

The Wessex Institute is committed to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace; and 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. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community