Senior Health Economist – Research Fellow

London (Central), London (Greater)
£54,300 - £57,353 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are looking for a senior Health Economist to act the designated technical lead on projects, working autonomously and delivering evidence-based and accurate content consistently to a high standard, across a varied range of therapeutic areas and a breadth of deliverables within the King’s Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC), including but not limited to:

  • NHS cost-effectiveness and budget impact models
  • Early cost-effectiveness and budget impact models
  • Health technology assessment submissions
  • Model validation (internal or external)
  • Publications

The successful candidate will be part of a small team of Health Economists within KiTEC.

The job provides an opportunity to lead inputs in cost analyses, economic evaluations alongside trials, modelling, health technology assessment of medical devices and other large studies. The post will play a pivotal role in helping define innovative models and evaluation to facilitate the development of valuable AI technologies and to maximise their impact for patients and the healthcare economy.

KiTEC promotes a culture of independent thinking, teamwork, and scientific excellence. This is an opportunity to have a role in influencing the adoption of healthcare innovation at a national level. This post offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience to a wide range of HTA methods in the rapidly-evolving fields of medical devices and digital health technology.

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31 August 2024

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent


Key responsibilities

  • Desk-based research
  • Leading on HE aspects of projects, including the intellectual design, timeline development and execution, including timely communication with colleagues and clients, leading specific aspects of client meetings, note-taking and execution of relevant actions
  • Effectively seeking, managing and incorporating input from other team members
  • Advising on the strategic direction/shaping of speciality deliverables to ensure these are ‘fit for purpose’ and meet client objectives
  • Adhering to internal and client quality control measures and taking personal responsibility for the quality of the work.

Activities include:

  • Conduct in-depth reviews of economic models submitted by manufacturers
  • Conduct in-depth reviews of other economic evidence (e.g. systematic reviews) submitted by manufacturers or found in literature.
  • Report on new systematic reviews of economic evidence, if and when required.
  • Contribute to the design of economic evaluations of healthcare interventions.
  • Development, testing and implementation of methods for the collection of economic data
  • Writing up results of evaluations for reports to funders
  • Contribute to the dissemination of scientific results by means of writing or contributing to papers for publication.


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.


Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential Criteria

1. PhD degree in economics or health economics

2. Evidence of developing HE models for evaluation of healthcare technologies

3. Excellent written communication skills - ability to write coherently about a range of topics and to target writing to a range of audiences

4. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

5. Ability to work without close supervision, plan and prioritise workload

6. Evidence of developing Early Health Economic models

Desirable Criteria

1. Publications in health economic evaluation of healthcare technologies.

2. Knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of medical device – related concepts.

3. Experience of working in NHS based clinical trials.


Further information

Tentative interview dates: 19th, 20th and 21st of April 2023