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Research Fellow in Health Economics

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £40,521 per annum and dependent on level of appointment
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Experimental Medicine

Location: Guildford
Salary: £36,024 to £40,521 per annum and dependent on level of appointment
Fixed Term Contract to 31/12/2026
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 December 2023
Interview Date: Friday 15 December 2023
Reference: 059723

A vacancy exists for a RESEARCH FELLOW IN HEALTH ECONOMICS, in the Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC), Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford.

This position is supported by research income and available with immediate effect, on a full time basis. The position is available for two years in the first instance.

About the role

The person appointed will contribute to the portfolio of research undertaken by SHEC.  

  • Members of SHEC have an extensive network of multidisciplinary collaborations, both nationally and internationally. 
  • They are involved in a variety of externally funded applied health services projects, usually in association with health care professionals.  

What you'll be doing

The Research Fellow will undertake data collection and analysis, writing of reports, and preparing papers for publication. It is expected that a large proportion of the Research Fellow’s work will involve the design and execution of health economic evaluations and modelling analyses.  An initial focus for the person appointed will be the development and execution of an early economic model for a study of an AI assisted dental disease detection intervention. 

Under the leadership of Professor Heather Gage, researchers in the Surrey Health Economics Centre support projects in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey, Sussex.  The post holder will contribute to this activity and will also have the opportunity to collaborate in grant applications. The person appointed will be encouraged to develop their own research interests, and to take the lead on funding proposals.

SHEC delivers occasional short courses in health economics, and the Research Fellow will contribute to the delivery of these.

About you

The person appointed will have;

  • At least a Masters in Health Economics or closely related discipline
  • Experience in economic evaluation and modelling either within an academic or commercial environment  
  • A robust working knowledge of literature searching and reviewing; economic evaluation, modelling and decision analysis methodologies
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A commitment to team working
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to take responsibility

For an informal discussion about the position please contact Dr Matthew Glover ( ) or Professor Heather Gage ( )

Recruitment Timelines 

  • The closing date is 10th December 2023. 
  • Interviews will be held on 15th December 2023.  

Further details:    Job Description    

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£34,980) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£36,024).

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