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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics

G72 0AB, Glasgow
Salary per annum: AC2 £40,522 - £48,349
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

School of Health & Life Sciences

Lanarkshire Campus

Salary per annum: AC2 £40,522 - £48,349

Full time:  35 hours per week

Fixed Term: 44 months

THE POST – Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics

The School of Health and Life Sciences at UWS are recruiting an exciting role within the Division of Biological Sciences and Health.

You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

As the Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will support the aims of the transdisciplinary NIHR-funded project, focused the development, implementation and evaluation of the efficiency and impact of a predictive warning system intervention for extreme weather events (EWEs) on the KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban, South Africa.

The successful candidate will be responsible for systematic review of the literature investigating emerging trends relating to human health in EWEs and infectious disease outbreaks. You will have the knowledge and interest in the field of health economics with experience in mixed methods, and economic evaluation. You will also have a key role in supporting the interdisciplinary team of healthcare scientists, technology experts, public health professionals and health economists.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Honours Degree in Health Science or related field
  • Completed a PhD, or awaiting viva for PhD in the field of Health Science or Health Economics
  • Previous relevant research experience 
  • Experience in performing systematic reviews
  • Experience of analysing qualitative and quantative data
  • Knowledge and understanding relevant to the research problem
  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a range of people and situations
  • Skills in mixed methods that can be used in Health Economics 


University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. 

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).
The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors.

UWS is fully committed to the UK Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers which sets out clear standards that research staff can expect from the University. It aims to improve the employment and support for research careers in the UK and provides a framework for career development based around the Concordat principles.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional days leave on your birthday
  • Defined benefit contribution pension scheme (currently 23%), including death in service benefits upon joining the scheme. 
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Closing Date: Monday 15th April 2024

Interview Date: Friday 17th May 2024 

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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