Research Fellow in Health Economic Modelling

London (GB)
£38,533 to £43,759 per annum
26 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Health Economic Modelling
Health Services Research & Policy
Salary:     £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Tuesday 27 February 2018
Reference:     PHP-HSRP-2018-01

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and independent Research Fellow to lead a 12-month project reviewing and updating the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) economic cost burden model for foodborne (microbiological and allergenic) disease.   

Applicants should have a postgraduate degree (PhD or MSc with relevant work experience) in health economics, economic evaluation or other relevant discipline.They should also have a good understanding and experience economic evaluation methods.  

The FSA is currently reviewing and updating its cost of illness (COI) model, underpinning estimates of the economic cost burden of microbiological foodborne illness. The FSA plans to extend the scope of this research to come up with revised estimates of the direct cost element of its COI model relating to microbiological and allergenic foodborne Illnesses.

The Research Fellow will lead an empirical project to review and collect relevant and up-to-date data on the direct cost components measuring resource and economic losses attributable to microbiological and allergenic foodborne Illnesses.

The role will address:

  • the disaggregation of direct cost estimates that measure the resource and economic losses to society attributable to foodborne related illness;
  • economic cost burden associated with long term or chronic foodborne related complications;
  • resource use in the NHS according to type of treatment at a pathogen, allergenic or outcome specific level; and develop methodology that can be extended to illnesses associated with other food safety hazards;
  • following recent FSA work on estimating QALYs associated with microbiological foodborne illnesses apply similar methods to estimate QALYs associated with foodborne allergens

The Research Fellow will be based at Faculty of Public Health and Policy of the LSHTM but is expected to spend significant time at the FSA Headquarters in London (Aviation House, 125 Kingsway).  

For more information, interested applicants are encouraged to contact Professor John Cairns (

The post is full-time and based in London. Part-time work options will be considered. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale, £38,533 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part-time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date, 27 February 2018. Enquiries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process - failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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