UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate in Qualitative Research and Health Economics

Location
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
Salary
£32,548 - £36,613 per annum
Posted
30 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Ref
ACAD103239
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Bristol Medical School:PHS is looking to appoint a Research Associate in Health Economics.

Applications are sought from enthusiastic individuals with some expertise/experience in economics, health economics or a related discipline, to join one of the UK’s leading health economics groups, Health Economics at Bristol (HEB).

This post provides avaluable opportunity to deliver research in the economics of end of life care, with projects focusing on care in advanced dementia, and improvement of symptoms in hospice care. The post holder will work closely with colleagues in Health Economics at Bristol, Bristol Medical School including Professor Joanna Coast (PI) and Dr Paul Mitchell and with UK collaborators based in Lancaster, Belfast and more generally across the UK, to deliver a work on both costs and outcomes of end of life care. The post is funded through NIRH/Marie Curie and is available for one year.

The key responsibilities of this role will be in the collection and analysis of data to support the project. This will include: generating preliminary assessments of the validity of health and capability measures in these contexts; collection of resource use data through questionnaires and routine data systems; application of unit costs to resource use data to generate cost estimates; assessment of cost drivers and rates of missing data to provide information for definitive studies of the interventions conducting qualitative ‘thinkaloud’ interviews with health professionals acting as proxies for dementia patients in completing health and wellbeing measures.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Joanna Coast, jo.coast@bristol.ac.uk. Please contact Joanna Coast to arrange a time to discuss the post.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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