UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Senior Research Associate in Statistical and Health Economic Modelling

Location
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
Salary
£36,613 - £41,212 per annum
Posted
05 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Ref
ACAD103217
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for a talented and experienced health economist with good modelling and statistical skills to work on issues related to prostate cancer screening and treatment. The successful candidate will work with data from the CRUK/DoH CAP (Cluster randomised trial of PSA testing for prostate cancer) and NIHR ProtecT (Prostate testing for Cancer and Treatment) trials and become a full member of the study groups. The candidate will also join the Health Economics at University of Bristol (HEB) group (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/centres/healthecon/).

Long-term ProtecT and CAP follow-up will provide data to inform lifetime models of screening cost-effectiveness, over-diagnosis and over-treatment where there is little international consensus. These studies will directly inform UK policy, as well as world-wide understanding of screening and treatment.
The successful candidate will have experience of health economic modelling, probably in other disease contexts, and will have a strong desire to work on this important public health issue. There will be the opportunities to work with other health economists, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, and clinicians based at the University of Bristol or elsewhere in the UK, and through collaborations in Europe and North America. There may also be the opportunity to work with the Multi-Parameter Evidence Synthesis (MPES) research group at UoB (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/centres/cresyda/mpes/), and the MRC-funded ConDuCT-II Hub for Trials Methodology Research (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/centres/conduct/).

Line-management and career development for this post will be provided by Dr Emma Turner with specialist modelling support from Dr Jeff Round. Dr Mohiuddin will provide support in relation to the model that has been developed and Dr Pashayan will advise on estimating lead-time and overdiagnosis.

You will also be a member of the Health Economics at University of Bristol (HEB) group (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/population-health-sciences/centres/healthecon/). The group is led by Professor Will Hollingworth and comprises around 20 researchers with expertise in economic evaluation, modelling, qualitative research and other methodological developments. The group runs a regular journal club.
The post is available from August 2018 with fixed funding for two years in the first instance.

Informal contact: Dr Emma Turner 0117 928 7229; emma.turner@bristol.ac.uk; Prof Richard Martin 0117 928 7321; Richard.martin@bristol.ac.uk

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

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