Current vacancies at HERC
RESEARCHER IN HEALTH ECONOMICS
Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Campus Road, Headington, Oxford
DEADLINE: MONDAY 20th JANUARY 2021 12:00:00 GMT+0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) is a thriving group of around 30 health economists and analysts, with a varied research programme and a well-established reputation as a centre of excellence.
We are looking for two outstanding candidates (or more if part-time) to develop new and existing skills in the health economics field, to work successfully as part of a project team, and subsequently to develop and pursue their own areas of interest. As a Researcher in Health Economics you will manage your own academic research and administrative activities, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies, and prepare health economics analysis plans for studies and contribute to the overall planning of studies. You will also conduct detailed analysis of datasets from a variety of sources, collaborate in the preparation of research publications and book chapters, and present papers at conferences or public meetings.
Projects candidates may work on are likely to include: conducting economic and policy evaluations concerning diabetes; analysing economic issues related to COVID-19; assessing health-related quality of life (in inflammatory bowel disease; investigating the impact of COVID-19 on anxiety and depression; and/or providing evidence on the cost-effectiveness of a new remote treatment for child anxiety problems.
To be considered, you will hold a degree in a relevant subject and a post-graduate degree in (Health) Economics, (Bio) Statistics, or other quantitative discipline. You will possess strong data analysis skills and have previous experience in econometric analysis and/or in conducting economic evaluations alongside Randomised Controlled Trials. The ability to plan and manage you own workload within tight deadlines and maintain high standards under pressure, previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations and excellent communication skills are also essential.
These positions are full time (although part time considered) and fixed term until August 2022 in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is noon on 20th January 2021.