Senior Health Economist (Fixed-term)

Nottingham, United Kingdom
£36914 to £49553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Jun 19, 2020
Jul 19, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Reference MED145720 Closing Date Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 Job Type Research & Teaching Department Rehabilitation, Ageing & Well-being Salary £36914 to £49553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
This is a new post that will be accountable to the Professor of Health Economics, Professor Marilyn James. Based in DRAW, the postholder will work across the School of Medicine (SoM) and with external research partners. Experience in health economic trials is essential and experience in health economic modelling desirable.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of health economics at Nottingham. The applicant will have a PhD in health economics. The role holder will lead, on some of the existing portfolio in health economics, including NIHR programme grants, HTAs and EMEs, in multiple health areas including orthopaedics, paediatrics, and mental health. They will be expected to apply for funded research as a co-applicant and to mentor junior staff in the unit.

The successful candidate will work on a range of projects both new and existing. These include but are not exclusive to a new EME study: CAUTI: Catheter Against Urinary Tract Infection Trial: a randomised trial of antimicrobial-impregnated urinary catheters for long-term indwelling urinary catheter users; an existing EME: Brightmind : Randomised double-blind controlled trial of connectivity guided theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation versus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment resistant moderate to severe depression: evaluation of efficacy, cost effectiveness and mechanism of action; a new HTA: SATURN: Stimulant Medication for ADHD and Tics - Understanding Response versus Non-stimulants: a randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of methylphenidate versus guanfacine for ADHD in children and young people with a co-existing tic disorder and existing HTA:POINT : A multi-centre randomised trial of surgery versus non-surgical splint treatment for proximal phalanx shaft finger fractures in adults; and a programme grant: ROWTATE: Multicentre Research Programme to Enhance Return to Work after Trauma.

The full range of opportunities in economic evaluation are encompassed from project inception and design to bringing work to successful completion and analysis. The post will enable career development and the chance to develop clear management and analytical skills to improve the role holders' career. The candidates must have the ability to communicate well with researchers who have little or no knowledge of health economics.

This is a fixed-term contract for two years in the first instance. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Marilyn James, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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