Associate Professor / Professor in Health Technology Assessment (E&R)

University of Exeter, UK

Location: Exeter
Salary: Associate Professor: £55,566 up to £70,007 on Grade H. Full Professor: competitive.
Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Academic
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: P14256

University of Exeter Medical School

The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) invites applications for an Associate Professor / Professor in Health Technology Assessment (Education and Research) and Director of the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG).

As one of nine groups that evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health technologies, PenTAG provides vital and methodologically robust evidence to national policy makers, notably NICE, with a clear pathway to impact. PenTAG is based in the umbrella group Evidence Synthesis & Modelling for Health Improvement (ESMI) within the Institute of Health Research, and has contributed greatly to the expansion and success of the Medical School over the last decade.

The role

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor/ Professor with a particular interest in health technology assessment. Applicants will not only have the skills and experience to deliver the current multi-million pound contract, maintaining our excellent reputation and high levels of impact, but also to lead the re-bidding process in 2019. We are particularly looking for a candidate with sufficient academic profile and ambition to capitalise on the opportunity PenTAG provides to leverage other academic grants and high profile publications; a strategic objective for UEMS. The new Director will spearhead the creation of an environment in which all members of PenTAG enjoy a balance between providing specific inputs to national policy development and traditional academic opportunities through close collaboration with other groups in the Institute. You are expected to be leading international figures and innovative researchers with a proven track record of research funding, leadership and international quality publications.

About you

You will:

  • Be a leading authority in Health Technology Assessment with an international reputation, as evidenced by research publications, sustained funding and PhD supervision as well as other esteem indicators
  • Be an effective leader, able to manage, nurture and develop a multidisciplinary group of researchers in a challenging academic and policy environment
  • Have experience of making significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

PenTAG is based in new-build offices in the centrally located University of Exeter St Luke’s campus. Exeter is located in the beautiful county of Devon, with two National Parks and beautiful coastlines, including the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Exeter is also serviced by road, rail and air (there are direct flights between Exeter International Airport and many British and European destinations and hubs for worldwide connections).

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

For and informal conversation or for further details regarding the role, please contact Prof. Jo Thompson Coon J.Thompson-Coon@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 726066 or Prof. Stuart Logan Stuart.Logan@exeter.ac.uk or Sue Whiffin S.M.Whiffin@exeter.ac.uk .

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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