Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Health Economic Modelling

University of Bristol, UK

Location: University of Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £43,434 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full or part time
Contract Type: Open ended
Closes: 1 December 2021
Job Ref: ACAD105695

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two talented health economic modellers with an enthusiasm to contribute to healthcare policy, to join the newly established Bristol Technology Assessment Group (Bristol TAG). 

Bristol TAG is contracted by the NIHR to conduct independent reviews of healthcare technologies, to support the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance committees and other policy makers.  Bristol is a centre for methodological excellence in evidence synthesis and health technology assessment, having developed many of the methods used as standard practice in NICE technology appraisals.

What will you be doing?

The post-holders will critique submitted evidence and models for cost-effectiveness for NICE technology appraisals, develop models to estimate cost-effectiveness, and write the cost-effectiveness sections of reports for NICE guidance committees.  They will be expected to work collaboratively and effectively with other members of the Bristol TAG, including information specialists, systematic reviewers, statisticians, and clinician experts. There may also be opportunities to contribute to methodological projects and other applied projects within the school according to the post-holders interests, and they will be supported in developing funding applications if they wish.

You should apply if

  • You have strong training in heath economics including decision modelling
  • You have experience critiquing and building economic models (especially decision tree and Markov models) – essential for candidates applying for Senior Research Associate
  • You have an enthusiasm to contribute to NICE appraisals
  • You are willing to attend professional development activities to keep skills up-to-date
  • You work well in a multidisciplinary team
  • You have a relevant MSc if applying for Research Associate
  • You have a relevant PhD (or equivalent independent research experience) if you are applying for Senior Research Associate

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact: Nicky Welton 

Contract type: Open ended with funding until 31 March 2027

Work pattern: Full time; part-time working will be considered

Grade: I or J: Pathway 2

Salary: I: £34,304 – £38,587 per annum  / J: £38,587 – £43,434 per annum

School/Unit: Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences

Shift pattern: 100% FTE

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 01st December 2021.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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