Human Resources

Lecturer in Health Economics - QMUL13480

Department: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health - Blizard Institute
Salary: £40,865 to £50,881 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13480
Date posted: 07-Dec-2017
Closing date: 18-Jan-2018

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Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Health Economics based within the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health in the Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.  The Centre delivers world-leading research and education to inform and support local, national and global health care and public health.  With over 150 staff, trainees and students, the Centre is one of the leading primary care, public health and health services research centres in the country, ranked 5th out of 32 in the 2014 REF.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to take up this unique opportunity within the prestigious Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR). AUKCAR is a collaboration between leading asthma researchers from 13 universities across the UK, jointly led by the University of Edinburgh and Queen Mary University of London; it works with the charity Asthma UK, people affected by asthma, NHS partners and other organisations.  See for further details.  The post-holder will work (and be co-located) with Professor Borislava Mihaylova, the recently appointed AUKCAR Chair in Health Economics, and contribute to the work of the collaboration by providing relevant expertise and by developing high quality methodological and applied work in health economics of respiratory health and asthma. This will involve contributing to research funding applications and development, design and conduct of health economic studies to address pertinent policy questions in this area.  In the first instance, you will contribute to studies on development of core economic outcomes for asthma research and evaluating impact of policies to improve air quality on people’s respiratory health. You will also contribute to teaching and supervision of students and junior staff and be encouraged and supported to seek external funds to further develop your career.

You will have a higher degree in health economics or other relevant subject, a growing research trajectory in health economics and relevant experience of applied and methodological research in a multidisciplinary context. You will also be a strong communicator of the principles and value of health economics and passionate about developing high quality evaluative research contributing to improvements in population health. The ability to work flexibly, independently and as part of a team is essential.

The post is full-time (part-time could be considered) and fixed term for 3 years in the first instance.  Starting salary will be in the range £40,865 to £50,881 per annum inclusive of London Allowance depending on qualifications and demonstrable relevant experience. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries for the post should be addressed to Professor Borislava Mihaylova

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The closing date for applications is 18 January 2017. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.


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