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Health Economist - QMUL16304

Department: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health - Blizard Institute
Salary: £37,411 to £51,899 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL16304
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 05-Oct-2018
Closing date: 13-Nov-2018

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Applications are invited for the post of Health Economist based in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, shortly to become Barts Institute of Population Health Sciences.  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. It hosts the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU), which is at the forefront of methodological and applied evaluative health research.

The post holder will join a growing team of health economists, led by Professor Borislava Mihaylova, the Chair of Health Economics. The post holder will develop a research portfolio in economic evaluation of healthcare technologies. We are looking for an experienced health economist to contribute to an existing portfolio of research and teaching and to develop new applied and methodological research questions in the area of economic evaluation of health interventions, disease modelling and outcome measurement and valuation to inform health care decisions that lead to improvements in population health. A higher degree in health economics or relevant subject (PhD/DPhil) and evidence of peer-reviewed publications are essential.

The post is being offered at both Grade 5 and Grade 6 depending on experience and seniority.  Job descriptions for both grades are attached.

This post is full-time (part-time applications will be considered) and fixed term for 2.5 years in the first instance. Starting salary will be in the range £37,411 to £51,899 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, 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 to Prof Borislava Mihaylova are encouraged.

Application enquiries can be directed to

Details about the Institute, Centre and PCTU can be found at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

In addition to required application materials, please also submit (to about two A4 pages (font size of at least 11) with an example of self-contained and executable on an external machine code in Stata, R demonstrating your level of expertise in programming/statistical analysis.

The closing date for applications is 13 November 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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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