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Health Economist - QMUL20821

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL20821
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 28-Nov-2019
Closing date: 14-Jan-2020

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This post sits within the William Harvey Research Institute:, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University of London. The SMD is a leading medical and dental school that offers international levels of excellence in research and teaching as well as providing clinical service for a population of unrivalled ethnic diversity in east London and the wider Thames Gateway.

This research post is in support of a programme to determine how machine learning and artificial intelligence can improve clinical pathways to add value to patient care (Innovate UK funded). This post is related to the The London Medical Imaging & Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value-Based Healthcare (AI4VBH – Artificial Intelligence for Value Based Healthcare) which brings together an ambitious consortium including three universities (King’s College London, Imperial, and Queen Mary’s University London), King’s Health Partners NHS Foundation Trust partners, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley, with Bart’s Health, multinational industry (Siemens, NVIDIA, IBM, GSK), 10 UK-based SME’s and the Health Innovation Network. Through a focus on our experience in value-based healthcare, we are examining how AI can be used to optimise triage and target resources to deliver significant financial savings for the NHS and healthcare systems overall and improve healthcare outcomes through better diagnosis and patient stratification.

In collaboration with the Principal Investigator and the co-investigators, the postholder’s main role will be to take forward the design, conduct, implementation, documentation and dissemination of systematic reviews and cost-effectiveness models. This requires active involvement in the scientific, management and administrative activities pertaining to the research project. The candidate will also have the opportunity to co-author manuscripts that will emanate from the project.

This post is full time and fixed-term for 24 months starting in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range of £38,084-£44,807 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 should be addressed to Professor Steffen Petersen,


William Harvey Research Institute

St Bartholomew’s Hospital


Application enquiries can be directed to

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL20821.

The closing date for applications is 14 January 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held in January/February.


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.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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