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Research Assistant/Associate in Health Economics

Research Assistant - £25,298 - £30,175 Research Associate - £29,301 - £38,183

We are offering an opportunity for a motivated health economist to join the growing number of health economists at the University of Cambridge. The post holder will be split 50/50 between the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR), a joint venture between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe.

The post holder will work on a number of economic evaluations and other studies with an economic or econometric component with a public health focus. The interventions evaluated by CEDAR are typically delivered outside of the NHS (for example in transport and urban policy) such that it is important to capture wider or multiple perspectives in terms of both costs and outcomes for different stakeholders. Thus this post will suit someone aspiring to work at the forefront of economics, with a desire to work across sectors (including environment, health, transport, and education) and methods (including microsimulation, health impact simulation, transport economics, economic evaluation, multi-criteria decision analysis, econometric analysis) in the pursuit of improving public health in innovative ways.

The successful candidate will hold a good first degree (2.1 or equivalent) in economics, public health, epidemiology or a related discipline with a PhD in health economics or a related area, or have equivalent experience. They will have excellent quantitative skills, and an ability to analyse and write up data for publication. They will have the desire and ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, possess good time management skills and the ability to cope with a variety of work demands and deadlines, with experience of research in the health care sector.

The post holder will work under the guidance of Dr Ed Wilson, Senior Research Associate in health economics, and will be primarily based on the University Forvie Site in the Institute of Public Health building which houses the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research along with a number of other groups including the Primary Care Unit and the MRC Biostatistics Unit.

The funds for this post are available until 30th September 2018.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Location - Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approx 2 miles south of city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Ed Wilson,

Closing date: 27th July 2017

Interview Date: 4th August 2017

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SN12597 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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