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Research Assistant/Associate* in Health Economics (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant: £26,715 - £30,942

Research Associate*: £32,816 - £40,322

The Cambridge Research Methods Hub (CRMH), based within the University of Cambridge Primary Care Unit (PCU), is seeking to recruit a health economist to work with the newly appointed RAND Professor of Health Services Research, Steve Morris.

The post-holder will primarily work in the NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit (CPRU) a collaboration between UCL (GOS Institute of Child Health, Institute of Education, Department of Applied Health Research), University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, University of Oxford, Child Outcomes Research Consortium, Institute of Fiscal Studies and UCL Partners. They will work on the health economics element of the cross-cutting Health Economics Analysis and Data (HEAD) resource. Initially this will involve working on a programme of work investigating the economics of child maltreatment and domestic violence and abuse.

The post-holder will also be a key member of the CRMH, a research group with expertise in health economics, statistics and data management, as well as a member of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR), a joint venture between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe.

The post-holder will have a PhD in health economics or a related area or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. They will have knowledge and experience of health economics research methods, especially undertaking economic evaluations in health care. They will have strong quantitative skills and be highly proficient in the use of Excel and statistical software packages, e.g., Stata. Experience undertaking literature searches, excellent attention to detail, good time management skills and the ability to cope with a variety of work demands and deadlines is essential for this role.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be, awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of the start date). If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one they could be appointed as a Research Assistant if they have either a degree (and/or Master's) in a relevant area or have equivalent experience.

This is a full-time position and the funding for this post is available until 31st December 2023.

The post will be based in the Primary Care Unit, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR (approx. 2 miles south of Cambridge city centre). In addition, the post-holder will also be expected to work one day a week in London at GOS Institute of Child Health

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about this vacancy please contact Cassie Woodfin via e-mail to arrange a conversation or meeting with Professor Morris.

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Closing date: 1st December 2019

Interview Date: 16th December 2019

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 include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SN21320 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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