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Senior Research Associate* in Health Economics (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Associate in Health Economics to work in the Cambridge Research Methods Hub (CRMH) in the Primary Care Unit of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. The CRMH is led by Prof. Stephen Morris, RAND Professor of Health Services Research and a health economist.

Research interests in any area of health economics are encouraged, but given the duties of the post, skills and expertise in undertaking economic evaluations and discrete choice experiments in the early detection of cancer are essential. The post-holder will also be a member of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR), a joint venture between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe.

*NB: The status of Senior Research Associate is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate if approved by the Faculty Board of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Main duties and responsibilities of the job:

1) Lead health economics activities across the CRUK International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED), providing health economics support and advice for evaluating new early cancer detection technologies, and actively collaborating with other researchers at the University of Cambridge and other ACED Centres to advance thinking and methodologies around the economics of early detection of cancer.

2) Lead and undertake the health economic analysis being conducted as part of the Integrated Diagnostic Solution for Early Detection of Oesophageal Cancer (DELTA) Project including a discrete choice experiment to analyse preferences for the Cytosponge®-TFF3 test and a cost-utility analysis and budget impact analysis of the new Cytosponge®-TFF3 test clinical pathway versus current practice.

Applicants should possess a PhD in health economics or a related discipline or have equivalent qualifications or have equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate skills and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Undertaking economic evaluations in the early detection of disease
  • Undertaking discrete choice experiments in health care
  • Using statistical packages (e.g., Stata) and MS Excel
  • Writing and contributing to publications in internationally refereed journals on health economics topics as well as making conference presentations
  • Good time management skills and the ability to cope with a variety of work demands and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and collaborate with other researchers
  • Liaising with Principal Investigators on health economics aspects of study design, protocol development, data analysis and report writing
  • Providing health economics input into clinical trials
  • Successful research grant funding in health economics from EITHER external funding bodies as Principal Investigator and/or co-applicant OR a fellowship application
  • Teaching and supervising students at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels

This is a full-time positon and funding is available until 31 March 2024.

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Cassie Woodfin ¿

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Closing Date: 5 October 2020

Interview Date: 19 October 2020

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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SN23987 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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