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Senior Health Economist (2 posts, fixed-term)

Rehabilitation & Ageing

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £35,550 to £47,722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 14 September 2018
Interview Date:  Wednesday 03 October 2018
Reference:  MED209218

Applications are invited for two jointly funded posts based in the School of Medicine (SoM) and the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) for the East Midlands.

The posts will spend 50% of their time in the NIHR Research Design and Support (RDS) Service and 50% in the Health Economics Unit based in the Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing. They will be accountable to the Professor of Health Economics, Professor Marilyn James and the Director of the Nottingham Unit of the RDS, Dr Sarah Armstrong.The posts will play a School wide role across the SoM and with external research partners. The role holders will join an existing team of health economists within the SoM. This is an excellent opportunity to the SoM at Nottingham in its commitment to health economics. 

In the Health Economics Unit the successful candidates will work on a range of projects both new and existing. These will include a NIHR Programme Grant (ROWTATE): A Multicentre Research Programme to Enhance Return to Work after Trauma; a EME funded study BRIGhTMIND, Randomised double-blind controlled trial of connectivity guided theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation versus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment resistant moderate to severe depression; a NIHR RfPB MiPain - a RCT comparing intravenous Morphine with intravenous Paracetamol for pain relief in patients presenting with acute fractured neck of femur to the Emergency Department: and play an active role in developing new research. 

In the RDS role the successful candidates will provide expert methodological support and advice to researchers who are developing high quality applied health or social care research applications for submission to national peer reviewed funding streams. There will also be opportunities for the candidates to contribute to the delivery of short courses, workshops and seminars. 

The candidates must have a PhD in health economics or with a major component in health economics. They will have evidence of applying health economics methods in the health care setting and a publication record in applied health economics. Training and skills in health economics modelling and trials are required and experience in the various health economic evaluation methods.  Candidates must also have the ability to communicate well with researchers who have little or no knowledge of health economics. The posts will enable career development and the chance to demonstrate clear management and analytical skills to develop the role holders’ career.

The posts will be offered on fixed-term contracts until 30 September 2023. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week); however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week) split equally between SoM and RDS EM. Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Marilyn James or Dr Sarah Armstrong, Co-Director of the RDS EM, email: or Please note that applications sent directly to these emails will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.