Research Associate in Health Economics

Imperial College London Department of Surgery and Cancer

Job summary

We are looking for a Research Associate in Health Economics to join our team. The post is funded by NIHR London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (London IVD) to carry out research in health economics and early health technology assessment, to complement a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods already employed within the core methodology team of London IVD, which include health economics, human factors, stakeholder analysis,...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED03266
  • Date posted 12 July 2022
  • Closing date 9 August 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location Various locations
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £41,593 – £49,210 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Surgery & Cancer
  • Category Researcher / Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

We are looking for a Research Associate in Health Economics to join our team.

The post is funded by NIHR London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (London IVD) to carry out research in health economics and early health technology assessment, to complement a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods already employed within the core methodology team of London IVD, which include health economics, human factors, stakeholder analysis, clinical pathway mapping, adoption studies and laboratory validation. The appointee will practise health technology assessment on commercially supplied devices, as well as carry out research to improve efficiency and efficacy of evidence generation. This research may involve travelling to sites other than Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trusts or Imperial College London. The appointee will be working in a small but dynamic group carrying out multi-disciplinary research projects and, is expected to submit publications to high quality peer reviewed journals, and to attract external research funding.

Duties and responsibilities

    • To carry out research in health technology assessment within London IVD
    • To develop and integrate existing research methods for evidence generation
    • To contribute to funding bids for research grants
    • To take initiatives in the planning of research
    • To carry out interviews, focus groups and conduct data analysis
    • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
    • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
    • To write reports for submission to research sponsors and industry partners
    • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences
    • To submit publications to refereed journals
    • To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
    • To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community
    • To promote the reputation of the Group, the Department and the College
    • To provide guidance to PhD Students
    • To conduct and plan own scientific work with appropriate supervision.
    • To maintain highly organised and accurate record of experimental Work.
    • To actively participate in the research programme of the Group and Unit
    • To publish in high quality journals and to present data at national and international meetings.

Essential requirements

    • PhD in health economics, health innovation management, health technology assessment or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
    • Knowledge of (early) health economic evaluation methods
    • Knowledge of (early) health technology assessment methods
    • Knowledge of qualitative research methods
    • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
    • Dealing with specific groups of people, e.g. industry, clinicians and patients
    • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including interview, focus group, health economics
    • Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses
    • Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature
    • Ability to develop and apply new concepts

Further information

This is a Full Time and Fixed Term position for 12 months.

Should you have any queries please contact Ms Naoko Jones (Programme Manager) n.jones@imperial.ac.uk.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range of £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.

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