Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics and Policy Innovation

Imperial College London Business School

Job summary

The Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation(CHEPI) was established in 2017 and is currently one of the largest and most active research centres at Imperial College Business School. CHEPI’s mission is to research incentives and environments that encourage individuals and organisations to make health-enhancing decisions. CHEPI is currently participating in over 13 large scale funded research projects involving faculty across Imperial...

Job listing information

  • Reference BUS00256
  • Date posted 28 May 2020
  • Closing date 2 July 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary Internationally competitive plus benefits
  • Department Business School
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching

Job description

Job summary

The Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation(CHEPI) was established in 2017 and is currently one of the largest and most active research centres at Imperial College Business School. CHEPI’s mission is to research incentives and environments that encourage individuals and organisations to make health-enhancing decisions. CHEPI is currently participating in over 13 large scale funded research projects involving faculty across Imperial College London and other leading academic institutions.

To complement our existing faculty, researcher and student base, CHEPI is seeking to appoint an Advanced or Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics to lead and contribute to a number of multi-disciplinary research projects run by the Centre, which require the use of a variety of economic analysis approaches and skills.

ASPIRESis an ESRC-funded project on the prevention of antimicrobial resistance through the optimisation of antibiotic use in surgical settings, with a focus on India and South Africa. This project involves a system dynamics modelling component that will support an economic evaluation of alternative interventions to optimise antibiotic use.

Children’s Placesis a project funded by the Health Foundation aiming to explore how the health of secondary school children (aged 11 to 19) is influenced by the characteristics of the physical and virtual places in which they spend their time. The project involves assessing the relationship between measures of human capital and place-based economic and social outcomes building on theories and empirical evidence of human capital spill overs.

Public Health Impacts of UK’s Clean Air Zones is a project funded by the MRC aimed at exploring the health and health economic impacts of clean air zones in the UK, particularly in London and Birmingham. Researchers based at CHEPI will be responsible for identifying a suitable framework and measures for quantifying the economic aspects of these outcomes. Key dimensions include effects on individual welfare and productivity, impacts on businesses through changes in transport and consumption behaviours.

Duties and responsibilities

Take a leading role in cutting-edge health economic research on CHEPI’s existing multi-disciplinary projects; Publish in high-impact health economics and general medicine journals; Contribute towards raising the international profile of CHEPI; Help shape CHEPI’s economics research agenda; Co-supervise MSc and PhD students, where possible; Develop your own research agenda; Lead and contribute to grant applications; Develop contacts, links and collaborations across Imperial College and with external collaborators, including the Centre for Health Policy, the Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare, the Big Data & Analytical Unit, Imperial’s Health Economics Group, the Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, and the School of Public Health.

Essential requirements

    • PhD or equivalent in health economics
    • A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals in the field of health economics, and related disciplines
    • Expertise in statistical and econometric analyses
    • Ability to communicate and disseminate academic research to a variety of audiences
    • Ability to plan and project manage research projects and tasks
    • Ability to work as a key member of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Flexible attitude towards work

Please see the Job Description for a full list of requirements

Further information

Advanced Research Fellow (£56,321 – £66,700); Senior Research Fellow (in excess of £69,080)

If you are interested in applying for the Research Associate level post, please see vacancy BUS00255 and please note that the vacancy will be filled by either an Advanced/ Senior Research Fellow or Research Associate.

This full-time post will commence in August 2020 for a fixed term of 24 months.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Franco Sassi f.sassi@imperial.ac.ukor Dr Jack Olney jack.olney@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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