Health Economist (2 posts) (fixed term)

Closing Date
Monday, 7th December 2020
Job Type
Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The role holders will be accountable to the Professor of Health Economics, Professor Marilyn James, and will work with colleagues across the School of Medicine (SoM) and with external research partners. Experience in health economics within clinical trials is essential for the senior role and desirable at the junior level, and experience in health economic modelling is desirable.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of health economics at Nottingham.

NCTU’s mission is to conduct high quality, high impact multicentre trials to improve health and well-being. NCTU has a broad portfolio of studies to evaluate drugs, devices and complex interventions and design and conduct methodological research in trials. Results from our research is published in high impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. 

The junior post will have an MSc in health economics; the senior will have, or be near to completing a PhD in health economics or equivalent professional experience. 

Some of the current NIHR-funded projects include: (1) CAUTI, Catheter Against Urinary Tract Infection Trial, a randomised trial of antimicrobial-impregnated urinary catheters for long-term indwelling urinary catheter users; (2) POINT, A multi-centre randomised trial of surgery versus non-surgical splint treatment for proximal phalanx shaft finger fractures in adults; (3) ROWTATE,  Multicentre Research Programme to Enhance Return to Work after Trauma. 

The full range of opportunities in economic evaluation are encompassed from project inception and design to completion and analysis. The posts are ideal for health economists who wish to gain career experience and a track record in publications. The candidates must have the ability to communicate well with researchers who have little or no knowledge of health economics.

The posts will be offered on a full time or part-time (minimum 29h per week), fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months with possibility of extension.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Marilyn James, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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