HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Job vacancy at ScHARR - Research Associate in Health Economics (Quantitative) for the SIPHER Consortium

We have a vacancy to join us at ScHARR, details are below.

Job Title: Research Associate in Health Economics (Quantitative) for the SIPHER Consortium 
Reference Number: UOS026028   
Salary: Grade 7: £31,866 - £33,797 per annum 
Details: This post is full time and fixed-term for a period of 24 months

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Regent Court - ScHARR

We have an exciting opportunity in the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) section of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) for someone looking to use their skills in quantitative data analysis. As a quantitative Research Associate you will join the SIPHER (Systems science in Public Health and Health Economics Research) consortium. 

Preventing ill health related to the “social determinants of health” requires well-coordinated policies across many sectors. SIPHER will deliver novel evidence of the costs and benefits of the complex, interlinked and long-term consequences of policy decisions. For further details of SIPHER, see https://sipher.ac.uk/

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in a social science subject using quantitative methods (or have equivalent experience). Your role will include: designing stated preference studies, preparing research ethics applications, assisting in the hosting of discussion group sessions, statistical analysis of stated preference data, econometric analysis of self-reported outcomes data, helping to disseminate research findings and helping to prepare funding applications. 

You will be part of Workstrand 6 (WS6) of the SIPHER consortium. This workstrand concerns social valuations of cross-sectoral outcomes and equity implications, to provide insight into how people value different policy outcomes (e.g. increased income versus improved health) and different distributions of outcomes (increased total income versus increased income inequality). 

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University. 

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. 

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 The link to apply for the vacancy can be found here: https://bit.ly/32WtB5v