Job reference: BMH-022189
Salary: £44,414 to £54,421 per annum depending on relevant experience
Closing date: 13/06/2023
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division: Division of Population Health, Health Services Research And Primary Care
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 13/06/2023
Contract Duration: For 24 Months
School / Directorate : School of Health Sciences

Job Description

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow with expertise in economics or health economics to join the Health Organisation, Policy and Eonomics research group, based at the University of Manchester. The postholder will use econometric methods and large survey and administrative datasets to further our understanding of the links between welfare benefits and mental health. The successful candidate will work on an NIHR funded study looking at the mental health effects of Universal Credit (​​​​​​​). This study aims to understand the impact of the introduction of Universal Credit on mental health and wellbeing, the implications for health inequalities, and how these effects are moderated by variation in implementation across Great Britain.

The successful applicant will work with Professor Matt Sutton and Dr Luke Munford and will be based in the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. This is a full-time post that allows home working from within the UK, with the expectation that travel to Manchester and other areas of the UK for work-related reasons are viable on a regular basis. ​​​​​​​

Interviews will be held on 21st June 2023.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Matt Sutton or Luke Munford

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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