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Research Associate in Health Economics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: M&HS-07360

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/12/2015

Salary: £30,738 to £32,600 per annum according to relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Medical & Human Sciences

Division: ZZ Do not use Centre for Health Economics

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Until 31 August 2017

School / Directorate: ZZ Do not use Institute of Population Health

The University of Manchester, invites applications from candidates with experience of economic evaluation for the post of Research Associate in Health Economics.  The post is available immediately and tenable on a fixed term basis up to 31 August 2017 in the first instance.

You will join the Manchester Centre for Health Economics. The post involves implementing the economic workstream, led by Professor Katherine Payne, for an MRC Stratified Medicine funded consortium: Psoriasis Stratification to Optimise Relevant Therapy (PSORT). The PSORT consortium is led by Professor Chris Griffiths who is the Foundation Professor of Dermatology at The University of Manchester.

The economic workstream centres on identifying and quantifying the incremental costs and benefits, and key drivers of cost effectiveness, of using two stratified approaches in the management of patients with psoriasis.  Two model-based economic analyses will provide information on the relative cost effectiveness of the new stratified approaches, which is necessary, but not sufficient evidence in terms of understanding whether the promised benefits will translate into patient health gain. The potential influence of new stratified approaches on clinicians prescribing behaviour and patients views will also be quantified, using stated preference methods, to understand how acceptable the proposed stratified approaches will be when ultimately made available in routine clinical practice.

You should have a postgraduate qualification in health economics or equivalent experience. You should have knowledge of decision analytic model-based economic evaluation and design and analysis of discrete choice experiments. Previous experience of the design of decision analytic model-based economic evaluations and a proven track record of publications in high quality journals is desirable. Previous experience of working in a multidisciplinary research team would be advantageous.

The Institute of Population Health is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Institute received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Katherine Payne


and about PSORT to

Professor Chris Griffiths



Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

The Interviews will take place on 5 January 2016.

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