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Research Fellow - The Longer Term Effects of Health & Social Care Devolution
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BM&H-15417

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/03/2020

Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Available from 1st April 2020 until 28th February 2022 in the first instance.

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a role funded by The Health Foundation examining the effects of the health and social care devolution agreement for Greater Manchester.

You will work primarily under the supervision of Dr Alex Turner, Presidential Research Fellow in Health Economics, with support from Matt Sutton, Professor of Health Economics, and Dr Laura Anselmi, and Dr Yiu-Shing Lau. The project also involves a number of researchers at the University of Manchester, and you will join this diverse, mutli-disciplinary team. You will be based in the Health Organisation, Policy and Economics (HOPE) research group in the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care within the School of Health Sciences. This post is full-time and you will be office-based at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road (non-negotiable).

Your core duties will involve designing and leading quantitative analysis of the costs and impacts of health and social care devolution in Greater Manchester, preparation of research reports and journal articles, presentation of findings to academic and non-academic audiences, and networking with policy and practitioner communities. The research will involve the use of a number of large survey and administrative datasets. The findings of this research have the potential to guide the evolution of devolution both within Greater Manchester and across and beyond the UK.

Excellent first & Master’s degrees in economics or related subjects with substantial quantitative elements is essential, as is experience of applying advanced policy evaluation techniques, such as difference-in-difference methods. You should also hold or be close to submitting a PhD in economics or other relevant subject with a substantial quantitative element, or have an equivalent demonstrable research record. Knowledge of the background and process of devolution of health and social care, and related initiative implemented in Greater Manchester is desirable.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th or Friday 27th March 2020

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Alex Turner

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

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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