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Research Fellow Research Fellow in Health Economics: Project on Adjusting for Unmet Needs in Resource Allocation
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016075

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 28/01/2021

Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: starting as soon as possible to December 2022

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a project funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to analyse unmet need for health care in England and develop adjustements to the methods currently used by NHS England and Improvement to  allocate budgets to local organisations.

You will work with Dr Laura Anselmi and will receive additional supervision from Prof Matt Sutton. The project involves a multidisciplinary team of researchers primarily based at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and York and at the LSE.

This is a full-time post and the post-holder will be based at the University of Manchester, within the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care, in the School of Health Sciences, at the campus on Oxford Road. You may have to attend meetings or spend a period of time working in NHS England and Improvement offices in Quarry House, Leeds, during the appointment. The post is available as soon as possible and will be tenable on a fixed term basis until December 2022, in the first instance.

The core duties will involve designing and undertaking econometric analysis to measure unmet need across England and develop methodological improvements to the current resource allocation formulae. Duties will include obtaining and managing large administrative datasets, preparing research reports and journal articles, presenting findings to academic and non-academic audiences, and supporting NHS England and Improvement in the implementation of the methods developed. The findings of this research will inform the way in which the budget is allocated to local organisations in England.

Excellent first & Master’s degrees in economics (or equivalent) or related subjects with substantial quantitative elements is essential, as is experience of applying advanced econometric techniques to large administrative datasets. 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 organisation and financing of the NHS and of methods used for resource allocation in England is desirable.

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:

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: Dr Laura Anselmi


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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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