Health Economist / Statistician

Opening Date:
20 Feb 2023
Closing Date:
20 Mar 2023
Salary Range:

School of Health and Social Work and the School of Life and Medical Sciences
FTE: 1 FTE (working 37 hours per week)
Duration of contract: Permanent
Salary: UH8 £42,155 – £53,353 pa depending on skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Do you have experience of working in a research environment, in areas relating to health or social care? The University of Hertfordshire is seeking to appoint a Health Economist / Statistician to play a key role in supporting strategic research development plans within the School of Health and Social Work incorporating the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC) and other growing research units and the School of Life and Medical Sciences, within the Centre for Health Services and Clinical Research (CHSCR)’s Clinical Trials Support Network.

The successful applicant will be ambitious and engaged with the vision of the University and the respective Schools, advising and supporting colleagues within multi-disciplinary teams on appropriate and innovative research methodology across multiple research projects in health and social care research. The postholder will enable growth in research grants that require health economic, economic and/or statistical analyses by developing high quality research funding proposals for a wide range of funding bodies, including the NIHR.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The person appointed will design and execute research studies and lead on elements of health economics/statistics within grant applications across both Schools contributing to research within the scope of new and ongoing projects. The postholder will seek external funding; working collaboratively with colleagues at the University and across partner / external organisations, creating opportunities to maximise the wider economic and social impact of research analyses, capturing relevant evidence to support impact. They will also contribute to research-informed teaching and learning objectives within the Schools.

Experience and Skills Required
Candidates must have proven experience working in a research environment in areas relating to health or social care, including collaborative partnerships with other HEI’s or external partners alongside experience of submitting funding applications as a lead or co-applicant. The ability to plan and manage own activities effectively, working with significant autonomy is essential. The successful candidate must have the ability to deal with sensitive material with strict confidentiality.

Qualifications Required
Masters degree or equivalent in economics, health economics, applied statistics or another quantitative subject such as operation research or applied mathematics; A PhD or equivalent training and experience is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

Contact Details / Informal Enquiries
Please get in touch with Dr David Wellsted ( in the first instance.
Closing Date: 20 March 2023
Interview Date: TBC
Reference Number: 048615
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