This new Departmental Development post funded with Research Capability Funding from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Integrated Care Board (ICB), offers an exciting opportunity for an individual with training in health economics, and who has a particular interest in population health, to further develop their career as an academic health economist. The post holder will embed in one local authority for up to 20 per cent of the time. This post will build on existing partnerships and regional research strengths in the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing, School of Health and Social Wellbeing, UWE Bristol to help drive the research culture within our local government and implement evidence-based change across the integrated care system.
The main purpose of this post is to contribute to the wider integrated care system through the Centre and School’s portfolio of high quality, applied population and public health research. In particular, the post focuses on the application of economic analyses to evaluate the population health impact and value of programmes, services and changes to the environment based on evidence from a range of study designs. You will also advise on the collection, curation, analysis and synthesis of population health data and evidence, including economic value and cost. You will have a strong understanding of the wider determinants of population health at systems level, experience in the design and critical appraisal of economic evaluation from a range of perspectives.
It is expected that applicants will have a PhD or equivalent professional experience in a population health science or closely related discipline (or near completion) and a Master’s degree in health economics or closely related discipline or equivalent professional experience in health economics or a closely related discipline. Candidates will need enthusiasm, excellent numeracy and writing skills and be keen to work within multi-disciplinary teams to develop and conduct high quality research. The Centre and School have an excellent track record of attracting research funding. If, in the longer term, the post-holder is interested in applying for a fellowship to pursue their own research interests, members of the wider school can provide expert guidance and support.
The post commencing in October 2022 has funding for 12 months in the first instance, with a firm option to extend for a further 12 months beyond that date. The post holder will be expected to work with the integrated care system to provide reasonable input on specific issues when appropriate during and up to 12 months post-completion of the award. The closing date for applications to this post is Thursday 29th September 2022. Interviews will be held on Monday 17th October 2022.
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Jane Powell: Tel: +441173288489 (leave a message if no answer in person)/ email: Jane.Powell@uwe.ac.uk
This post is fixed term for 12 months.