University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Researcher in Health Economics

United Kingdom

Closing in 10 days

Researcher in Health Economics

Oxford Population Health (Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford), Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF

The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) is a well-established group involved in a wide range of methodological and applied research projects, both national and international. These posts provide the opportunity to conduct health economic research on a wide range of large data sets collected as part of clinical trials, registries and administrative databases.

The focus across all projects is the application of health economics methods to patient-level data from trials and cohort studies to inform health policy. As a Researcher in Health Economics you will reviewing and summarising published literature; contributing to the set-up of international observational studies. The projects offer the opportunity for the successful applicants to enhance their skills in advanced health economic methodological approaches. The postholders will be supported in their career progression and will be encouraged to identify and take forward their own research interests, with a view to eventually developing their own portfolios of work.

To be considered, you will hold a Masters degree in a subject related to health economics. To be considered for grade 7, you will also have substantial research experience. Sufficient specialist knowledge of the discipline to work within established research programmes is essential for this post, as well as strong data analysis skills in statistical methods within health economics. You will have ability to work independently, effectively, and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team with excellent interpersonal communication skills. Experience of conducting economic evaluations (either alongside clinical trials or using decision models) would be desirable.

The post is full time (part time considered) and fixed term for 2 years in the first instance. The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday, 12 December 2023.

You will be required to upload a CV and a cover letter as part of your online application. The cover letter should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description.

Contact Person : NDPH Recruitment Team Vacancy ID : 169418 Contact Phone : 01865743629 Closing Date & Time : 12-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 -£44,263 per annum If no suitable applicant is forthcoming at Grade 7, an appointment on the Grade 6 scale (with appropriate adjustment of duties) may be considered.Grade 6: £32,332 – £38,205 per annum

Job details


Researcher in Health Economics


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 16, 2023

Application deadline

December 12, 2023

Job type



Business and Economics,Medicine,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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