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Research Associate in Health Economics

  • igor.francetic 
  • Full Time
  • Manchester
  • 34,308 GBP / Year

Website The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester invites applications for the post of Research Associate in Health Economics. This position offers the opportunity to contribute to a stream of work focusing on economic issues in the supply of health care in the English NHS. The post is available for 12 months in the first instance, starting on the 1st of October 2022.

You will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Manchester contributing equally to two projects funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and focusing on supply-side factors in health care.

The role will involve managing administrative data and applying a combination of econometric and micro-economic techniques, contributing to collaborative research and the production of papers published in scientific journals.

This is a full-time post and the post-holder will be based at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road, with the option of hybrid working.

You will need an excellent undergraduate and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, health economics or a similar discipline, with a substantial quantitative element. You will also need to demonstrate understanding of micro-economics, health care economics, and micro-econometrics or advanced statistics for applied health research. Experience of managing and analysing complex administrative or survey data and a working knowledge of Stata and/or R are essential. Knowledge of the English health and social care system, knowledge of health research, and a PhD in economics or health economics are desirable.

The successful applicant will work closely with Dr Igor Francetic, Research Fellow in Health Economics, Dr Rachel Meacock, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, and Prof Matt Sutton, Professor of Health Economics. The post holder will be part of 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. The post is also linked to the NIHR ARCGM, a collaboration between the University of Manchester and the Greater Manchester health and care system. Our work is directly informed by the needs of both this system and the  local population. Our over-arching goal is to improve the health of the GM population and the quality and sustainability of the health and social care they receive. We aim to achieve this by coproducing excellent research in areas prioritised by the system and by enhancing its impact through supported implementation into policy and practice.

Salary: Grade 6 £34,308 to £42,155 per annum, depending on relevant experience.

Duration: Fixed term from 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2023 in the first instance.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews to Dr Igor Francetic, Email:

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