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Job id: 091906. Salary: Research Fellow: £51,974 to £61,021 per annum; Senior Research Fellow: £62,696 to £66,198 per annum including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 27 June 2024. Closing date: 25 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Department of Population Health Sciences.

Contact details: Professor Julia Fox-Rushby.

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Research.

About Us

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19), and has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*).  We have more than 33,500 students of whom nearly 13,500 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses from 150 countries.  Our Strategic Vision 2029 seeks to inspire and support those who will rise to the challenge of solving the world’s most pressing problems.

The School of Life Course & Population Sciences is one of five Schools that make up the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College London. The School unites over 400 experts in women and children’s health, nutritional sciences, population health and the molecular genetics of human disease. Our research links the causes of common health problems to life’s landmark stages, treating life, disease and healthcare as a continuum. We are interdisciplinary by nature and this innovative approach works: 91 per cent of our research submitted to the Subjects Allied to Medicine (Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences and Women's Health cluster) for REF 2014 was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. We use this expertise to teach the next generation of health professionals and research scientists. More information:

This post will be based in Health Economics for Life Sciences and Medicine (HELM) located in the Department of Population Health Sciences.

About the role

We are seeking an excellent Senior Research Fellow or Research Fellow in Health Economics who relishes the challenges of applying economic evaluations in new ways and seeks to push forward the field of health economics.  The post involves review, development and testing of economic decision models, economic analysis alongside clinical trials and observational studies, and the development of applied and methodological research proposals.  All research will be collaborative within multi-disciplinary teams.  The post-holder will additionally support the development of early career researchers and lead areas of administrative responsibility and strategic development for HELM.

If you are an enthusiastic, collaborative health economist who enjoys the creative challenges of working across disciplines and is looking to develop the role and reach of health economics, this position will suit you well. Strong communication skills in both writing and presenting are essential to the role. The post holder will have advanced knowledge of research methods and techniques for economic evaluation.

In addition to working with the Professor of Health Economics, the post holder will collaborate with other academics active in statistical, clinical, and epidemiological research as well as health economists working on econometric and decision models, applied economic evaluations and systematic reviews.

There will be excellent support for career development, including time for technical, academic, and professional development courses, personal mentoring and attending conferences. The Centre for Research Staff Development also offers interactive workshops and supports networking.

This is a full-time post (35 Hours per week) for a fixed term contract until 30 April 2027.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria for Research Fellow

  1. PhD qualified in a relevant subject area (or equivalent or pending results) e.g. heath economics, health services research, applied or behavioural economics, operational research
  2. Evidence of completed excellent methodological and/or applied research in economic evaluation alongside trials or quasi-experimental studies
  3. Working practical knowledge of using decision models for economic evaluation
  4. Excellent quantitative data analysis and data visualisation techniques
  5. Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  6. Consistent contributions to organisational administration and teams
  7. Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex scientific data to non-specialists

Essential criteria for Senior Research Fellow

  1. PhD qualified in a relevant subject area (or equivalent or pending results) e.g. heath economics, health services research, applied or behavioural economics, operational research.
  2.  Evidence of highly reputable applied and/or methodological research in economic evaluation (including clinical trials and/or quasi-experimental studies and decision models).
  3. Evidence of published high impact, peer-reviewed papers for submission to the Research Excellence Framework
  4. Excellent quantitative data analysis and data visualisation techniques.
  5. Excellent track record of successful research grants submitted and won as Co-I.
  6. Productive supervisory or leadership experience in an area of research related to Health Economics for Life Sciences and Medicine.
  7.    Evidence of submitting research findings within agreed timeframes.
  8.  Able to interpret and communicate complex scientific data clearly to non-specialists.
  9. Demonstrable ability to contribute consistently to organisational administration and development of individuals and teams. 

Candidates are strongly encouraged to specifically address the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification in their covering letter.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

For informal enquiries, please contact Julia Fox-Rushby

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held on Thursday 15th August 2024.

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

This post is subject to Occupational Health clearances.