Current Vacancies in ScHARR

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Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)

Reference: UOS016295
Job Title: Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics
Salary: Grade 9, £49,772 - £55,998 per annum, with potential to progress to £64,894 per annum
Closing date: 21 June 2017
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years.

You will work within the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) Section of ScHARR, undertaking health economics
and cost-effectiveness analysis research on a range of applied policy and methodological research, mainly funded through the
Department of Health’s Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health Care Interventions (EEPRU)
( You will lead and support health economic projects within EEPRU and HEDS and will be actively
encouraged to develop your own independent methodological interests/ programme of research.

We are seeking candidates with a broad set of skills and experience. Specific requirements will be determined by the needs
of the work programmes and may include: cost-effectiveness analyses (e.g. Markov and discrete event simulations), literature
reviews/appraisal, statistical and policy analysis. You will work with colleagues to scope research questions, design
evaluations, develop methodological work, undertake cost-effectiveness analyses and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed
journals. You will contribute to post-graduate level teaching and supervision including developing and delivering materials.

You should have experience of leading research projects in health economics including designing and developing evaluations
within health care. A track of record of grant capture, independence and project/programme management are essential, as
is a substantial publication record in peer reviewed journals and conference presentation. You should have a Master’s degree
or equivalent in a numerate subject (e.g. mathematics, operational research, statistics, economics) and a PhD in a related

For informal enquiries, please contact Allan Wailoo on or Roberta Ara on

Reference: UOS016294
Job Title: Research Associate in Public Health Policy Modelling
Salary: Grade 7, £30,175 - £38,183 per annum, with potential to progress to £41,709 per annum
Closing date: 21 June 2017
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years.

You will work on the development of agent based public health policy models, with a specific focus on the international,
inter-disciplinary project CASCADE (Calibrated Agent Simulations for Combined Analysis of Drinking Etiologies), funded by
the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The CASCADE project is a five-year collaboration between four world-leading centres in public health research: The
University of Sheffield (UK), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto), the Public Health Institute (California)
and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). You will be based in the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group at the University of
Sheffield and will work closely with colleagues at the partner institutions to deliver the core aims of CASCADE.

The role involves developing a new, transformative, modelling framework for the assessment of alcohol policies and
interventions. Within the framework, you will develop agent-based models of alcohol use behaviours and epidemiological
models relating alcohol use to alcohol-attributable harm. You will use model calibration techniques to fit these models to
empirical data in settings in the US and UK over the last 40 years. You will implement the modelling framework in
open-source software and use it to analyse a number of alcohol policies with relevance to US and UK settings, such as
taxation policy and minimum legal drinking age.

The role requires a keen enthusiasm to work across disciplinary boundaries in developing world-class and transformative
research in the modelling of social behaviours. During the project you will be able to draw on world-leading expertise in
alcohol use behaviours, agent-based modelling, Bayesian model calibration, epidemiology and public health policy modelling
including impact on health and economic outcomes.

For informal enquiries, please contact Robin Purshouse on or
on 0114 222 5618.

Health Services Research (HSR)

Reference: UOS016256
Job Title: Research Associate
Salary: Grade 7, £30,175 - £38,183 per annum
Closing date: 19 June 2017
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 17 months from 1 August 2017.

The Centre for Emergency and Urgent Care Research (CURE), in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
requires a Research Associate to manage projects and undertake key research tasks in this exciting and growing health
services field. The individual will join an existing team of researchers and will have the opportunity to collaborate in designing
and managing research projects in the field of urgent and emergency care. The post will involve analysing and interpreting
quantitative routine NHS data in order to address specific key clinical and service priorities and disseminating these findings
to a wide audience, including writing academic journal articles. There will be opportunities to use other research skills such
as literature reviewing and qualitative data collection and analysis. A willingness to travel to research sites is essential.

During the course of this 17 month appointment, you will work across two projects: 1) The CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber
(Y&H) Avoiding Attendances and Admissions Theme and 2) The Connected Health Cities Project. These are two major
programmes of work with a focus on using routine linked NHS data to address the challenges facing emergency and urgent

You will have a good honours degree in a Health or Social Science related discipline, and a Masters or PhD in an appropriate
topic (or equivalent experience). You will also have experience of working in an academic or health context, with an interest
in urgent and emergency care and experience of quantitative research, including the use of statistical software packages. You
will also be able to prioritise and manage workloads in line with project priorities, have an awareness of ethics and
governance requirements for health and social care research and will also be an effective communicator and good team

For informal enquiries, please contact Colin O'Keeffe: or 0114 222 0780.