Current Vacancies in ScHARR

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Design, Trials and Statistics (DTS)

Reference: UOS017230
Job Title: Research Assistant
Salary: Grade 6 (£25,728 - £29,799 per annum)
Closing date: 29 September 2017
This role is full-time and fixed-term for 18 months.

You will work closely with Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) staff, with Chief Investigators and Study Managers to
support the conduct of randomised controlled trials. You will work with Study Managers to obtain regulatory approvals,
recruit, set up and close down study sites and support participant recruitment and reporting.

You will also liaise with staff at study sites and undertake quality control responsibilities related to studies, including site
monitoring. You should have an undergraduate qualification in a related area or equivalent experience and experience of
working with clinicians, patients or research participants in a research or professional capacity.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter Rebecca Swift on r.d.swift@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 2988.

Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)

Reference: UOS017202
Job Title: Research Associate / Fellow in Health Economics and Decision Modelling
Salary:
Grade 7 (£30,688 - £38,833 per annum)
Grade 8 (£39,992 - £47,722 per annum)
Closing date: 11 October 2017
This role is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.

You will support research and consultancy programmes in the Section of Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS). The work will be focused on applied cost-effectiveness analysis and health economic modelling working on a range of
projects and with a range of funders including NHS organisations, government bodies and agencies, healthcare and
pharmaceutical companies, and research funders nationally and internationally. This will include work as part of the ScHARR
Technology Appraisal Group, which conducts analyses and reviews of submissions as part of the NICE process, modelling for,
economic evaluation around clinical trials, and methods development work relating to any of those areas. The mix of work will
be determined both by the needs of those work programmes and the expertise and interests of the successful candidate.

You will contribute to the writing of research and consultancy proposals and conduct analyses as part of a broad portfolio of
studies. We would expect those appointed to Research Fellow to lead proposals. You may also develop methodological work
and provide associated training on those methods. You will disseminate findings in peer-reviewed journals and contribute to/
ensure wider impact with decision makers.

You should have research experience in health economics and decision modelling. A track record of publication in
peer-reviewed journals and conference presentation is desirable (essential for Research Fellow).You should expect to
develop existing methodological research interests, complementary to those within HEDS. You will also contribute to the
development and delivery of Masters level teaching, supervision of postgraduate students and the provision of other types of
training. You should have a Masters Degree or equivalent in a numerate subject, for example, mathematics, operational
research, statistics or economics. A PhD in a health related discipline would also be desirable for this post.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter Andrea Shippam on a.shippam@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0693.

Reference: UOS017203
Job Title: Research Associate / Fellow in Health Economics
Salary:
Grade 7 (£30,688 - £38,833 per annum)
Grade 8 (£39,992 - £47,722 per annum)
Closing date: 11 October 2017
This role is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.

You will support research programmes in the Section of Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS). The research will be focused on applied
cost-effectiveness analysis and methods development across a range of research projects.

The research will primarily focus on economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, but will also include decision analytic
modelling in association with trial analysis and pre-trial modelling. The exact mix of work will be determined both by the
needs of our work programmes and the expertise and interests of the successful candidate. Other types of research that
could fit into this work programme include health state valuation and patient reported outcome measures studies, health
technology assessment and decision analytic modelling.

You will contribute to the writing of research proposals and conduct analyses as part of a broad portfolio of studies. We
would expect those appointed to research fellow to lead proposals. You will develop methodological work and provide
associated training on those methods. You will disseminate findings in peer-reviewed journals and contribute to/and ensure
wider impact with decision makers.

Applicants should have research experience in health economics, specifically relating to either cost-effectiveness analysis of
patient level data or decision analytic modelling. A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and conference
presentation is desirable (essential for the Research Fellow post). You should expect to develop existing methodological
research interests, complementary to those within HEDS. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of Masters
level teaching, supervision of postgraduate students and the provision of other types of training. You should have a
postgraduate qualification or equivalent in a numerate subject, for example, mathematics, operational research, statistics or
economics. A PhD in a health related discipline would also be desirable for this post.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter Ann Hilton on a.hilton@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0716.

Reference: UOS017149
Job Title: Research Assistant in Quantitative Methods
Salary: Grade 6 (£25,728 - £29,799 per annum pro-rata)
Closing date: 5 October 2017
This role is part-time (17.5 hours per week) and fixed-term for 2 years.

You will work within the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) Section (http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/heds) as part of the Sheffield Alcohol research group (SARG) (https://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ph/research/alpol) as part of a multidisciplinary team providing support to health economics/decision modelling research staff on a range of applied policy and methodological research with a particular focus on the effects of alcohol and of tobacco. The projects involve designing and undertaking health economic, statistical, and epidemiological modelling based analyses for policy and health technology
appraisal. The work is for a wide range of decision makers. The funders/customers include the Department of Health, Alcohol Research UK, and the major UK research councils.

Analysis of complex datasets and design of health economic models are key activities, as is methodological development to support the policy appraisal process. Approaches used within the projects include decision analytic modelling (e.g. Markov and discrete event simulations), optimisation techniques, and econometrics and multivariate statistical analyses. You will provide support to senior modellers, contribute to the design of evaluations, undertake supervised analyses and contribute to peer-reviewed reports, journals and conference presentations. You will also contribute to writing research and consultancy tenders. You will also contribute to the Section’s teaching responsibilities by delivering tutorials.

A graduate qualification in a numerate subject (e.g. statistics, economics, operational research, mathematics, or quantitative applied sciences or social sciences) is essential and a postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience is desirable.

This post is designed to undertake project work half-time and at the same time undertake part- time education on our Masters in Health Economics and Decision Modelling (http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/prospective_students/masters/hedm).

There is also the option for a candidate who is already fully qualified in Health Economic Modelling to take the role part-time without undertaking the MSc.

There are two posts available, one more focused on tobacco related research and the other more focused on alcohol related research.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter Gill Rooney on g.rooney@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0800.