Research Associate

Job summary

The Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation (CHEPI) was established in 2017 and is currently one of the largest and most active research centres at Imperial College Business School. CHEPI’s mission is to research incentives and environments that encourage individuals and organisations to make health-enhancing decisions. CHEPI is currently participating in over 13 large scale funded research projects involving faculty across Imperial...

Job listing information

  • Reference BUS00255
  • Date posted 28 May 2020
  • Closing date 2 July 2020

Job description

Job summary

The Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation (CHEPI) was established in 2017 and is currently one of the largest and most active research centres at Imperial College Business School. CHEPI’s mission is to research incentives and environments that encourage individuals and organisations to make health-enhancing decisions. CHEPI is currently participating in over 13 large scale funded research projects involving faculty across Imperial College London and other leading academic institutions.

To complement our existing faculty, researcher and student base, CHEPI is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Health Economics to contribute to a number of multi-disciplinary research projects run by the Centre, which require the use of a variety of economic analysis approaches and skills.

ASPIRES is an ESRC-funded project on the prevention of antimicrobial resistance through the optimisation of antibiotic use in surgical settings, with a focus on India and South Africa. This project involves a system dynamics modelling component that will support an economic evaluation of alternative interventions to optimise antibiotic use.

Children’s Places is a project funded by the Health Foundation aiming to explore how the health of secondary school children (aged 11 to 19) is influenced by the characteristics of the physical and virtual places in which they spend their time. The project involves assessing the relationship between measures of human capital and place-based economic and social outcomes building on theories and empirical evidence of human capital spill overs.

Public Health Impacts of UK’s Clean Air Zones is a project funded by the MRC aimed at exploring the health and health economic impacts of clean air zones in the UK, particularly in London and Birmingham. Researchers based at CHEPI will be responsible for identifying a suitable framework and measures for quantifying the economic aspects of these outcomes. Key dimensions include effects on individual welfare and productivity, impacts on businesses through changes in transport and consumption behaviours.

Duties and responsibilities

Conduct health economics research on a number of CHEPI’s existing multi-disciplinary projects; Co-author manuscripts for submission to high-impact international journals; Contribute towards the development of research grant applications; Support the continued growth of CHEPI.

Essential requirements

• PhD in health economics or equivalent
• Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of health economics or health policy
• Statistical / econometric analyses in research projects
• Communication and dissemination of academic research to a variety of audiences
• Ability to work as a key member of a multi-disciplinary team
• Flexible attitude towards work

Please see the Job Description for a full list of requirements.

Further information

This full-time post will commence in August 2020 for a fixed term of 24 months, with possibility of a further twelve months.

If you are interested in applying for the Advanced/ Senior Research Fellow level post, please see vacancy BUS00256 and please note that the vacancy will be filled by either an Advanced/ Senior Research Fellow or Research Associate.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Franco Sassi f.sassi@imperial.ac.uk or Dr Jack Olney jack.olney@imperial.ac.uk.

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
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  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
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In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.