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Senior Health Economist & Methodologist - Oxford – Up to £57k Salary D.o.E

The Company

A public health consultancy that works with the NHS, research and industry to identify, develop and spread innovation that will benefit patients, services and economies. You will be a part of the strategic and industry partnerships team.

This team is dynamic and high achieving, committed to working with innovators and industry to build evidence for innovations that can address current and future system needs. The team is well connected to the regional life science innovation ecosystem and is part of a national ‘Innovation Exchange’.

The Role

Main Duties:

  • Strategic Support: Assist innovators and industry partners in planning and designing evidence generation strategies for health economics and outcomes.

  • Collaborative Evaluation: Collaborate closely with innovators and industry partners to assess the impact of healthcare technologies.

  • Impact Assessment: Evaluate clinical and economic impacts to facilitate outcomes-based decision-making within the NHS.

  • Knowledge Transfer: Support NHS partners in comprehending the benefits, opportunities, and challenges related to the adoption of novel health technologies.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Conduct evaluations and economic assessments adhering to established methodologies and reflecting current best practices.

  • Design and develop transparent and user-friendly economic models, including budget impact, cost consequence, cost benefit and cost-utility models appropriate for the audience and decision-making processes.

  • Develop models and evaluation frameworks, employing mixed-method approaches to evaluate a range of health technology types and in different clinical disciplines

  • Conduct systematic and targeted literature reviews.

  • Advise Innovators and Industry partners on the criteria and pathways for adopting and procuring healthcare solutions across different care settings.

  • Engage with healthcare professionals, managers, and commissioners and various levels to understand challenges and needs, to scope future opportunities for evaluation.

  • Develop interview and research protocols that support specific projects across diverse clinical, patient, and care pathways, and conduct stakeholder interviews to build evidence where needed.

  • Construct models of complex pathways in different clinical settings, collaborating with various stakeholders, and including financial and non-clinical data to enable comprehensive qualitative and quantitative assessments.

  • Be an integral part of a team of methodologists within Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley, offering support for the team's development.

  • Perform data analyses to ensure the validity and reliability of studies, with thorough evidence and support.

  • Adhere to the Trust’s Information Governance Framework, particularly in assessing various data types and implementing the necessary data protocols to ensure safety, security, and confidentiality.

  • Help secure funding for specific economic assessments from various sources, including grants, charities, and industry.

  • Prepare case studies and develop manuscripts/publications for submission to high-quality journals, including peer-reviewed journals.

  • Provide training and knowledge-sharing internally within the organisation.

  • Communicate and present work to both specialist and non-specialist audiences to ensure that key messages are understood.

  • Exchange specialist information with colleagues from related disciplines and provide highly specialised advice as needed.

  • Maintain a high standard of work to support the timely, quality-focused, and cost-effective delivery of projects.

  • Support the organisation in upholding its values, vision, and mission, both within the SIP team and across the organisation.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, organised with a committed attitude. 
The post-holder's portfolio will encompass evaluations of various technology types, including AI, Diagnostics, Med Tech, Digital Health, Pharmaceuticals, and pathway and service innovations, at different stages of development.


Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to MSc level or equivalent in Economics, Health Economics, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial, or commercial experience.

  • Proficient in developing cost-effectiveness and budget impact models from scratch in MS Excel, with 2 to 3 years of experience in health economics modelling.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development.

  • Proven track record of evaluating diagnostic tests and/or medical devices.

  • Competence in qualitative and quantitative research, including interviewing, and familiarity with appropriate research techniques.

  • Proficiency in various computer programs, with experience in data presentation and analysis.

  • Publication record or a pipeline of papers in relevant and peer-reviewed journals. Knowledge of information governance and the management of diverse data sets.

  • Able to handle complex information and elicit key points for discussion and presentation.

  • Ability to build effective partnerships, common purpose and shared understanding across a range of diverse and competing views.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with industry, service providers, commissioners, clinical, academic and all levels of staff.

  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills, and ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication.

  • Actively contribute to health economics team, and presence through posters, abstracts, academic publications, and presentations at academic conferences

  • Proven ability to carry out economic evaluations – modelling 2-3 year.

  • Knowledge and experience of the application of alternative decision frameworks for complex decision making.

  • Proven mixed methods evaluations (qualitative and quantitative methods) research skills.

  • Ability to provide and receive highly complex information and to overcome barriers to understanding.

  • Ability to communicate impact to relevant budget holders and provide relevant business cases.

  • Ability to conduct a detailed review of literature.

  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts including analytical frameworks.

  • Willingness to develop methodologies to evaluate medical devices and technologies.

  • Provides consistent and effective support to the Lead Health economist & Methodologist. Diagnostics & Precision Medicine to enable the delivery of a highly effective programme.

  • Demonstrable commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes.

  • Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and co-operative.

  • Willingness to work out of normal working hours may be required if project deadlines demand it.

  • Flexible attitude towards work.

  • Proven history of working well in teams. Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others.

  • Uses evidence to make improvements, seeks out innovation.

  • Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times.

  • Ability to prioritise and organise own work in response to deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Plans and implements new ways of working, facilitating collaborative working across the health economy.

  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems.

  • Advanced computer skills including a building a decision tree, Markov model and perform sensitivity analysis in Microsoft excel.

  • Proficient in the use of other Microsoft products and also specialist software packages relevant to the role

  • Able to drive across the Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley region.

  • Willingness to travel both within the United Kingdom and abroad to conduct research and attend conferences.

  • Demonstrated capability to manage own workload and make informed decisions in the absence of required information, working to set timescales.

Desirable Criteria:

  • PhD or equivalent in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Health Management, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial, or commercial experience.

  • Experience with statistical packages such as STATA and Minitab.

  • Experience in the evaluation of digital technologies.

  • Understanding of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence.

  • Be innovative, creative and agile in approach and according to our values, increasing the range and skills of the clients, stakeholders and partners.

  • Use of real-world and large datasets to generate analyses to support decision making.

What should you do next?

This Senior Health Economist & Methodologist role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work with a Public Health Consulting Business. to discuss this role further or to find out about other roles I’m currently working on, please get in touch or hit apply to submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the UK or European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Recruitment acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

If there are any arrangements or adjustments, we can make to assist you at interview then please let us know and we'll be more than happy to assist.


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Ben Laskey

Market Access and HEOR

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