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Research Assistant

Organisation
London School of Economics
Reference
VAC-14549
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Sector
Health & Medical
Location
London
Salary
Salary is competitive and not less than £29,296 pa inclusive of London allowance (pro rata)
Expiry Date
05/10/2018
LSE Health is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on the European Commission-funded IMPACT-HTA (Improved Methods and Actionable Tools for Enhancing Health Technology Assessment) project.

Job Description

LSE Health is an interdisciplinary research centre affiliated with the Department of Health Policy and offers a dynamic work environment for internationally excellent health policy, health economics, and health services research.

 

LSE Health is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on the European Commission-funded IMPACT-HTA (Improved Methods and Actionable Tools for Enhancing Health Technology Assessment) project, which will propose new and improved methods, tools and guidance for HTA decision-makers. The post holder will work in a work package that aims to develop evidence-based recommendations for the analysis and interpretation of non-randomised studies to inform health economic evaluations. The successful candidate will conduct a large-scale review and meta-analysis of discrepancies in treatment effects between randomised and non-randomised studies, contribute to the development of recommendations for analysing data from non-randomised studies, and pilot these recommendations in a case study.

 

Candidates will hold an MSc and will be close to completing a PhD, or have other research experience that demonstrates the capability to produce original research, particularly on systematic literature reviews, meta-analysis and evidence synthesis. They will show strong interest in methodological aspects of comparative effectiveness research and health technology assessment, evidence synthesis, and policy implications. Experience in meta-analysis methods, analysis of observational data, writing up and presenting complex academic research to peers and lay audiences is essential. Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills.

 

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

 

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

 

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

 

If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:  hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 October, 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.