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UKCTAS periodically employs research/administrative staff and funds PhD students.

Location: Sheffield
Department: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Group: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Job Ref: UOS019010
Contract: Fixed term for 3 years

Closing date: 23rd May 2018

Research Associate / Fellow in Health Econometrics

We are seeking to appoint an Econometrician at either Research Associate (Grade 7) or Research Fellow (Grade 8) level. The post is within the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) section of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). You will be managed by Dr Monica Hernandez.

You will work as a specialist in the econometrics of health, supporting a range of projects that each aim to develop and apply new and existing econometric methods to a range of health economic and public health topics. You will be responsible for contributing to this programme of methodological and applied work, developing, testing, refining and applying a range of microeconometric techniques. A key project you will be involved in involves modelling spatial and temporal variations in alcohol consumption typologies using non-randomised data, but other applications include modelling health state utility values and joint modelling of wellbeing and utility measures. You will be actively encouraged to develop your own methodological interests and to provide specialist support to public health analysts, health economists and decision modellers across ScHARR.

This is an opportunity for a very technical applicant to work on high impact studies in the area of health economics. We welcome applications from those currently involved in other areas of econometrics and will provide training to those coming from outside the health field. Ideally you will hold PhD in microeconometrics or have similar experience.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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Department: Centre for Behaviour Change
Location: London
Grade: 6/7
Hours: Fulltime
Salary: Dependant on gradGrade 6B: £30,316 - £31,967 per annume

Application Deadline: 26th May 2018

Research Assistant/Associate in Behaviour Change

We are seeking a behaviour scientist with an outstanding track record and an interest in working on the ‘Human Behaviour-Change Project’ to push forward the boundaries of our understanding of behaviour change interventions. For more information about the project, please see

This post will involve assisting in the development of the Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology, containing taxonomies of intervention techniques, usage by the target population, mechanisms of action, target behaviours, population and settings. The role will require close liaison with experts in the field of behaviour change as well as with computer scientists and system architects. The post-holder will also contribute to the annotation of the published research literature, which will be used to train the artificial intelligence system. They will also help co-ordinate and manage the work of this highly complex project, and with organising the dissemination of project information to key groups of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for advancing both theory and practice in behaviour change interventions, a good knowledge of behavioural science evidence, methods and theory and the ability to apply this knowledge to a wide range of topics. They will have strong organisational skills and be able to manage a varied workload. They will have to ability to build rapport with academic collaborators from other disciplines and to learn about those disciplines.

The position is funded until November 2020 in the first instance.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Susan Michie, (+44 (0)207 679 5930)

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Previous Vacancies

Research Associate in Public Health & Policy

Reference: MS5741
Stipend: Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833 p.a.
Department: Department for Health
Contract: Temp for 6 months

Closed: 22nd April 2018

Tobacco Policy Manager

Reference: R0074860
Contract: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Islington, London

Closed: 13th March 2018

Research Associate in Public Health Modelling

Reference: UOS017846
Contract: Grade 7 - Full Time
Department: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Closed: 5th January 2018