Senior Research Associate/Research Associate

Requisition ID:  26079

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  5 Sep 2023



Research Associate: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum

Senior Research Associate: £45,585 to £48,350 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 22 October 2023



The Role

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate/Research Associate in health economics to join the Health Economics Group in the Population Health Sciences Institute. 


You will lead, develop and undertake economic evaluations including the supervision of earlier career researchers, development of funding proposals, analysis plans, costing of interventions, data collection and analysis, outcome valuation and decision analytic modelling.  


You should be highly motivated, with strong quantitative skills and be willing to contribute across different areas of health economics.  At both levels you would be expected to have completed an MSc in Health Economics (or a closely related subject) as a minimum.  You will be encouraged to develop your own areas of research, support on-going projects, including supervision of other researchers.


You will be part of a thriving health economics group and must be willing to work in multidisciplinary teams and institutions. 


As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed three levels of research role profiles.  These profiles set out firstly, the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly, the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.


The post is full-time, fixed term for 2 years.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be made to Luke Vale (


Key Accountabilities

•    Show academic leadership in health economics in the Health Economic Group and the Population Health Science Institute.

•    Develop research proposals and funding bids for prestigious funders (e.g., NIHR, MRC, ESRC), and be successful in obtaining funding.

•    Plan and lead high quality research, project managing the research activity, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team.  Plan the research to be undertaken, as a self-contained item or as part of a broader programme.

•    Conduct work related to the methodological development, design and conduct of economic evaluation including costing of interventions; data collection and analysis; outcome valuation; decision analytic modelling.

•    Carry out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and to an appropriate standard. 

•    Publish in high quality peer reviewed journals and disseminate findings at conferences nationally and internationally.

•    Undertake teaching of health economics on the Institute and Faculty of Medical Science postgraduate and undergraduate courses as required.

•    Collect and organise data; ensure that research activity and data is consistent with current research governance instructions and Data Protection legislation; ensure that research activity and data collection and management meet the demands of new instructions and legislation as these come into effect and keep appropriate records.

•    Identify and undertake a programme of professional development, including further training in research methods and other transferable skills.

•    To contribute to the activities of the Health Economics Group at Newcastle University.

•    Carry out administrative tasks and other duties to support the Population Health Sciences Institute as required by the Dean.

The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

•    Significant experience of conducting research in the areas of economic evaluation, and/or outcome valuation.
•    Ability to work independently and as part of the research project team.
•    Ability to prioritise key tasks.
•    Demonstrable ability to work in a range of education settings and situations.
•    Ability to carry out research project work within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard.
•    Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with others.
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect research/personal data according to protocols and principles of good research practice.
•    Ability to prepare reports and papers for presentation at national and international conferences and meetings.
•    Experience of preparing research proposals for submission to competitive funding organisations (e.g., NIHR, research councils).
•    Evidence of ability to write for high quality peer reviewed publications with a publication record at a national level.
•    Evidence of skills in using relevant statistical and economic modelling packages and the ability to undertake modelling of study data.

•    Experience of research on methodological aspects of economic evaluation.
•    Experience of supervising less experienced staff and postgraduate students.
•    Teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an academic setting.


•    PhD in Health Economics or a closely related subject or equivalent experience.


Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26079