Postdoctoral Research Associate

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This full-time post is available from August 2020 on a fixed term basis until March 2022.

Summary of the role
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), a highly respected and well-established health technology assessment (HTA) group. This NIHR grant funded post is available from August 2020 until March 2022, with extension conditional on continued funding.

You will support HTA projects for NICE working with multidisciplinary teams of systematic reviewers, epidemiologists, statisticians, health economists, information specialists and clinical experts in producing responsive, high-quality outputs under strict deadlines.

The post will include, amongst other duties: to undertake research, and to work in collaboration as appropriate to the field of study; to communicate complex information orally, in writing and electronically and to contribute to the planning of research projects.

About you
You will have an interest in HTA and have good knowledge of at least one related field, e.g. clinical epidemiology, systematic reviewing, or health economics. Advanced knowledge of systematic review methods or health economic evaluation and modelling is desirable.

Applicants will either possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion), or an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Further information
Please contact Prof G.J. Melendez-Torres, e-mail

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

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