Senior Consultant: Systematic Reviews York Health Economics Consortium

Senior Consultant: Systematic Reviews York Health Economics Consortium

Salary: £38,000 - £50,000

Company: YHEC

Closing Date: March 30, 2020

We are looking to recruit a Senior Reviewer to undertake systematic reviews and other review activity on a wide range of project types in our Review and Information Services (RIS) work stream. We are a health economics research and consulting company owned by, and based at, the University of York. We provide consultancy and research to a wide range of public and private sector bodies. Our clients include:

  • Government bodies, such as the Department of Health
  • NICE and the SMC
  • Global pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Medical device and biotech companies

At a glance

Salary £38,000 to £50,000

Hours of work 37.5 hours per week

Based at York Science Park (part time options will be considered)

Main Purpose of the Job

The primary purpose of the role is to undertake systematic reviews and other review activity on a wide range of project types:

  • Scoping reviews to inform project or research prioritisation.
  • Rapid reviews.
  • Systematic reviews of the effects of specific interventions, devices, diagnostic test accuracy and other interventions.
  • Reviews to underpin qualitative research.
  • Reviews of methods.
  • Reviews of economic studies, quality of life studies and utilities.
  • Burden of illness reviews.
  • Brief desk reviews.
  • Reviews to inform indirect and mixed treatment comparisons (network metaanalyses).

This post will report to the Associate Director:

Information Services of YHEC. The candidate will be expected to work in project teams alongside other research staff and project directors. YHEC staff include information specialists, health
economists, qualitative researchers, a medical writer and support staff experienced in supporting reviews. YHEC also frequently collaborates with Quantics,, a leading UK Biostatistical Consultancy.

Personal Specification

Essential skills and attributes are:

  • A post-graduate degree in health services research, health technology assessment (HTA) or a related subject. In some cases a first degree in a relevant subject and significant experience gained in a research and consultancy environment will be considered.
  • A strong interest in the evaluation of health care and the NHS.
  • At least five years’ experience of undertaking systematic reviews, evidence synthesis or guidelines (including meta-analysis and ideally network meta-analysis).
  • Ability to lead, manage and take responsibility for project teams.
  • Good interpersonal skills / communication skills and an ability to communicate new and complex information effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy and a commitment to high quality research.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise work depending on client deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm and a commitment to team working.
  • Willingness to engage in continuing professional development, methods research and to contribute to peer-reviewed journals.

Prior experience of working in applied healthcare research is desirable but not essential. Candidates may be required, on occasion, to travel for business purposes (e.g. to client meetings or conferences) although this is not expected to be a significant part of the role.

Terms of Employment: Posts at YHEC are permanent and subject to regular review of performance. Staff are appointed for a trial period of six months, following which employment will be confirmed, subject to successful performance.

Salary: YHEC is able to offer a competitive salary and has conventional commercial flexibility in annual salary reviews. The salary will be within the range £38,000 to £50,000. In addition, there is a profit sharing scheme in operation at YHEC. The post holder will be eligible to join the YHEC Group Pension Scheme. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days per year, plus bank holidays.

More information on the role and YHEC can be found on their website and in the candidate brief here: Senior Research Consultant Review-06.03.20