Researcher in Economics

Updated: 25 days ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

Applications are invited for a Researcher in Economics to work in a team lead by Catia Nicodemo, Julia Hippisley-Cox and Cheti Nicoletti on a research programme on maternal mental health and infant health outcomes.

Following the recently awarded ESRC-SDAI research grant on 'maternal depression and anxiety disorders and child mental health outcomes,' we are looking to recruit a researcher to work at the interface between health economics and data science. The successful applicant will collaborate with the team of senior academics in the production of research outputs with a focus on the transmission of mental depression and anxiety disorders from mothers to children. The research will be mainly empirical and based on a novel administrative dataset covering general practices and hospitals (QResearch and Hospital Episode Statistics).

We are seeking an experienced economist with a strong background in analysis of large data sets and modelling. Responsibilities will include analysis of appropriate datasets using statistical software such as Stata or R, literature reviews, and writing up results for reports for the research funder, publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at conferences or meetings. They will also be expected to contribute to the preparation and submission of proposals for new research projects, with the pursuit of funding for original projects encouraged.

The post would be ideally suited to someone proactive and ambitious who has obtained their PhD and is planning an academic career in economics and data science. The post provides an outstanding opportunity to undertake high impact quantitative work using electronic health data. The successful applicant should have demonstrable programming, analytical and statistical skills and experience of working with large, complex datasets.

For the full list of responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the job description.

You will be based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG.

The position is funded for 2 years in the first instance and is available with a start date of 1 October 2020.

Potential applicants who would like to discuss the post are welcome to contact Catia Nicodemo via email at:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 15 July 2020. Interviews will be held on Monday 27 July 2020.

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