We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2022, including July and September. Additional start dates may also be available and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form.
About the Role
Heath Economists at Costello Medical develop economic models to inform decisions on the efficient allocation of resources available to healthcare providers, and communicate these insights to a variety of stakeholders in the healthcare industry.
Economic models within the realm of healthcare are quantitative assessments of the impact of healthcare treatments, practices and policies, either through cost-effectiveness analyses or separate cost and benefit considerations.
These models are typically built in Microsoft Excel, C++, or R, employing universal mathematical and statistical modelling techniques.
The models developed by Health Economists have real world implications, aiming to improve the efficiency of healthcare systems by using robust methodological frameworks to inform decision-making.
Producing an economic evaluation therefore requires Health Economists to :
Model development can frequently involve fitting statistical distributions and parametric survival curves to clinical data and therefore requires a good knowledge of statistics.
What Background Should You Have?
Applicants should have a genuine interest in the healthcare industry and a strong desire to contribute to this setting.
Qualities and experience required include :
Formal degree-level or higher (i.e. postgraduate) training in statistics or modelling is desirable, though not required.
However, applicants should feel comfortable with statistical concepts
A willingness to learn new technical and programming skills is important for the role
Desired requirements for the role are :