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26/09/2017 22:53


Professor of Care and Health Policy and Evaluation

Salary: Professorial - from £62,229 per annum

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) is seeking to appoint a Professor of Care and Health Policy and Evaluation. You will initially work on a number of existing PSSRU programmes, and especially in the two policy research unit programmes. The expectation is that you will apply for research funding and develop your own portfolio of work in line with PSSRU research interests, with support from the Unit and the University. In the first instance dedicated internal resources are available to fund the post until the end of July 2019. You will also help develop teaching and post-graduate supervision in the social care and health care field; provide research leadership to more junior academic colleagues, and contribute to the strategic leadership within PSSRU and the wider University community.

As Professor of Care and Health Policy and Evaluation you will:

  • carry out high-quality independent research and contribute fully to our research strategy, impact and outputs
  • contribute to the development and strategic work of PSSRU
  • write bids for external funding for research and/or enterprise-related work
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • experience of high-quality research and publication
  • excellent quantitative (econometric and statistical skills) or qualitative methods skills

Start date for applications: 27 April 2017

Closing date for applications: 25 June 2017

Interviews are to be held: 20 July 2017

For further information about this vacancy and to apply, please click here

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) LSE

Research Officer

Salary from £34,156 to £41,317 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £44,456 pa inclusive

This is a fixed term appointment for 24 months in the first instance

The Personal Social Services Research Unit is a research unit based at the LSE. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, PSSRU undertakes research particularly in the areas of long-term care and mental health economics and policy. Most of PSSRU’s research focuses on the UK or Europe.

PSSRU is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to the position of full-time Research Officer to start in July 2017 to support economic evaluations across PSSRU research studies. This post will involve undertaking economic evaluations and developing and applying methods for assessing changes through time in national and local level social care expenditure and activity in England. This position offers an opportunity for a motivated researcher to develop a research career in long-term care economics.

You will have a completed PhD, or be working towards completion of a PhD, or have other research experience that demonstrates the capability to produce independent original research in economics. You will have experience of applying economic modelling techniques to public services and good knowledge of economic evaluations research methods such as statistical and mathematical modelling and simulation, cost-effectiveness analysis, sensitivity analysis. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to manage your own workload and work to tight timescales.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please call: 020 7955 7885. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 31 May 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 19 June 2017.