HSC R&D/NCI Health Economics Fellowship

The Health & Social Care Research & Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) in partnership with the National Cancer Institute invite applications for Health Economics Fellowship. This Fellowship programme aims to encourage successful applicants to pursue a career in health economics with a cancer focus. The duration of the Fellowship will be four years leading to a PhD degree in health economics. The Fellowship includes ten months of coursework in health economics, cancer prevention and health policy, based in Northern Ireland/UK; followed by two years of mentored research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Europe/US and a final year of mentored research at a Northern Ireland/UK University.

Applications are invited from graduates with a primary degree in a relevant discipline e.g. epidemiology, (bio) statistics or economics. Applicants with degrees in medicine, pharmacy, health services research, social sciences or other sciences will also be considered. Specific training or experience in (health) economics is beneficial but not required. Applicants must be eligible for a J1 visa to work in the US.

HSC R&D Division will provide an annual studentship of £25,000 for four years, plus student fees, costs associated with travel and the cost of health insurance for the duration of the Fellow’s stay in Europe/ US as appropriate. Funds are provided to enable the Fellow to attend one appropriate scientific meeting per year of research.

Application forms and guidance notes are available to download below or can be obtained from HSC R&D Division. Closing date for applications is Friday 7 February 2014 at 12.00. The Public Health Agency is an equal opportunities employer.

Applicants should contact:
Mrs Eimear Cowan
HSC R&D Division
Public Health Agency
12-22 Linenhall Street

Tel:    028 9055 3617
Email: eimear.cowan@hscni.net  
Website: http://www.publichealthagency.org

Application Form.doc
Guidance Notes.doc