Jobs with HEHTA

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Current vacancies

We have a growing portfolio of diverse projects, ranging from NIHR-funded economic evaluation alongside trials of complex interventions to UKRI-funded projects on developer-focused health technology assessment in the context of precision medicine.  Currently, we are seeking: 

Research Associate

Grade, level 7, Salary: £37,474 - £42,155 per annum

Vacancy Ref: 085168

Closing date 4th October 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with training and experience in meta-analysis using individual participant data. We are keen to hear from those who have a particular interest in developing their career in evidence synthesis in the context of health technology assessment (HTA).

The main purpose of this job is to make a leading contribution to the NIHR-funded Behavioural Weight Management: COMponents of Effectiveness (BE:COME) study.  BE:COME aims to determine which individual components of behavioural weight management programmes are associated with improvement in relevant health and resource use outcomes. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and undertaking of complex data analyses including individual participant data component network meta-analysis.  In addition, the individual will also be expected to contribute to the writing and submission of research publications, as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Applicants will be qualified to PhD (SCQF level 12) or possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s). Knowledge of advanced quantitative evidence synthesis methodologies, including individual participant data meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, and/or component network meta-analysis is essential.

The post is full time for 12 months. 

Informal enquiries are encouraged, please contact Professor Olivia Wu,

This is a full-time post and has funding for one year.

To apply online, please follow the link:


Yiqiao Xin

Here one of our researchers, Yiqiao Xin, talks about her experience of working with HEHTA.

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