April 10, 2012
Location: Wales, UK
Application deadline: 10th April 2012
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in areas relating to medicines use, pharmaceutical economics or policy at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University. This full-time, 3-year studentship provides full support for tuition fees (for UK/EU nationals), all associated research costs and a tax-free stipend. Studentships are currently £13,590 in the first year, with annual increments thereafter.
This PhD will relate to one of the Centre’s medicines-related research activities:
- Pharmaceutical economics and policy research: including the economic assessment of all new medicines in Wales; and policies related with the appraisal of new medicines, including: orphan drug status, biosimilars, evergreened products, pharmaceutical innovation, prescription charges, generic substitution and value-based pricing;
- Variability in response to medicines: including the assessment of the impact of non-adherence on treatment effectiveness and cost-effectiveness; and the economics of pharmacogenetic tests;
- Methodological research related to trial-based economic assessments: including measures of health outcome, methods for resource use data measurement, and cost-effectiveness estimation based on pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models;
- Applied research in trial-based economic evaluations: including trials in children, and adults with depression, cancer, epilepsy
How to Apply
To apply for this studentship please submit an application via the University’s on-line admissions facility. Please ensure this includes an outline of no more than two pages of the proposed research.
Applicants should hold a first class or upper-second-class degree in economics, pharmacy or a relevant quantitative, clinical or biomedical discipline. A Masters qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. health economics, statistics or operational research) would be an advantage.
The award is available to UK and other EU nationals only. Non-UK EU nationals must be resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship, otherwise they will be eligible for a fees-only award. The studentship is available from October 2012.
For further information please contact: Professor Dyfrig Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 10th April 2012.