Conduct costing and develop Markov and/or dynamic models to evaluate cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis C virus testing and treatment programs in LMIC.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to join a multi-disciplinary research team based in Population Health Sciences in Bristol Medical School. The post is funded for 2.5 years in the first instance and will provide a valuable opportunity for obtaining research training and experience.

The post will involve undertaking costing studies of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) self-testing intervention trials and HCV testing and treatment programs, primarily in low or middle-income country settings. Possible study settings include Georgia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, and USA, with there being a requirement for travel to some project sites for data collection. There will also be a need to develop health transition (Markov) models and possibly disease transmission (dynamic) models to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these interventions.

We are looking for an applicant with experience in undertaking economic evaluations, with an interest in infectious diseases, who is keen to develop skills in both areas of specialism.

The successful applicant will join an internationally recognised collaborative team of mathematical modellers, epidemiologists, social scientists and health economists interested in the transmission dynamics and impact/cost-effectiveness of interventions for preventing and treating HCV, HIV/AIDS, TB, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and vaccine preventable infections. The team is led by Professor Peter Vickerman and associated with the Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation ( The role will also be affiliated with Health Economics Bristol (HEB, HEB researchers study
the economics of health and healthcare, working across a range of topics including: the economics of health and care across the life course; efficiency and equity in health care decisions; and developing methods for applied health economics.

Excellent training opportunities are available through the Bristol Medical School short course programme in research methods.

University of Bristol
Closing date
July 6th, 2022
Posted on
June 16th, 2022 15:37
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June 16th, 2022 15:37