Economist Vacancy at the OHE

As the OHE continues to expand, we have another opportunity to welcome economists at a junior level to our team of talented researchers. Our team get the opportunity to work on a wide variety of policy-relevant projects across the health and life sciences sectors from grant-funded research projects to privately-funded consulting but whatever the topic, whomever the client, OHE is respected for the original, rigorous, and expert analysis and insight we provide. We invite you to apply if you feel you fit the criteria and are excited to support the development and growth of the successful candidate.

Please see details for the vacancy below and follow the steps to apply to become one of the newest members of the Office of Health Economics:


The Office of Health Economics wishes to recruit well-qualified, highly motivated and energetic junior economists, with particular strengths in health economics, including the economics of health technology assessment, health care systems and/or the life sciences industry.

The Office of Health Economics is particularly interested in strengthening the areas of:

  • Health econometrics and real-world evidence
  • Market access and policy
  • Industrial Organisation and Microeconomics of health and pharmaceutical markets
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Stated Preference techniques such as Discrete Choice Experiments
  • Impact evaluation of health care and health policy interventions in High, Low, and Middle Income countries

The economists will contribute to all three of the OHE’s core activities:

  • peer-reviewed research
  • consultancy
  • advising the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

The OHE is a London-based, not for profit, economic research and consultancy organisation, founded in 1962. Our scope is international and our client portfolio spans all three sectors: public, private and charitable.

OHE’s work covers a broad range of analyses into the economics and policy of four related areas:

  • measuring and valuing outcomes – for example, valuing health using stated preference techniques such as discrete choice experiments
  • judging value for money and improving decision making – for example, assessing the value of health care through the use of cost-effectiveness thresholds   
  • incentivising quality – for example, assessing how incentives, payments and reimbursement mechanisms can influence quality, behaviours and performance
  • economics of innovation – for example, understanding how new models of innovation can help streamline development, reduce costs and speed patient benefit

The main purpose of the economist role is to undertake and present analyses on topics in one or more of our areas of specialism in all three core OHE activities, i.e. research, consultancy, and advice to the ABPI. This involves working with OHE colleagues, academic collaborators, the ABPI and other clients, and with external stakeholders.

Candidates must have:

  • a good first degree, preferably majoring in economics;
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification, such as economics, health economics or industrial economics;
  • ability to do research, write and present clearly argued analyses in fluent English within tight deadlines.

All applications must include the following:

  • a letter describing your current or most recent employment, including current salary and benefits package, and highlighting areas of your experience and qualifications that you consider most relevant to the OHE post;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • the names, contact addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three referees (we do not contact referees unless a position has been offered to you);
  • a recent example of your written work in English (of at least 1,000 words).

All required information must be sent to and received by midday on Monday 11th April.  Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on Thursday the 21st April at our Central London offices

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. 

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