Senior / Principal Economist

Job Type:
HEOR/Market Access
Job Category:
Health Economics, Outcomes Research
United Kingdom, Europe
£60,000 to £100,000 per annum
Job Ref:

Senior/Principal Economist


My client is looking for an ambitious and experienced economic modeller who has a strong track record of designing models and leading projects and is capable of providing technical expertise to a team of economic modellers. Building on their previous experience, which could be either as an economics generalist with modelling experience or from a health economics background, they will have a hands-on role designing and developing models and quality assuring economic models built by other team members.

The day job

Working as a member of the senior team, you will:

  • Develop methodologies/solutions for project implementation, build models and provide technical expertise to teams in the building of economic models with particular emphasis on cost utility and cost benefit analyses.
  • Lead reactive business development activities, such as designing projects on the basis of a terms of reference.
  • Supervise the development, delivery and submission of proposals.
  • Establish project goals and supervise day-to-day project implementation for several projects, ensuring project profitability and client satisfaction.
  • Quality assure final deliverables, providing constructive feedback and creating on-the project learning opportunities for project managers.
  • Direct client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Be involved in the professional development of a team of staff.

The successful candidate


  • Preferably a Masters or PhD in health economics

 Work experience

  • Relevant economics work experience, ideally in multiple settings. This may be in consulting, healthcare, academia or pharmaceutical/device industry. Ideally we are looking for a health economist, who is an experienced HTA modeller, but we are interested in receiving applications from other economic modellers.

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced role with client & budget management experience, and with good problem solving skills.

  • A strong track record of designing and delivering economic projects to tight deadlines.  

  • Proficiency in conducting health economic analyses (e.g. cost benefit, cost utility, budget impact).

  • Experience of managing project budgets, teams and a varied workload - always achieving agreed deadlines and quality.



  • Preferably has knowledge of the UK health system, the NHS and organisations like NICE and its role in providing economic evaluations and guidance.

  • In-depth practical knowledge of a range of research methods that can be applied to economic analysis.

  • Ideally a working knowledge of clinical epidemiology and clinical services rendered in major therapeutic areas; or the ability to gain such knowledge as projects arise in specific clinical areas.

Full job description available on request.

I specialise in Health Economics, Outcomes research & Epidemiology and partner some of the industries biggest companies as well as respected consultancies throughout Europe.

For more information on opportunities relevant to your experience, please contact Jamie Barr-Byford or call +44(0)1293 776644 for a confidential chat.

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Contact Details:
Tel: 01293 776644
Contact: Jamie Barr-Byford

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