RAND Europe is a not-for-profit policy research organisation. Our mission is to help improve policy- and decision-making through evidence-based research and analysis. We realise our mission by undertaking objective, balanced and relevant research, sharing the insights and information widely, and working in partnership with a range of clients and collaborators.
We wish to recruit a Senior Analyst with excellent track records in health services, health systems or public health research and good understanding of health and healthcare challenges and priorities in the UK and Europe. The role will be based at RAND Europe’s Cambridge (England) office.
About RAND Europe
RAND Europe is a community interest company, and was established in 1992 as an independently chartered European unit of the U.S. policy research institution, the RAND Corporation. RAND Europe has offices in Brussels and Cambridge, and employs approximately 80 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. In addition to its strong ethos of evidence based research, RAND Europe is a values-driven organisation and our experience shows that our most successful researchers closely align their behaviours with our value set. RAND Europe has a long-standing collaboration with the University of Cambridge: the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR).
About the Senior Analyst post
You will work in a strong team-based environment to conduct analysis relating to key areas of health services and policy in the UK, European and global settings. Funders of our research and clients include the National Institute for Health Research (in particular HS&DR and HTA programmes), the European Commission, the Health Foundation, the General Medical Council, the World Health Organisation and other funders including charities. Specific areas of focus include healthcare organisation and service delivery, quality of care, evaluating new models of care, innovation in health care, medical research, policy analysis and public health. You will bring knowledge of health and/or healthcare, ideally in more than one setting. You will have excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills (evidenced by examples) and the proven ability to communicate effectively with clients and to a range of audiences. You will have strong project management experience, including experience of budget management. You should have a track record of proposal development and client management. Importantly, you will bring passion related to the field of health and healthcare research and flexibility and drive to contribute in capacity as a senior researcher to an exciting portfolio of high quality research and analysis in order to inform policy- and decision-making.
We are looking for someone with a health or social science background (ideally qualified to PhD level) – including health services research, public health, health economics, medical sociology, applied statistics and epidemiology – and with experience of applying skills to policy problems. We are particularly interested in recruiting candidates with strong quantitative research skills and experience of working with routine NHS and social care data but open to applications from individuals that have identified research strengths, supported by a track record and with research interests that align with pressing health and health care challenges in the UK and internationally.
The role will be actively involved in CCHSR’s research.
The successful candidate will have:
--A health or social science background with a demonstrable and strong track record of applying their research skills to policy problems. Relevant disciplines include health services research, public health, health economics, medical sociology, applied statistics and epidemiology. They will bring knowledge of health and/or healthcare, ideally in more than one setting.
--A demonstrable track record of preparing bids for research/consultancy, ideally through a combination of contract research projects and grant funding.
--Excellent evidence of working as part of a team, motivating others and developing colleagues for career progression
In addition they will have excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills (evidenced by examples) and the proven ability to communicate effectively with clients and to varied audiences. They will have strong project management experience, including experience of budget management.
This is an exciting opportunity working with the one of the world’s most respected public policy consultancies. It is ideally suited to a flexible and ambitious individual who is used to engaging with government officials and wishes to make a real impact in health and healthcare policy working alongside a very talented team in a collegiate and meritocratic environment.
Addresses complex policy questions by conducting research and analysis on behalf of clients and supports the research group in winning proposals and delivering multiple projects.