Graduate Health Economist in Farringdon

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Farringdon, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
7 days ago

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Company Description

Genomics England partners with the NHS to provide whole genome sequencing diagnostics. We also equip researchers to find the causes of disease and develop new treatments – with patients and participants at the heart of it all.

Our mission is to continue refining, scaling, and evolving our ability to enable others to deliver genomic healthcare and conduct genomic research.

We are accelerating our impact and working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with Genomics England’s Health Economics Lead to provide analytical support on the development of economic models, to evaluate the costs and benefits of Genomics England’s healthcare and research work across the public sector, industry and wider economy. The outputs of this work will have a major impact on our ability to demonstrate the value of genomic medicine and precision healthcare both internally and externally.

You'll assist with the building and development of detailed economic models to explain and understand Genomics England’s benefit across healthcare, the public sector and the wider economy, using national health economic data and Genomics England data to model and measure the macro-economic impact of the introduction of genomic medicine into the NHS as well as researching and critically appraising medical and economic literature to source suitable model inputs.

Additionally, you'll conduct analysis for business development and funding application activities through provision of analysis/data and be involved in contributing to data-driven guidance in response to questions posed by the executive leadership team preparing comprehensive briefing as needed for the Genomics England board and audit committee.


Essential to this role is a degree in economics, health economics, or a closely related subject. A postgraduate degree while not required for this role, would be advantageous.

In addition, you will have:

* An excellent academic record with a good grasp of health economic and econometric principles together with the ability to apply these to projects

* A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel

* The ability and confidence to work independently

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Highly numerate and with strong analytical skills

* The ability to analyse complex data and draw relevant conclusions

* A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

* Excellent time management skills with ability to contribute to multiple projects simultaneously

* Be mission driven

Ideally, we also like you to have:

* The ability to quickly interpret and manipulate raw data, provide analysis & conclusions and present it in an accessible way

* Demonstrable experience of building economic models, including cost effectiveness models and executing economic analyses

* Experience of having applied economic and mathematical modelling techniques in an industry setting

* Experience of literature reviewing and sifting through datasets

* Experience with statistical software such as R, Python or SQL

Additional Information

Being an integral part of such a meaningful mission is extremely rewarding in itself, but in order to support our people, we’re continually improving our benefits package. We pride ourselves on investing in our people and supporting them to achieve their career goals, as well as offering a benefits package including:

* 30 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), with additional days for long service awards

* A generous pension scheme of up to 15% combined contribution

* Individual learning budgets for every colleague, a Blinkist account and a wide variety of courses on our portal

* A wide variety of wellness benefits including Gympass, a Headspace account, free weekly Yoga classes

* Enhanced maternity & paternity benefits

* Blended working arrangements

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.


As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.

Genomics England operates a blended working model as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. For some people this is 1 day a quarter, for others it is several days a week. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to. The exception would be some of our roles that would require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.

Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations at the moment are Cambridge and Farringdon (London) and in Winter 2022 we are relocating our London office location to Canary Wharf. We will also be expanding our regional offices.

Looking ahead to our move to Canary Wharf, we will be designing our new space with blended working in mind, and with the flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns. During the pandemic we will be following government advice on working from home guidance.



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