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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2021.

Associate Health Technology Assessment Analyst

Job Reference: 907-027

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
£26,523 per annum

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

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  • Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
  • Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
  • Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

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Role title: Associate Health Technology Assessment Analyst

Location: Manchester

2020 was the year that has changed the way we view the world we live in, and as a result, here at NICE we are going through an exciting period of change and rapid growth. There could not be a better time to join us.

As a result of the above we are looking for Associate Health Technology Assessment Analysts to support the organisation through this period of dynamic transformation.

Why choose NICE? As an organisation we all collaborate to achieve the same goal through empowering our workforce to do great things. Health and well-being are a top priority for us because we understand the importance of creating a respectful, supportive, and transparent environment for all our employees.

The Role:

Reporting to a Health Technology Assessment Analyst, the Associate Health Technology Assessment Analyst will have the opportunity to gain exposure to various key teams and programmes within the Centre for Health technology Evaluation.

You will support all the stages of a health technology evaluation including liaising with academic and stakeholder groups, and presenting the evidence base to stakeholders and committees. In addition, you will be working towards developing skills and expertise to advise the Committee of key technical issues and drafting the guidance to the NHS.

In NICE Scientific Advice the Associate Health Technology Assessment Analyst will support the technical team in developing its confidential, fee-based advice to the life sciences industry and preparing key technical documents.

You will receive a fantastic study package which includes full financial support for a 2 year Master’s degree in Health Economics and Decision Modelling along with study leave for tuition and exams. Further information in additional document.

Join us on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at the NICE Virtual Careers Fair: Centre for Health Technology Evaluation to find out more about this role. Registration via additional document.

What you will bring to NICE:

To be considered for this role, we are looking for:

  • Applicants who have recently graduated, or are about to, with a degree in a strong numerical and/or scientific subject such as economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, management science, physics, systems control, pharmacy, biologic, chemistry.
  • Applicants with a strong background in healthcare science who are interested in a career in health technology assessment with supported training.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 2:1 honours degree in a substantially numerical and/or scientific subject. Relevant subjects include, economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, management science, physics, systems control, pharmacy, biologic, chemistry (other relevant disciplines may be considered but would be at the discretion of the course provider)
  • English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component or equivalent
  • Understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare, critical appraisal and the interpretation and synthesis of health care research evidence
  • Understanding of guideline development, health technology assessment and/or public health research and assessment methodology


  • A fully funded 2 year Master’s degree in Health Economics and Decision Modelling, alongside gaining experience in the process of health technology evaluation at a renowned institution.
  • Here at NICE we are passionate and proud of the work we do and the impact we make.
  • We can offer you a great place to work with good benefits, flexible working, and a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment.
  • We have an academic culture committed to producing high quality work and we take collective responsibility.

The Centre:

The Centre for Health technology Evaluation is responsible for developing guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, medical devices, diagnostics, treatments and procedures within the NHS. The Voluntary Scheme for branded medicines and pricing 2019 endorsed the quality and value of the guidance that we produce meaning we now appraise even more new medicines and technologies.

For an informal discussion on the role please contact;

Marcela Haasova, Technical Analyst – Technology Appraisals:


Benjamin Purchase, Scientific Adviser – NICE Scientific Advice:

If you have queries relating to Visa’s or right to work please contact;

Rachel Urquhart, HR & OD Change Manager – Human Resources:

Closing date: 23rd May 2021

We have modern offices in Manchester city centre and Stratford, London. However, we’re all working from home at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please take into consideration that you may be required to commute to one of our offices when we’re all allowed to do so again.

We are a flexible employer, and you will have the opportunity to discuss any potential for flexible working with your Manager.

Important - Due to NICE’s use of anonymised recruitment practices we ask all candidates not to include any personal details within their CV. Please ensure you provide sufficient information in the profile section to allow our team to make an informed judgement about your suitability for this role at this stage.


NICE is committed to the equality, diversity and inclusion of all our candidates and staff, and we are committed to creating a workforce which represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone, and in particular we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, and candidates from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Please contact if you wish to discuss any additional needs or reasonable adjustments which may support your success at interview.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • NHS pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme
  • We provide a thorough induction programme
  • Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities
  • We promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance
  • We value equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community
  • We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in line with the NHS Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

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We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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