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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Analyst

Job Reference: 907-129

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Devices & Diagnostics
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

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: 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. NICE has an important role in facilitating the uptake of beneficial healthcare innovation.

As a result of the above we are looking for a skilled HTA Analyst to help develop guidance on health technologies.

The Role

Reporting to the Health Technology Assessment Adviser, the HTA Analyst will be responsible for the development, publication and quality assurance of guidance. You will provide technical oversight and guidance to the assessment of the clinical and cost effectiveness of medical devices, diagnostic technologies, digital health technologies (including AI), contribute to the training and development of new and existing members of staff, and the development of high-quality methods and technical practice across the guidance programme.

What you will bring to NICE

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

  • A doctorate or Master’s degree (or equivalent) or equivalent relevant HTA experience
    The qualifications and/or experience should be in subject or subjects related to HTA/evidence-based medicine (health economics, medical statistics, clinical trials, public health and health policy, epidemiology, systematic reviewing)
  • Individuals with knowledge across HTA including principles of evidence-based healthcare, critical appraisal and the interpretation and synthesis of health care and public health research evidence.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • the ability to analyse complex clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence, and to develop high-quality technical documents
  • the ability to prioritise own workload and produce high-quality work to meet frequent, non-negotiable deadlines
  • the ability to establish effective working relationships with a range of professionals both internally and externally.


  • 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 Department

The Centre for Health Technology Evaluation develops guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, medical technologies, treatments and procedures within the NHS.

The Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) selects medical devices, digital health technologies and diagnostic products and develops guidance and advice on the clinical and cost-efficient use of these products for the NHS and its social care partners. Where appropriate, we facilitate collaborative research to answer research recommendations in guidance.

For an informal discussion please contact Kim Carter, Technical Adviser,

Closing date: 03 October 2021
Interview date: 22 October 2021

We have modern offices in Manchester city centre and Stratford, London. Please take into consideration that you may be required to commute to one of our offices. From October 2021 staff will be required to work 1 day a week (4 days a month) in the office, 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 application. Please ensure you provide sufficient detail in the supporting information 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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