The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) invites applications for a new program, the ICER Senior Visiting Fellowship. Successful applicants will receive financial support for long-term visits (usually between six and 12 months) to work at ICER headquarters in Boston. Senior Visiting Fellows will be connected with senior ICER staff to learn about ICER’s approach to health technology assessment and to share ideas for the future of the field. Fellows will also be assigned to work longitudinally with one or more teams developing reviews on specific interventions.
Proposals are encouraged that also suggest ideas for collaborative work on specific issues relevant to ICER’s efforts, including systematic review and cost-effectiveness methodology, stakeholder
engagement, and both the policy and practice of the application of evidence reviews to guide decisions throughout the health system.
We seek applications from distinguished senior clinicians, policy makers, members of the patient community, academic research experts, public or private insurers, purchasers, and representatives
from the life science industry. The purpose of the Fellowship is to bring fresh perspectives to ICER and to stimulate the creation of a broader community of leaders in health technology assessment and evidence-based medical policy in the United States. The Fellowship is supported by a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
Applications for the Fellowship are due by January 15, 2018 for a start date anticipated any time between March-September 2018. Applications should include a CV and a 2-3 page personal statement describing the applicant’s relevant background and interests, what the applicant proposes to accomplish during the Fellowship, and the reasons why the applicant believes the ICER Fellowship will contribute to his/her future career and to improvement in the effectiveness and value of the US health care system. In addition, applicants should specify their preferred start date and length for the Fellowship and describe whether they will have residual duties at their home organization/institution that they will need to attend to during the term of the Fellowship. The amount of financial support sought should also be described and justified. The intent of financial support through the Fellowship is to support some or all of a candidate’s current salary while providing a limited supplement for transition and living costs in Boston. Requests for funding cannot exceed $100,000.
Applications and any questions about the Fellowship should be directed to Beverly Andrade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an independent non-profit research institute that produces reports analyzing the evidence on the effectiveness and value of drugs and other medical services. ICER’s reports include evidence-based calculations of prices for new drugs that accurately reflect the degree of improvement expected in long-term patient outcomes, while also highlighting price levels that might contribute to unaffordable short-term cost growth for the overall health care system.
ICER’s reports incorporate extensive input from all stakeholders and are the subject of public hearings through three core programs: the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF), the
Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (Midwest CEPAC), and the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC). These independent panels review ICER’s reports at public meetings to deliberate on the evidence and develop recommendations
for how patients, clinicians, insurers, and policymakers can improve the quality and value of health care.
Through all its work, ICER seeks to play a pivotal role in creating a future in which collaborative efforts to move evidence into action provide a foundation for a more effective, efficient, and just
health care system. For more information about ICER, please visit ICER’s website (icer-review.org).